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Slepp Meg (English translation)

  • Artist: Lumsk
  • Song: Slepp Meg
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Let Me Go

Let me go, Åsmund,
you shouldn't hold my hand.
Hukbrud, she comes,
smashing you under her weight.1
 
Let me go, Åsmund,
you shouldn't hold me in your arms.
My mother she comes,
eating every Christian man.
 
Let me go, you let me go,
that I advise you to do.
Let me go, you let me go,
(she) swallows both of us.2
 
Let me go, you let me go,
that I advise you to do.
Let me go, you let me go,
(she) swallows both of us.
 
"It isn't your mother,
if you didn't know it,3
princess,4
who lives here in the south."
 
"It isn't your mother,
if you didn't know it,
princess,
who lives here in the south."
 
Let me go, you let me go,
that I advise you to do.
Let me go, you let me go,
(she) swallows both of us.
Let me go, you let me go,
that I advise you to do.
Let me go, you let me go,
(she) swallows both of us.
 
  • 1. Lit. 'smashes you under her ton'
  • 2. Lit. '(she) swallows in herself both'
  • 3. Lit. 'if you don't anything-else know'
  • 4. Lit. 'king's daughter'
Submitted by robert4289robert4289 on Thu, 06/12/2012 - 13:04
Added in reply to request by TrampGuyTrampGuy
Author's comments:

The lyrics are based on the medieval Norwegian legend of Åsmund Frægdegjevar. In these lyrics Åsmund has just seen princess Irmelin, who is kept imprisoned, for the first time. He tries to save her, while she is warning him that Hukbrud will destroy him.

Hukbrud was the female ruler of Trollebotten (the land of trolls). Due to the fact that the legend has been transmitted orally, several versions exist. Different versions see her either as a female jætte (often anglicised as jotunn) or a gyvri (an ogre). Her jotunn last name (Hukbrud) exists in several variations, including 'Hukebrur,' 'Hukebrud' and 'Hørgabrusr.' In these lyrics she is not mentioned by first name, but in many versions she is, including 'Tarjær,' 'Targerd,' 'Torgerd' and 'Tangerd.'

See the lyrics below for a prequel:
http://lyricstranslate.com/en/h%C3%A5r-som-spunnid-guld-hair-spun-gold.html

See the lyrics below for a sequel:
http://lyricstranslate.com/en/skomegyvri-skomegyvri.html

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Slepp Meg

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