Berserk Warriors - Mental As Anything

This tribute song, recorded and released by Australian band Mental As Anything in September 1981, tells the story of two "Vikings", based on Bj�rn and Agnetha's divorce. The first 3,000 copies of the single featured a handmade paper sleeve with the fingerprints of the band members and a rubber stamp bearing the title of the song.

Berserk WarriorsBerserk Warriors single A-side

Bj�rn is just a Viking
He is very handy with a sword
He loves nothing better
Than to cut and slash right through a horde
Mutilation, jubilation
Friendly muscles, in a tussle

Anna's a girl Viking
She is very handy with a spear
She wont wear silk stockings
Armour-plated garments are her sphere
In the fjords you can hear them
Eerie horns blow
Viking love show

Bj�rn and Anna earn their leisure
They have each other for their pleasure Berserk Warriors single B-side

Bj�rn is on his longship
He and Anna fought it out today
She says it is their Waterloo
Vikings shouldn't mix their work and play
All that blonde hair
For them to share
So much plunder
Cut asunder

Now when Bj�rn and Anna see each other
It's on the battlefield, not as lovers...

Those Vikings love to fight and play
Fighting berserk warriors hey hey

Words and music by Peter O'Doherty � 1981 Syray

Catalogue number K-8594 (Regular/Festival) released 1981

'Berserk Warriors' also appeared on Mental As Anything's LP Cats And Dogs (1981)

Thanks to Patrick Jauffert for posting these lyrics to ABBAMAIL

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