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    Sofu unga stin mn

    Sofu unga stin mn,
    - ti regni grtur.
    Mamma geymir gullin n,
    gamla leggi og vluskrn.
    Vi skulum ekki vaka um dimmar ntur.

    a er margt, sem myrkri veit,
    - minn er hugur ungur.
    Oft g svarta sandinn leit
    sva grnan engireit.
    jklinum hlja dauadjpar sprungur.

    Sofu lengi, sofu rtt,
    seint mun best a vakna.
    Man kenna mun r fljtt,
    mean hallar degi skjtt,
    a mennirnir elska, missa, grta og sakna.


    Sleep my little loved one sleep
    tears of rain are teeming
    Mother will your treasures keep
    precious toys from bones of sheep
    till daylight puts an end to dreaming

    All the woes which darkness knows
    make my spirit languish
    Pitch-black sands I've often seen
    burn away the fields of green
    the glacier's lifeless depths cry out in anguish

    Sleep my baby sleep content
    you must learn tomorrow
    Nature never can relent
    fleeting daylight soon is spent
    and life's a tale of love and loss and sorrow




    Trllaslagur

    Hr grar hr rei
    hrnnum svo tnnum a mnnum
    gnsti nistin gulls hast,
    s gangur var langur og strangur.
    Sng spngin seims grund
    sjlfar heims lfur skjlfa.
    Dundu undir dverglnd
    drsar vi glsur si -
    dansai fansinn s unns
    svo llum l trllum vi fllum.

    Fer her ei ftspar
    flokkum vr brokkum me stokkum,
    undir grund og yfir lnd
    eykjum svo feykjum vr reykjum.
    Vindur blindar vogsund,
    vkum vr tkum vi rkum,
    hryllir illa, hrgll
    hreppum, vr sleppum af greppum.
    Gull er grams mta,
    geymdu a Rta.
    Svo kvu meyjar undir Skjaldbreiarskta.


    A hard snow-storm of the giantess rode
    waves with haste towards men so that
    the Nist of gold gnashed her teeth.
    That walk was long and hard.
    The clothes-fastener, the ground of gold, sung,
    then the very continents of the world tremble.
    The lands of the dwarfs resounded underneath
    by the non-sense of the woman at s.
    The throng danced the river-mouth of Unnur
    so that all the trolls were close to falling.

    etc.




    lafur Liljurs

    lafur rei me bjrgum fram,
    villir hann, stillir hann,
    hitti fyrir sr lfa rann,
    ar rauur loginn brann,
    blan lagi byrinn undan bjrgunum fram.

    ar kom t ein lfamr,
    villir hann, stillir hann,
    gulli sni var hennar hr,
    ar rauur loginn brann,
    blan lagi byrinn undan bjrgunum fram.

    "Velkominn, lafur liljurs!
    Gakk bjrg og b me oss"

    "Ekki vil g me lfum ba.
    Heldur vil g Krist minn tra."

    "Bddu mn um litla stund,
    mean g geng grnan lund."

    Gekk hn sig til arkar,
    greip upp saxi snarpa.

    "Ekki muntu svo han fara,
    a gerir oss kossinn spara."

    lafur laut um sulboga,
    kyssti hann fr me hlfum huga.

    Hn lagi undir hans herarbla,
    hjarta rtum staar gaf.

    lafur leit sitt hjartabl
    la niur vi hestsins hf.

    lafur keyri hestinn spora
    heim til sinnar mur dyra.

    Klappar dyr me lfa sn:
    "Ljktu upp, starmirin mn!"

    "Hvaan komstu, sonurinn minn?
    Hvernig ertu svo flur kinn?

    Svo ertu blr og svo ertu bleikur,
    sem hafir veri lfaleik."

    "Mr tjir ekki a dylja ig:
    lfamrin blekkti mig.

    Mir, lju mr mjka sng,
    systir, bittu mr suband."

    Leiddi hn hann lofti inn,
    dauan kyssti hn soninn sinn.

    Vendi g mnu kvi kross,
    villir hann, stillir hann,
    Sankti Mara s me oss,
    ar rauur loginn brann,
    blan lagi byrinn undan bjrgunum fram.



