Anita Thallaug - Solhverv (English translation)

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Solhverv

I vinternattens favn
Med stjerner uten navn
Når sne og is og kulde
Dekker alt på jord
 
En morgen klar til gry
Og natt blir dag påny
En demringstime
For mitt trette hjerte slår
 
Når solen sin bane har vendt
Og dagen har lysene tent
Når du er hos meg, da er natten forbi
Vi nynner på en glad melodi
 
Nå går vi med vår i vårt sinn
Mot sommer og solvarme inn
Og dagene kommer og dagene går
I kjærlighets gryende vår
 
Min egen, du er meg inderlig kjær
Symbolet på lys du er
Vår vinter er fjern, vår sommer er nær
Og du er min hjertenskjær
 
Når solen sin bane har vendt
Og dagen har lysene tent
Vår vinter er fjern, men vår sommer er nær
I morgensolens strålende skjær
 
Submitted by mk87 on Mon, 25/12/2017 - 07:59
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English translation

Solstice

In the arms of the winter night
With nameless stars
When snow and ice and coldness
Cover everything on Earth
 
A morning that is ready for dawn
And the night becomes day again
An hour of twilight
Is striking for my tired heart
 
When the sun has changed its orbit1
And the day has turned on the lights
When you are with me, the night is over
We are humming along to a happy melody
 
Now we are walking with springtime in our minds
Into the summer and the warmth of the sun
And the days come and the days go
During love's dawning springtime
 
You who are mine, you are my dearly beloved
You are the symbol of light
Our winter is distant, our summer is close
And you are my truelove
 
When the sun has changed its orbit
And the day has turned on the lights
Our winter is distant but our summer is close
In the lustre of the morning light
 
  • 1. Can you hear that? It's just Galileo rolling over... (Okay, we do know that our whole solar system orbits around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, but I'm pretty sure that this is not what the songwriter meant. During solstice it obviously only APPEARS that the sun changes its path... a fact that was ignored in the lyrics for, well, poetical reasons.)
Submitted by mk87 on Mon, 25/12/2017 - 08:29
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