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Svartsot – Gravøllet lyrics

[Music and lyrics - Frederiksen]

[The Wake.
A song about a group of warriors who succesfully raid an English town, which seems to be populated only by women and priests. The party is ambushed by the townsmen on the way back to the ships, and victory falls upon the plunderers, though not without loosing many good men. The warriors return to their homes after burying the dead, and here they feast to the sounds of music whilst drinking "the grave beer", which is the direct translation of the title.]

Vеren kom og tшed jorden,
Vinter blev til grшnne agre,
Grжve mжnd vi samled her,
Striden kaldt', sе satte vi sejl

Hшare! Hшare!
Kvinde, kom med шl,
Kvinde, kom med kшd,
Gravшllet drikker vi til fжller vores, der dшde!

Englaland I gryet sеs,
Gyldent sand og kystens mader,
Ved havstokken vi fandt en by
Med kirketеrn, der lшb vi I land

I en by tшmt for mжnd hжerged vi,
Vi tog deres lшssшre, guld og kvinder,
Mens kirkens klokker kimed' varlsen.

Hшare! Hшare!
Kvinde, kom med шl,
Kvinde, kom med kшd,
Gravшllet drikker vi til fжller vores, der dшde!

Pеvejen ned mod skibene, En bondehжare fra skoven stormed'.
De fуare frem med fork og le,
Mange mжnd slagtedes der.

Fжllers lig brev bеret frem,
En storslеet hшj vi graved' for dem,
Engelskmжnd I dynger lе.
Legemerne blev ravnens bytte.
Sommeren, den gik pже hжld,
Vi vendte tilbage til vore hjem.
Med lovsang og strengeleg,
Vi bжnker nu og drikker gravшl.

Hшare! Hшare!
Kvinde, kom med шl,
Kvinde, kom med kшd,
Gravшllet drikker vi til fжller vores, der dшde!



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