Stökur förukonunnar / Vagrant woman’s song

from Flúr by FUNI

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Text: Hjálmar Þorsteinsson (1886 - 1982). Tune: trad., arr. Bára Grímsdóttir, Chris Foster & Andri Eyvindsson.

The universal ‘blues’ theme of betrayed and lost love is found here in the form of a traditional kvæðalag. The sun has been stolen from the subject’s life and the tune Bára chooses here really gets to the heart of the matter.

lyrics

English translation

The dark twilight stole the sun.
Experience has taught me
that cruel fate raised me
under night’s darkness.

Once I was betrothed to a man
and I had warm hopes,
but only alone with my moorland
could I reveal this.

He who had my warm feelings
was contented little by their heat.
It was kept secret, because me and him
alone could know.

The tenderness of the world is the same as ever,
darkening people’s way.
He chose Fríða, and left me
stricken by cold abuse.

credits

from Flúr, track released April 2, 2013
Vocal, Bára Grímsdóttir
Guitar, Chris Foster
Saxophone, Andri Eyvindsson
Double bass, Birgir Bragason

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FUNI Reykjavik, Iceland

FUNI, an old Icelandic word meaning flame or fire, are Bára Grímsdóttir & Chris Foster. Since 2001, they have been breathing new life into great songs that have been hidden away in old recordings, old books and manuscripts for too long. They also add new songs to the tradition. Bára and Chris tour widely in Europe, as well as Iceland and Britain. They have also played in China and the USA. ... more

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