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‘Sofðu unga ástin mín’ This one is for Edward Snowden future Icelandic saga hero

June 22, 2013

Sofðu unga ástin mín

Gudrun Ingimars Sofdu unga ástin mín Icelandic Folksong

Another version

As I wrote last Midsummer:

Rannveig Sif Sigurdardottir has a beautiful voice and sings the traditional Icelandic lullaby Sofdu unga astin min.

Since then Edward Snowden has emerged as a potential new addition to the Icelandic heroes of old. Surely a saga is brewing from the North.

Bambi learns how to speak Icelandic, learn along!

Common Phrases in Icelandic Language : Simple Greetings in Icelandic

Iceland Midsummer.

Althing at Thingvellir, Iceland (English)

Althing is opposite of NSA, DOJ, Eastern District of Virginia forum shopping for harsh judges. Just the fact that the case is to be heard in the Eastern District of Virginia for a crime alleged to happen in Hawaii shows it is political and that it is intended to deny Edward Snowden a fair trial.

“Ex-NSA official on Snowden and the U.S. spy leviathan ” Thomas Drake

Back to Althing. Asylum for Edward Snowden.

Þingvellir – June 14 2010 (Iceland)

Á Sprengisandi (At Sprengisandur) – Icelandic folk song by Bergþór Pálsson

Olafur Vignir Sigurvinsson is the businessman trying to help bring Edward Snowden to Iceland.

Birgitta Jónsdóttir is a member of the Althing. Her webpage:

She is trying to help Edward Snowden get asylum in Iceland.

Next Midsummer, Edward Snowden will be in Iceland, hopefully at Thingvellir. Edward Snowden part of the Pantheon of Icelandic Heroes. They are part of why we have freedom and democracy today. Edward Snowden is their heir.


Rannveig Sif Sigurdardottir Sofdu unga astin min

June 17, 2012

Rannveig Sif Sigurdardottir has a beautiful voice and sings the traditional Icelandic lullaby Sofdu unga astin min.

  • 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

    cataedu 4 years ago 41

  • Sleep my little loved one sleep tears of rain are teeming Mother will your treasures keep precious toys from bones of sheep till daylight puts an end to dreaming All the woes which darkness knows make my spirit languish Pitch-black sands I’ve often seen burn away the fields of green the glacier’s lifeless depths cry out in anguish Sleep my baby sleep content you must learn tomorrow Nature never can relent fleeting daylight soon is spent and life’s a tale of love and loss and sorrow

    cataedu 4 years ago 36

I like to listen to her recording of this lullaby whenever we get close to Midsummer’s Eve, St. John’s Eve for Christians.  This year the June Solstice is on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, as Google helpfully tells us.

June 19, 2012 is Midsummer’s Eve according to this website, which just takes the day before the Solistice.



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