Skol, Vikings is the fight song of the Minnesota Vikings. It was introduced around the same time the team was founded in 1961. The words and music are from James "Red" McLeod, a composer native to Edina, Minnesota.
The original recording is usually played whenever the team scores, accompanied by cheerleaders carrying flages that spell the teams name as part of the lyrics "V-I-K-I-N-G-S". It is also played at the end of the game, after a victory.
Skol Vikings, let's win this game,
Skol Vikings, honor your name,
Go get that first down,
Then get a touchdown.
Rock 'em . . . Sock 'em
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Go Vikings, run up the score,
You'll hear us yell for more. . .
Skol, Vikings, let's go!
Skol - (skål) is a Danish/Norwegian/Swedish word for "cheers," or "good health," a salute or a toast, as to an admired person or group.
Vikings (not the sports team) - Scandinavian people that existed between 793-1066AD that traveled in long-boats as traders, settlers, and warriors. The Minnesota Vikings were named after these people to reflect on Minnesota's Scandinavian-American descendents.