Sjugur and the Troll bride

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Sjugur Og Trollbrura

 

og kongen han sto på høgeloftsvoll,
han så seg ut så vi'e.
tett ute på den grøne voll
der så han sjugur ri'e.

sjugur våga livet for jomfrua.

eg seia vel må at kongjen var vild,
for si dotter han mista till bergjet,
hvor jutul og troll held bryllaupspill,
men sjugur hadde nevan till vergje.

sjugur våga livet for jomfrua.

å, høyr no min sjugur, min dotte er di,
for du er no så strek ein herre.
om du torde gange i bergjet inn
og hente din hjertens kjære.

sjugur våga livet for jomfrua.

og sjugur han let till bryllaups be'
så mangje han kunne utvelgja.
deretter så bad han så mangen en tuss,
så tjukt som sju kunne telja.

sjugur våga livet for jomfrua.

du trudde vel brura var lekker ei tøs
med bryster og hår som sofia.
nei nase ho hadde som nautefjøs,
og augo som tjønn uti lia.

sjugur våga livet for jomfrua.

som brureskjenken var gangen forbi
og folket begynte å tvista.
han sjur dangla etter med klubba si,
og slo ikkje slag som missa.

sjugur våga livet for jomfrua.

og heim kom han sjugur med kongsdottera fin,
høva bettre for tøsa enn trolla.
og kongjen tok ordet till sjugur sin :
du har tjent 'a, så ta og behold 'a.

sjugur våga livet for jomfrua.

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Sjugur and the Troll bride

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And the king stood on [the] gallery
he looked out far and wide.
close out on the green meadow
there he saw sjugur ride.

sjugur risked his life for the young maiden.

I do say that the king must have been lost
for his daughter he lost to the mountain,
where jutuls and trolls hold wedding games
but sjugur had his fists to defend himself.

sjugur risked his life for the young maiden.

oh, listen now my sjugur, my daughter is yours,
for you are, in fact, a strong gentleman.
if you dare into the mountain walk
and retrieve your beloved one.

sjugur risked his life for the young maiden.

and sjugur he invited to his wedding
as many as he could choose
thereafter he invited many a hulder
as thick as seven could count

sjugur risked his life for the young maiden.

you probably thought the bride was as delicious as a slut
with breasts and hair like sofia.
no, she had a nose like nautefjøs**
and eyes like ponds in the hillside.

sjugur risked his life for the young maiden.

as the bestowing of the bride was over
and the people began to dispute resolution.
sjur lunged out with his club
and didn't strike blows that missed.

sjugur risked his life for the young maiden.

and home came sjugur with the fine princess
suited the slut better than the trolls.
and the king said to his sjugur:
you have earned her, so keep her.

sjugur risked his life for the young maiden.

Publicado por odnoitozhe el Mié, 16/05/2012 - 23:42
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*A jutul is a type of troll, known for their stupidity. Not to be confused with jötunn/jǫtunn/jotunn/jotun, a being that can possess great wisdom.

**A nautefjøs is a type of barn that doesn't translate into anything. Either way, they're quite large, meaning that she has a large nose.

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TrampGuy     Mayo 17th, 2012

Oh, I didn't know you were going to remake the whole thing, but good thing you did, now the translation is much more solid.

Couple of thing though :
1. According to the album inlay : "høgeloftsvoll = svalegangen på gamle hus", so I think it's closer to what I wrote. Maybe I should've wrote theater or balcony instead.

2. Jötunns is synonymous with Jutul, so for most laymen readers, it would be equally unclear. Therefore, it would be nice to add some extra description in the comments, and leaving it as Jutul is also fine imo - as it is a name.

3. I think "tuss" actually means dwarf or gnome. As in the song by Lumsk based on Alvíssmál, Allvis says "eg er av tusseætt" - I am of dwarf/gnome family.

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odnoitozhe     Mayo 18th, 2012

1. I just assumed that it was a compound word. Thanks! It means "gallery", by the way Smile

2. That's true, I should've thought about that. I'll change it.

3. Actually (and I feel stupid for not remembering), tusse is another name on a hulder, which is a forest creature that steals human infants to replace them with her own children. The hulders are known for their beauty, but apparently the children are really ugly. So if someone's of 'tusseætt', he or she is probably a replaced children, which is a really bad thing. Smile

TrampGuy     Mayo 18th, 2012

Very interesting and informative, thank you.
As for Jutul, I've read somewhere that it's actually synonymous with jotunn and jætte. The article said that it differs from other trolls in that it's gigantic and often comes with tusks or being a cyclops. If it's not the case, could you please share your source with me so I could further inquire on the subject - I'm a "sucker" for Northern myths Smile.
I didn't know tuss meant huldra. How would you translate tusseætt then? I've seen it translated to gnome by another Norwegian.

odnoitozhe     Junio 6th, 2012

I don't have a particular source, I just know from reading Norse mythology books, but I've done some research. I think that jutul is an Eastern Norwegian dialect word for jotun, so you're probably right on that one. Also, you've written jætte, which is the danish word for jotun Smile The system is complicated, though - a jotne is basically a troll, but there are different kinds of trolls. Turse, rimturse, jutul, jøtul og gyger (female troll) are all synonyms for jotun, but they're not the same as for example jötunn, which is a ''smart'' troll. It's confusing. As for their apperance: they tend to be big and sometimes have several heads.
Tusseætt won't translate directly, but I would probably translate it into 'of hulder descent' or something like that. Gnome is a specie of underground people, like the hulder, but they're not the same.

I also want to add some information about the hulder that you might find interesting. I mentioned that the hulder children were really ugly, right? Well, it was their way to explain why a child was deformed or different in any other way. Children with cleft lips or Down's Syndrome would often be explained as being hulder children because there was no other explanation to be given. There was a lot of superstition back then. Smile

TrampGuy     Junio 6th, 2012

WOW, thanks, that's very interesting!

but, how could they have thought of deformed children as being of hulder descent when they witnessed their birth from normal women?

odnoitozhe     Junio 13th, 2012

That's an interesting question, which I unfortunately don't know the answer to. Many of the children suffered from deficieny diseases or rickets, so my guess is that some the anomalies weren't discovered at first sight. And even if they were, people were convinced that the hulder must have managed to replace the child somehow. Like I said, there wasn't any science to hold on to, so most people made up an explanation.
Oh, and it was a tradition to put a pair of silver scissors, a silver cross or a Bible in the bottom of the crib to keep the hulder away. Having a child like that was a heavy burden, so the parents tried to get rid of it without killing it, mostly by tormenting it. They seemed to believe that the child's screaming would make the hulder come and pick up her child and return the human.

TrampGuy     Junio 13th, 2012

Ohh...wow, that's pretty cruel of the parents, poor children.

odnoitozhe     Junio 21st, 2012

I know. Norway's responsible for a lot of cruelty, like religious persecution and execution of witches (the last known witch to be executed was killed in 1695!). Anomalies caused mass hysteria and lynching, and that was it. People seldom tried to act rational and seemed to be more fond of hasty decisions.

TrampGuy     Junio 21st, 2012

Well, at least you grew and evolved above all this, becoming the complete opposite, and are now looked at as a role model for equality, patience and advance socialism.