    Krummavsur

    Krummi Svaf Klettagj
    Kaldri Vetrarnttu
    Verur Margt A Meini
    Verur Margt A Meini
    Fyrr En Dagur Fagur Rann
    Frei Nefi Dregur Hann
    Undan Strum Steini
    Undan Strum Steini

    Allt Er Frosi ti Gor
    Ekkert Fst Vi Strndu Mor
    Svengd Er Metti Mna
    Svengd Er Metti Mna
    Ef A Hsum Heim g Fer
    Heimafrakkur Bannar Mr
    Seppi r Sorpi A Tna
    Seppi r Sorpi A Tna

    ll Er Dakin si Jr
    Ekki S Holtabr
    Fleygir Fuglar Geta
    Fleygir Fuglar Geta
    En P Leiti t Um M
    Aua Hvergi Ltur T
    Hva Hrafn A Eta
    Hva Hrafn A Eta


    The raven slept in a rock-rift
    On a cold winters night
    There are many things that can hurt him
    Many things that can hurt him
    Before a beautiful day came
    He pulls his frozen nose
    From underneath a big rock
    Underneath a big rock

    The raven slept in a rock-rift
    The raven slept in a rock-rift

    Everything is frozen outside
    You can't get anything at the beach
    I'm so hungry
    I'm so hungry
    If I go to a house
    The dog forbids me
    To eat from the garbage
    Eat from the garbage

    The raven slept in a rock-rift
    The raven slept in a rock-rift

    The earth is covered in ice
    You can't see the ground at all
    Full-fledged birds are capable of
    Full-fledged birds are capable of
    But even though I look everywhere
    There's just one color
    What can a raven eat
    What can a raven eat?




    Brenni i vitar

    :,: Brenni i, vitar. Hetjur styrkar standa
    vi strisvl, en ntt til beggja handa. :,:
    t vi svarta sanda, t vi svarta sanda,
    srti ylur daura manna nfn.

    :,: Brenni i, vitar. Hetjur styrkar standa
    vi strisvl, en ntt til beggja handa. :,:
    Lsi hverjum landa, lsi hverjum landa,
    sem leitar heim og rir hfn.

    Brenni i, vitar.
    Lsi hverjum landa,
    sem leitar heim og rir hfn.


    Burn, you lighthouses
    heroes strongly stand
    by the wheel, but night surrounding all

    Burn, you lighthouses
    out by the black sands
    the waves chant the names of dead men

    Burn, you lighthouses
    make light for every fellow countryman
    who seeks home and yearns for a harbor




    mn flaskan fra

    , mn flaskan fra!
    Flest g vildi la,
    frosti fr og kva
    fyrr en ig a missa.
    Mundi' g mega kyssa
    munninn inn, inn, inn?
    Munninn inn svo mjkan finn,
    meir en ver g hissa.


    Oh, my beautiful bottle!
    I'd endure 'most anything,
    frost, storms and woe
    rather than lose you.
    May I please kiss,
    your mouth, your, your
    your mouth, your, your
    your mouth, so soft and fine
    I would be more than surprised.

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    at mlti mn mir
    at mr skyldi kaupa
    fley ok fagrar rar
    fara brott me vkingum,
    standa upp stafni
    stra drum knerri,
    halda sv til hafnar,
    Hggva mann ok annnan.


    Thus spake my mother
    That for me should they buy
    A barque and beauteous oars
    To go forth with vikings.
    Stand in the stern,
    Steer a dear vessel,
    Hold course for a haven,
    Hew down many foemen.





    Stum tv tni;
    tk Hln um mig snum
    hndum, hauklegt kvendi,
    hrfgr og grt sran;
    ttt flugu tr um tru,
    til segir harmr um vilja;
    strauk drifhvtum dki
    drsum hvarminn ljsa.

    Langig strauk lri
    lneik um skr mna;
    v er mr enn til annars
    brtt hfu vttar.
    llungir skal engi
    Aui glsti nsta
    ein aldri mnum
    asklaugar mr vaska.


    Amid the town we twain stood,
    And there she wound around me
    Her hands, the hawk-eyed woman,
    The fair-haired, greeting sorely.
    Fast fell the tears from the maiden
    And sorrow told of longing;
    Her cloth the drift-white dear one
    Over bright brows was drawing.

