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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.

http://www.myspace.com/rannveigsifsig

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu0jncABVjQ

  • 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.

http://www.daysuntil.com/Midsummer-Eve/index.html#Midsummer-Eve-8696

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer_Eve#United_Kingdom

 

 

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