November 16, 2011

Song of the Dragonborn

Song of the Dragonborn is the theme song of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Skyrim title screen

It is the music played on the title screen.

The music is composed by Jeremy Soule, as has been the case in the previous Elder Scrolls games. Song of the Dragonborn is different  though, because it actually has lyrics written in dragon language. The familiar music from the last two Elder Scrolls is also present and has been incorporated into the song.

Download the Song of the Dragonborn MP3

Song of the Dragonborn lyrics

Dovahkiin, Dovahkiin, naal ok zin los vahriin,
Wah dein vokul mahfaeraak ahst vaal!
Ahrk fin norok paal graan fod nust hon zindro zaan,
Dovahkiin, fah hin kogaan mu draal!

Huzrah nu, kul do od, wah aan bok lingrah vod,
Ahrk fin tey, boziik fun, do fin gein!
Wo lostfron wah ney dov, ahrk fin reyliik do jul,
Voth aan suleyk wah ronit faal krein!

Ahrk fin zul, rok drey kod, nau tol morokei frod,
Rul lot Taazokaan motaad voth kein!
Sahrot Thu'um, med aan tuz, vey zeim hokoron pah,
Ol fin Dovakiin komeyt ok rein!


Ahrk fin Kel lost prodah, do ved viing ko fin krah,
Tol fod zeymah win kein meyz fuundein!
Alduin, feyn do jun, kruziik vokun, staadnav,
Voth aan bahlok wah diivon fin lein!

Nuz aan sul, fent alok, fod fin vul dovah nok,
Fen kos nahlot mahfaeraak ahrk ruz!
Paaz Keizaal fen kos stin nol bein Alduin jot,
Dovahkiin kos fin saviik do muz!


English translation

Dragonborn, Dragonborn, by his honor is sworn,
To keep evil forever at bay!
And the fiercest foes rout when they hear triumph's shout,
Dragonborn, for your blessing we pray!

Hearken now, sons of snow, to an age, long ago
And the tale, boldly told, of the one!
Who was kin to both wyrm, and the races of man,
With a power to rival the sun!

And the voice, he did wield, on that glorious field,
When great Tamriel shuddered with war!
Mighty Thu'um, like a blade, cut through enemies all,
As the Dragonborn issued his roar!


And the Scrolls have foretold, of black wings in the cold,
That when brothers wage war come unfurled!
Alduin, Bane of Kings, ancient shadow unbound,
With a hunger to swallow the world!

But a day shall arise, when the dark dragon's lies,
Will be silenced forever and then!
Fair Skyrim will be free from foul Alduin's maw,
Dragonborn be the savior of men!


Song of the Dragonborn


  1. Seems to be missing the lyrics that can be heard after these ones provided.... Well, actually, the chorus is wrong...

    The chorus is in english, and different. I was listening to the version provided on this page, and when it got to the chorus couldn't mat any of the lyrics, but wentto an alternative source, and found this to be more correct:

    "Dovakin, Dovakin
    For the sake of Skyrim
    For our Life, For our Home,
    For Hrothgars Blood,
    For the Nords and for the Gods,
    For the Sole Single Son,
    Dovakin, Dovakin
    who will dawn with Fire"

    as found as teh best answer on
    as of this post.

  2. I refer you to the song also by Jeremy Soule called "One they Fear" Which may have been the song these lyrics are meant for and is on the same soundtrack.

  3. The "Sovngarde" track of the OST utilizes the full version of the lyrics, albeit at a different tune from "Dragonborn".