Glittertind - Flaumen går, I Noreg er vår (Angol translation)

Angol translation

The flood is breaking, in Norway there is spring

The flood breaks,
in Norway there is spring,
in the valleys the birch trees are budding.
Man from the Valley*
silent and sturdy
clears the land of the farm of his fathers.
See how the light rises in the Woodlands,
the avalanches crashes along the sides of the mountains.
The flood breaks,
in Norway there is spring,
and the men of the Valley reign.
From the mountain trickles
a brook so tenderly
amongst grass and stones.
Many small brooks merge
into a river
the most beautiful you could ever see.
Listen how the water rushes
listen how the waterfall surges
The flood breaks,
in Norway there is spring,
and the men of the Valley reign.
Small brook
can you understand
however did it gain this power/this voice.
The running stream
is a grown man.
Stop him if you can.
No man can turn the stream.
Lumber and houses are brushed aside.
The flood breaks,
in Norway there is spring,
and the men of the Valley reign.
Man of the city, stiff and tight
in the streets he walks,
believing he is our teacher.
But I am not
intimidated by you
I decide my own path.
The farmers are no longer meek,
the rights of the landowners will we use.
The right is ours
If we return late
We are nevertheless strong.
We will clear the farm.
The language of the farmers,
sharp as steel
will be patient no more.
We must have Norwegian language in Norway,
no more struggling with the Danish language.
The language of the farmers,
sharp as steel
will be patient no more.
Shiny as gold
and soft as wool
is the Norwegian language.
Like sunshine on mountains,
Like fields of flowers(?)
Like the birdsong in the evening
Its roots run a thousand years deep
And a thousand years more it shall stand
The flood breaks,
in Norway there is spring,
and the men of the Valley reign.
In the summer
The sun shines on the earth
Makes the red campion blossom and flourish!
From over the hills
horns cry out
And the men of the valley clash their shields.
Off with the poor man´s hood
The golden helmets gleams in the morning light
From over the hills
horns cry out
And the men of the valley clash their shields.
The work of King Harald*
you, strong farmer,
must repeat now, the second time.
Old strong rocks
with deep roots
yet hold manhood and courage.
Come all, join our cause/journey
And it will be heard all over the world
that the men of Norway
ventured on and won
their own country back.
Kűldve: Gjendine Péntek, 01/06/2012 - 18:16
Szerző észrevételei:

Ok, I thought I´d give it a shot. just a few notes this time:

  • the flood breaks
  • In the springtime the ice and snow in the Norwegian mountains melt and at some point often causes gigantic floods, so the phrase flaumen går also implies that the ice breaks which makes it a rather powerful symbol of brutal change and strong forces of nature sweeping away all resistance.

  • Døl - man of the valley
  • The word Døl implies someone who lives along the sides of the valleys or in the valleys, often particularly in the area of Gudbrandsdalen (Dal=valley)

  • King Harald
  • No, this is not the present king of Norway but Harald Fairhair, as he was called (850 - 931/32), who is famed for having united Norway into one country (this is not exactly true but he managed to unite very large parts of Norway and to rule them until his death.

    And finally...
    Yes, this is a VERY nationalistic song BUT it was written at a time when Norway was fighting to have its own language (Danish was the mandatory language everywhere and often used in an oppressive way, especially in the schools)
    All right , enough politics for now, those interested can read a history book of Norwegian history (highly recommended by the way) Regular smile


    Flaumen går, I Noreg er vår

    TrampGuy    Vasárnap, 03/06/2012 - 20:49

    Thanks brightswan! Regular smile
    btw, is there any chance of fixing the text as well? I get tons of crazy unicode characters where Norwegian letters should appear.

    brightswan    Hétfő, 04/06/2012 - 12:04 it a problem, which the LT program reads as code?? can you either post an example here or pm it to me?

    evfokas    Hétfő, 04/06/2012 - 12:23

    It's your fault and probably the codepage you used for the text, if you copy pasted it from a dos compatible text file try opening the text file in MS Word or other unicode text editor and then paste it here. See here for example a word that appears correctly in my text (sjå)

    dunkelheit    Hétfő, 04/06/2012 - 12:25

    So it's possible to correct them.

    evfokas    Hétfő, 04/06/2012 - 12:33

    If you're asking, yes it's possible, but the author should do it from the original to be sure

    dunkelheit    Hétfő, 04/06/2012 - 13:49

    It's a guest who submitted the song.
    I'm trying to correct, tell me if it's mistaken.

    evfokas    Hétfő, 04/06/2012 - 14:54

    It seems perfect to me but I don't know Norwegian

    TrampGuy    Hétfő, 04/06/2012 - 17:54

    Thanks dunkelheit and brightswan! it's ok now

    evfokas, I didn't quite get how it's anyone's fault? to the best of my knowledge, the uploader probably used a different keyboard layout (or maybe alt characters?) that may have caused problems for certain encoding settings. Question is, was I the only one seeing the text messed up? or was it for all of you?

    Gjendine    Hétfő, 04/06/2012 - 19:27

    TrampGuy, I also saw the text messed up but now it looks fine except for some typos (Og døan' slær på skjold =Og dølan´slær på skjold. Harald verk = Haralds verk) but as the spelling is a bit varying anyway it´s not that big a deal, it´s fully understandable, for a Norwegian at least:)

    brightswan    Hétfő, 04/06/2012 - 20:13

    @Gjendine -if you leave the correct text here (in the comments), we (Moderators) can copy and paste them into the source lyrics field. Just let us know where they go. Regular smile

    TrampGuy    Hétfő, 04/06/2012 - 21:15

    well Gjendine, kudos on translating a messed up text, you're a real talent Wink smile

    @brightswan - I wouldn't mind adding album info and videos to several other posts, if you're up for it Regular smile

    brightswan    Hétfő, 04/06/2012 - 21:28

    Go for it! You can either leave them in the comments, or pm me with them if you want!!

    Regular smile