Ultima Thule - Sommarn kommer (English translation)


Sommarn kommer

Sommarn kommer med sol
kommer över hällmark och sten
över förfäders ben
över martaller och en
Över ros och ruin
liksom över blommor och bin
skiner solen igen om sommaren
Sommar - det är när solen kommer över Östergarn
Sommar - det är när humlor brummar och myggen blir med barn
Sommar - det är när lyckan bjuder sorgen upp till dans
Visst skulle det va' trist, skulle det om sommarn inte fanns
Vackert - kan vara mossa på en gammal sprucken sten
Vackert - kan va' att hålla ut fast bärgningen är klen
Vackert - kan vara sån't som kallas fult nån annan stans
Visst skulle det va' trist, skulle det om sommarn inte fanns
Submitted by SaintMark on Fri, 21/07/2017 - 03:10
Submitter's comments:

slightly different version than the original by Alan Nilsson.

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English translation

Summer's coming

Summer's coming with sun
Coming over cliffs and rocks
Over ancestor's bones, over juniper and pine
Over roses and ruins
Over flowers and bees
The sun's shining again on the farmstead
Summer, the sun's coming over the eastern isles
Summer, when horseflies buzz and mosquitoes hatch
Summer, that's when Palme hides up north somewhere
Certainly it'd be a sad thing if summer never came..
Beauty can be the moss on an ancient cracked rock
Beauty, to keep going, even when the harvest is poor
Beauty, the things that are called ugly someplace else
Certainly it'd be a sad thing if summer never came..
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Submitted by SaintMark on Fri, 21/07/2017 - 03:21
Author's comments:

TL mine
the versions of Allan Nilsson and Ultima Thule differ slightly in the Refrain.

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