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Monday, December 23, 2019

Good Luck Getting 'Toss a Coin to Your Witcher' from The Witcher Out of Your Head


  • The second episode of The Witcher sees a meeting between Geralt of Rivia and Jaskier, a bard.
  • At the episode's end, Jaskier sings an incredibly catchy song about Geralt.
  • Joey Batey (Jaskier) talks to us about the song, and we've got all of its lyrics right here.


When starting to watch a new show, most people can probably pinpoint the exact moment when they either decideor realizethat they're hooked. When I first watched Game of Thrones, that moment was at the end of the first season's sixth episode ; Netflix's The Witcher has Thrones aspirations, and it certainly has a couple of those moments of it's own. One might be the climax of the first episode, when Geralt of Rivia ( Henry Cavill ) showcases some very impressive sword work. But more impactful is a moment at the end of the show's second episode, when the bard, Jaskier (Joey Batey) reveals his new song, "Toss A Coin To Your Witcher," which might be the catchiest song ever written.

The song is the first we see of Jaskier coming along on an adventure with Geralt, thinking he needs to experience what he sings about first-hand to make a more convincing song. The songwhich Geralt doesn't seem to love, due to it's testy relationship with the truthis so incredibly catchy; once you hear it, you probably won't ever be able to unhear it.

"It's the most annoying thing I've ever heard. It's so catchy," Batey said in a recent interview with Men's Health. "Everyone's been listening to it for a week or so now, and humming it. I've had that in my head for eight months."

The song was written by the show's composers, Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli, but Batey said that he went "back and forth" with them while putting together the final version of the song. In fact, while of course they sing a version of the song while filming, Batey re-visited it six months later to re-record the vocals in London. "It kind of did some wonders for my heart at the end of everything; I had massive withdrawal symptoms when I wrapped on the show, on Season 1, and it was a wonderful experience to revisit it a couple months later," he says.

Batey isn't new to singinghe's a vocalist in his own band, The Amazing Devil , and says that his family and background being rooted in Northern England and Ireland helped to give him a deep history with Folk music. He modestly says that he's been "wailing" since he was a kid ("I'm not sure if you'd call it 'singing'," he says), but that his less-than-perfect voice make him a perfect fit for the character.

"When the role came to me, I was really excited, because I just thought 'Oh, no, I don't need to have a perfect voice," he says. "I'm not a musical theatre, or an opera-trained singer, but there is hopefully something that smacks of the Joe Everyman. The normal guy who sings in the bars and taverns and tells the stories of this wonderful world of the continent."

And at least one of those storiesspecifically, the one about tossing a coin to a certain Witcheris going to be stuck in a lot of people's heads for quite a long time.

You can check out the full lyrics of the "Toss A Coin To Your Witcher"song below:
When a humble bard Graced a ride along With Geralt of Rivia Along came this song

From when the White Wolf fought A silver-tongued devil His army of elves At his hooves did they revel

They came after me With masterful deceit Broke down my lute And they kicked in my teeth

While the devils horns Minced our tender meat And so cried the Witcher He cant be bleat

Toss a coin to your Witcher O Valley of Plenty O Valley of Plenty O

Toss a coin to Your Witcher O Valley of Plenty

At the edge of the world Fight the mighty horde That bashes and breaks you And brings you to mourn

He thrust every elf Far back on the shelf High up on the mountain From whence it came

He wiped out your pest Got kicked in his chest Hes a friend of humanity So give him the rest

Thats my epic tale Our champion prevailed Defeated the villain Now pour him some ale

Toss a coin to your Witcher O Valley of Plenty O Valley of Plenty O

Toss a coin to your Witcher And friend of humanity Toss a coin to your Witcher O Valley of Plenty O Valley of Plenty O And friend of humanity

Toss a coin to your Witcher O Valley of Plenty O Valley of Plenty O

Toss a coin to your Witcher A friend of humanity

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