Gange-Rolv (English translation)

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Gange-Rolv

Inn i ein fjord på Møre,
Ein færingsegl klar lå,
Ein kjempekar set seg ved åren,
Og ror utom øyar og bår.
 
Og Ragnvald Jarl han merti,
Min son utleggar no,
Langt aleine du no fara,
Om får kongen freden og få.
 
Og det var Rolv Gangar,
Sine skip let han drengine ro,
Det bar til dei keltiske strender,
Kring i landi der han for.
 
Dei legger ut på havet,
Til vinden bar dei mot land,
Eit nes utom holmar og fjordar,
Dei kalla det landet Bretagne.
 
Og Rolv han steig i sadlen,
Men foten i marki tok han,
Dei folki som lærte han kjenne,
Dei han kalla Rollon le Marchant.
 
Og Rolv han flakkade vidre,
Han nord med landet for,
Ein grønnøyd møy han møtte,
Og i Normandie hell dei til no.
 
Så møt dei frankarkongen
Om du landet vær i a vil,
Skal du og dine ha landet,
I len til evig tid.
 
Submitter's comments:

Some words like "merti" I am unsure about. It may be a byname for "Ragnvald han ???" but if it is, I cannot understand it. Some other words were incomprehensible and I wrote what it sounded closest to that made sense taking into account context.

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Rollo

In a fjord at Møre,
A faeringseal layed ready,
A big guy sit by the oar,
And row between islands and waves.
 
And Earl Ragnvald he said,
My son is embarking now,
You will travel long alone,
Whether the king obtain peace or not.
 
And it was Rolv Gangar,
He row toward his ships,
They travelled to the celtic beaches,
His journey was around those lands.
 
They embark out on the ocean,
Until the wind took them towards land,
A headland without islets and fjords,
They called that land Brittany
 
And Rolv he rose in rank,
But the foothold in marquess took him,
The folk who learned to know him,
They called him Rollon le Marchant.
 
And Rolv he went on,
He went north in the land,
A greeneyed maiden he met,
And in Normandy they are now.
 
Then they met the king of the franks
If you want to stay in the land
Shall you and yours have the land
Sovereignty forever.
 
Submitted by N0rseN on Tue, 27/03/2018 - 09:53
Added in reply to request by SaintMark
Last edited by N0rseN on Wed, 28/03/2018 - 13:32
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