3 August 2007

Vísur Vatnsenda Rósu



Dit lied maakt me altijd een beetje aan het huilen...
This song always makes me cry a little....





Here you can see Bjork singing a shorter version:







Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu (English: "Quatrains by Rose from Vatnsendi") is a traditional Icelandic song. The lyrics are a poem written by Rósa Guðmundsdóttir (1795 - 1855); the melody is a traditional lullabye song, arranged by Jón Ásgeirsson.
The song is most famous for its performance for Hector Zazou's album Chansons des mers froides (Songs from the cold seas) by Icelandic singer/songwriter Björk; it also appears on Björk's third Possibly Maybe single CD.
It has also been performed by Swedish-Icelandic band Nåid, among others.


Icelandic lyrics: Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu

Augun mín og Augun þín
Ó þá fögru steina
Mitt var þitt og þitt var mitt
þú veist hvað ég meina
Langt er síðan sá ég hann
Sannlega fríður var hann
Allt sem prýða má einn mann
mest af lýðum bar hann
þig ég trega manna mest
Mædda af tára flóði
Ó að við hefðum aldrei sést
elsku vinurinn góði

English Lyrics: Songs of Rose from Watersend

My eyes and your eyes
Oh those beautiful stones
Mine was yours and yours was mine
You know what I mean
Long is since I saw him
Truly fair he was
All that may adorn a man
Most of the people carried him
You I long for most of all
Heavy with the flood of tears
Oh that I never had seen you
Dear beloved friend










Michele Wards Crusade zorgt ervoor dat ik een keer muziek laat horen die ik heel erg mooi vind. Ik luister nooit naar muziek als ik aan het knutselen ben. Mijn hersenen gaan toch op nul, ik hoor het gewoon niet. Ik heb het wel geprobeerd, ik vind muziek leuk, maar merkte niet eens als er een cd afgelopen was... Ik heb maar besloten in stilte te werken en op andere tijden naar muziek te luisteren..


Michele Wards Crusade leads me to share music this month. I never play music when crafting, my mind doesn't register the music at those times, I just do not hear it. I tried, I like music, but I didn't even notice when a cd stopped playing... So I decided to work in silence and to listen to music on other moments.

5 comments:

  1. dymphie - i love that you provided us two versions of this lovely haunting sweet song. great escape music. thanks you for playing in the crusade!!!

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  2. I love Bjork! She is so very tallented and her voice is so haunting.

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  3. beautifully melancholic... wonderful! - i´m like you: when i put in a cd i wouldn´t notice the end... i´m too involved in the process of making, i just can´t listen...

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  4. Prachtig Dymphie, ik kende deze muziek helemaal niet!!

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  5. This is really a hauntingly beautiful song. Thanks for Sharing, Ux

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