Ethelred didn't know what do do,
He couldn't get the Vikings to shoo,
He tried and he tried to do it with pride,
And ended up staying inside!
The the king introduced Danegeld,
To stop the Vikings attacking,
He was lazy and young,
So he had a small tongue
That lazy young king of England.
The Vikings were paid to go home,
So that they would leave us alone,
But the next day they came back,
So poor Ethelred was given the sack!