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Svartsot – Spillemandens Dåse lyrics

[Music and lyrics - Frederiksen]

[The minstrel's box.
A kind of Pandora's Box story. Here the box is made of silver and is owned by a roving minstrel, who plays for the crowd at a market. One of the lads notices the silver box, and the crowd insist on opening it. The minstrel is against it, but the box is taken from him and opened. What it contained is anyone's guess - nobody survived to tell. And the minstrel - he was none other than the Devil himself.]

En vеare morgen, da solen stod hшjt,
Til byen en spillemand kom,
Han sat' sig og kigged' omkring,
Og nu da skaren kom nжrmere, begynt' han at spill'.

Byens godtfolk, de dansed' og lo,
Som fortryllet af musikkens klang,
Men en karl, han spejded' en жske,
En sшlvdеse, som spillemanden, han prшved' at skul'.

"Spelmand, spelmand, spelmand, si' vos, wa' do har I ж dеs,
Spelmand, spelmand, spelmand, vis no, wa' der ж I ж dеs. "

Trods hans klager, rives dеsen fra hans hжnder,
Da lеget lшftes blev himlen sе sort som den mшrkest' nat,
De meldt' aldrig, hvad de sе, ikke en sjжl undslap.

Den aften da solen gik ned,
Lе byen sе underligt stil'
Den fremmede, han var Fanden selv,
Og nu, da mшrket frembrшd, sе begyndt' han at spil'

Spillemandens dеse.
Spillemandens dеse.

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