    The linen-oak bath-lovely
    Laid last on me the lather
    So nought I have to hurry
    Unto another head-bath.
    And me no more shall any
    Gold-glittering of maidens
    Henceforth, in all my life-days
    In ashen bath bewash me.





    Varizk r ok varizk r,
    vindr er lopti,
    bli mun rigna
    berar jir;
    mun oddr ok egg
    arfi skipta;
    n er en skarpa
    sklmld komin.


    Beware beware
    For the wind blows high,
    Blood will rain down
    On men's bare bodies.
    Then spear and edge
    will divide all men's inheritance.
    Now that the sword-age
    cuts sharply upon us.





    Rum, rum, rekum yfir sandinn,
    rennur sl bak vi Arnarfell.
    Hr reiki' er margur hreinn andinn
    r v fer a skyggja jkulsvell.
    :,:Drottinn leii drsulinn minn,
    drjgur verur sasti fanginn.:,:

    ei ei, ei ei. aut holti tfa,
    urran vill hn bli vta gm,
    ea lka einhver var a ha
    undarlega digrum karlarm.
    :,:tilegumenn dahraun
    eru kannski' a smala f laun.:,:

    Rum, rum, rekum yfir sandinn,
    rkkri er a sga' Herubrei.
    lfadrotting er a beisla gandinn,
    ekki' er gott a vera' hennar lei.
    :,:Vnsta klrinn vildi' g gefa til
    a vera kominn ofan Kiagil.:,:


    Ride, ride, ride hard across the sands,
    the sun is settling behind Arna Mountain.
    Here many spirits of the dark
    threaten in the gloom over the glacier's ice.
    The Lord leads my horse,
    it is still a long, long way home.

    Hush, hush, hush, hush,
    the fox howls in the forest,
    wanting to quench his thirst with blood.
    Or - is it someone calling,
    strangely, with a harsh voice?
    Outlawed men, in the vast waste land
    are secretly guarding their stolen sheep.

    Ride, ride, ride hard across the sands,
    darkness settles over Herubrei.
    The Queen of the elves bridles her steed -
    be careful not to cross her path.
    My best horse I'd sacrifice
    to be safely back in Kiagil.





    Land mns fur, landi mitt
    lauga blum straumi
    eilft vakir auglit itt
    ofar tmans glaumi.
    etta auglit elskum vr,
    - vi vora jru hr
    brot af nu bergi er,
    blik af num draumi.

    Hvort sem krnist essi j
    yrnum ea rsum
    hennar sgur, hennar lj,
    hennar lf vr kjsum.
    Ein hrpu sa og bls
    aldaslag sns guamls
    hn leiki ung og frjls
    undir norur ljsum.




    Eitt ver g a segja r ur en g dey,
    enda skalt brnum num kenna fri mn,
    sgu mr a lfarnir Suurey,
    sgu mr a dvergarnir Norurey,
    sgu mr a gullinmura gleymmrey
    og gleymdu v ei:
    a hefnist eim er svkur sna huldumey,
    honum verur erfiur dauinn.



    Do not hesitate to offer missing translations and corrections!




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    Rum allir
    rgstefnu til
    sonr sigrlaar,
    ars snarir berjask,
    sem eir berjask.

    Daur er hersis,
    daur er dlgrgnir,
    dauir eru nijar,
    logheimr binn,
    logheimr binn.

    Mun ek brtt fara
    berja grjti,
    ars eir berjask
    Bjrn ok Sigvatr.




    Sofa urtu brn
    tskerum,
    veltur sjr yfir,
    og enginn au svfir.

    Sofa kisu brn
    kerhlemmum,
    murra og mala,
    og enginn au svfir.

    Sofa Grlu brn
    grjthlum,
    urra og la,
    og enginn au svfir.

    Sofa bola brn
    grjthlum,
    urra og la,
    og engin au svfir.

    Sofa manna brn
    mjku rmi,
    ba og kvea,
    og babbi au svfir.




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    akka r. Thank you.

    Gu blessi sland.

    God Bless Iceland.

    Thank you for sharing your history.

    akka r fyrir a deila sgu inni.

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