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Þat mælti mín móðir (English translation)

  • Artist: Old Norse & Viking Chants
  • Also performed by: Norwegian Folk
  • Song: Þat mælti mín móðir 5 translations
  • Translations: English #1, #2, Greek, Italian, Norwegian
  • Requests: Portuguese
Old Norse/Norrønt

Þat mælti mín móðir

Þat mælti mín móðir,
at mér skyldi kaupa
fley ok fagrar árar,
fara á brott með víkingum,
standa upp í stafni,
stýra dýrum knerri,
halda svá til hafnar
hǫggva mann ok annan,
hǫggva mann ok annan.
 
Þél höggr stórt fyr stáli
stafnkvígs á veg jafnan
út með éla meitli
andærr jötunn vandar,
en svalbúinn selju
sverfr eirar vanr þeiri
Gestils ölpt með gustum
gandr of stál fyr brandi.
 
Submitted by SaintMarkSaintMark on Mon, 24/04/2017 - 16:10
Last edited by IceyIcey on Tue, 17/09/2019 - 12:10
Submitter's comments:

this song appeard in the 4th season of the tv production 'vikings' that centers around the life of ragnar lodbrok and his settlement in kattegat. It is sung by Harald Fairhair, who is known in the series as Harald Finehair, the future king of all norway and his good friend Halfdan the Black.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SUpsLxUrKQ
The lyrics here consist of 2 poems of Egils Saga, found there in chapter 40 and 57.

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My mother told me

Versions: #1#2
"My mother told me
Someday I would buy
Galley with good oars
Sail to distant shores
Stand up high in the prow
Noble barque I steer
Steady course for the haven
Hew many foe-men,
hew many foe-men"
 
His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all
who play stringed instruments and pipes. (Genesis 4:21)
Submitted by SaintMarkSaintMark on Mon, 24/04/2017 - 16:11
Last edited by SaintMarkSaintMark on Sat, 17/03/2018 - 12:40
Author's comments:

translation from link

More translations of "Þat mælti mín móðir"
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Please help to translate "Þat mælti mín móðir"
Comments
ScieraSciera    Tue, 01/05/2018 - 09:26

The source lyrics have been updated - the second paragraph was missing. Please review your translation.

SaintMarkSaintMark    Tue, 01/05/2018 - 13:18

the translation i posted is from a link. i can't add a 2nd stanza.

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