Sofdu unga astin min 2014

July 13, 2014

A little late on my annual post on Sofdu unga astin min

https://myspace.com/rannveigsifsig/music/song/sofdu-unga-astin-min-11601536-11402720

Click it several times and it plays without signing in. This version is hypnotic.

Following has a more Scandinavian accent.

Sofðu unga ástin mín (Sleep my young love) – Icelandic lullaby

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPncFLlxGwY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B3hann_Sigurj%C3%B3nsson

Jóhann Sigurjónsson (June 19, 1880 – August 31, 1919) was an Icelandic playwright and poet. Atypically, Jóhann wrote plays and poetry in both his native Icelandic and in Danish.

Sofðu unga ástin mín (Sleep my young love) / Vögguljóð. Vögguvísa. Íslenskt þjóðlag. Icelandic lullaby. Lullaby from Iceland. Folk song in Icelandic language. It was composed by Icelandic poet Jóhann Sigurjónsson (1880 – 1919).

Lyrics in Icelandic:

Sofðu unga ástin mín.
Úti regnið grætur.
Mamma geymir gullin þín,
gamla leggi og völuskrín.
Við skulum ekki vaka um dimmar nætur.

Það er margt sem myrkrið veit,
minn er hugur þungur.
Oft ég svarta sandinn leit
svíða grænan engireit.
Í jöklinum hljóða dauðadjúpar sprungur.

Sofðu lengi, sofðu rótt,
seint mun best að vakna.
Mæðan kenna mun þér fljótt,
meðan hallar degi skjótt,
að mennirnir elska, missa, gráta og sakna.

English:

Sleep, my young love.
Outside the rain is weeping.
Mummy is watching over your treasure,
an old bone and a round case.
We should not stay awake through dim nights.

There is much that darkness knows,
my mind is heavy.
Often I saw black sand
burning the green meadow.
In the glacier cracks are rumbling deep as death.

Sleep for a long time, sleep quietly,
it is best to wake up late.
Sorrow will teach you soon,
while the day is quickly decaying,
that men love, lose, cry and mourn.

http://www.snerpa.is/allt_hitt/textasafn/Vogguljod/

This fits the topic of the last post and is dedicated to Pierre Wauthier.

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