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Sofðu unga ástin mín / Gjendines Bånlåt

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lyrics

Sofðu unga ástin mín
úti regnið grætur
mamma geymir gullin þín
gamla leggi og völuskrín
við skulum ekki vaka um dimmar nætur
Það er margt sem myrkrið veit
minn er hugur þungur
oft ég svartan sandinn leit
svíða grænan engireit
í jöklinum hljóða dauðadjúpar sprungur
Sofðu lengi sofðu rótt
seint mun best að vakna
mæðan kenna mun þér fljótt
meðan hallar degi skjótt
að mennirnir elska missa gráta og sakna

Sleep my young love
outside the rain is weeping
mummy is watching over your treasure
an old bone and a round case
we should not stay awake
through dim nights
there is much that darkness knows
my mind is heavy
often I saw black sand
burning the green meadow
in the glacier cracks
are rumbling deep as death
sleep for a long time, sleep quietly
it is best to wake up late
sorrow will teach you soon
while the day is quickly decaying
that men love lose cry and mourn

Gjendines bånlåt
Jeg legges i min vugge nu
stundom gråte stundom le
sove nå sove nå
i Jesu namn
Jesus bevare bånet

I am being laid down in my crib now
sometimes I cry sometimes I laugh
sleep now sleep now
in the name of Jesus
Jesus keeps the children safe

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from A Thousand Tongues, track released November 11, 2018
Trad. Iceland & Norway
Recomposed and vocals/piano/igil by Nini Julia Bang
Produced by Áslaug Magnúsdóttir
Mixed & Mastered by Paul Evans

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Nini Julia Bang Copenhagen, Denmark

Nini Julia Bang is a Danish singer and musician whose interest in music began as she traveled in her late teens and early 20’s to India, Tuva, Iceland, Corsica, Georgia, & most recently Iran. Her music is a meld of traditional folk songs combined with oceanic electronics and meditative loops. Her multi dimensional voice has been described as haunting and heart wrenching. ... more

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