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Thad lenti н drжtti, - It was quite a delay

ad mуdir mнn mig жtti, - When my mother had me

thvi hъn var svo gнskid grey. - But then she's such a slender sort

En lжknrinn var sуttur, - The doctor was fetched

og loksins уl hъn dуttur, - And finally her daughter was born

og thбd sйst ekki sжtari mey. - And none had ever seen a sweeter girl

En pabbi var sjaбlfur, - My father spent usually

б sjуnum alltaf hбlfur, - His time at sea half-drunk

svo hann gat ekki lengur sagt nei. - But he could not deny me

Fyrst var hann mjцg sleginn, - At first he was rather shocked

en seinna sagdi hann feginn. - But then he said, relieved

Ad thad sйst ekki sжtari mey. - None shall ever see a sweeter girl

Sжtari mey, - Such a sweet girl

sжtari mey, - Such a sweet girl

nei thad sйst ekki sжtari mey. - There is no sweeter girl

Og fyrr en mig vardi, - Before I knew it

hver strбkur б mig stardi, - Every boy would gaze at me

eins og stelpur б gleym-mйr-ei. - As girls gaze at Forget-Me-Nots

Their fуru ad skjбlfa, - They'd shiver

og sцgdu vid sig sjбlfa, - And say to themselves

hъn er sorglega stygg, - She's hard to get -

en mjуg trygg, ad йg hygg, - But very loyal, I think

og thad sйst ekki sжtari mey. - And there is no sweeter girl

Йg lжrdi i bernsku, - I learned quite early

ad blikkaб finni ensku, - To speak proper English

og min sцngrцdd var sweet and gay. - And my song was sweet and gay

En vestur б landi, - But while out west

йg lenti н hjуnabandi. - I stumbled into marriage

Thad er sorglegt fyrir sidprъda mey - It was sad for such a nice girl

Hann lagdi н sinn vana, - He was used to

ad elska* Amerнkana, - Loving American girls

svo йg kyssti hann og sagdi OK. - So I kissed him and said OK

En illt var н efni, - Then I discovered deceit

hann var уdamбla н svefni, - When he spoke in his sleep

og thб reyndist hann, - And I found out

ramm islenskt grey. - He was very Icelandic after all

Islenskt grey, - Just a poor Icelander

islenskt grey, - Just a poor Icelander

sem бsжdist islenska mey. - Who wanted an Icelandic girl

En nъ er цnnur цldin, - Everything has since changed

йg dansa kбt б kvцldin, - Now I go dancing every night

og thiy kalla mig gleym-mйr-ei. - And boys call me Forget-Me-Not

Og piltarnir their skjбlfa, - And they shiver

their segja vid sig sjбlfa, - They say to themselves

nei, thъ setydir mйr blossandi бst. - No, you send me currents of love

Thvнlнkt hnoss! - Such luck!

Thvi thad sйst ekki sжtari mey. - Since there is no sweeter girl.

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