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Wardruna – Helvegen

Du blir laust frå banda som bind deg, Du er løyst frå banda som batt deg

~ Remember Kids, Sharing is Caring ~
Wardruna is a Norwegian music group formed in 2003 by Einar Selvik along with Gaahl and Lindy Fay Hella. They are dedicated to creating musical renditions of Norse cultural and esoteric traditions, and make significant use of Nordic historical and traditional instruments including deer-hide frame drums, flutes, kraviklyr, tagelharpe, mouth harp, goat horn, and lur. Non-traditional instruments and other sources of sound like trees, rocks, water, and torches are also used.

Helvegen
Kven skal synge meg
i daudsvevna slynge meg
når eg helvegen går
og dei spora eg trår
er kalde så kalde, så kalde

Eg songane søkte
Eg songane sende
då den djupaste brunni
gav meg dråpar så ramme
av Valfaders pant

Alt veit eg Odin
kvar du auge løynde

Kven skal synge meg
i daudsvevna slynge meg
når eg helvegen går
og dei spora eg trår
er kalde så kalde

Årle ell i dagars hell
enn veit ravnen om eg fell

Når du ved helgrindi står
og når laus deg må rive
skal eg fylgje deg
yver gjallarbrui med min song

Du blir laust frå banda som bind deg
Du er løyst frå banda som batt deg

“Deyr fé,
deyja frændr,
deyr sjalfr it sama,
en orðstírr
deyr aldregi,
hveim er sér góðan getr.

Deyr fé,
deyja frændr,
deyr sjalfr it sama,
ek veit einn,
at aldrei deyr:
dómr um dauðan hvern.”


The Way To Hel (Helvegen)

“Who shall sing me
Into death-sleep sling me
When I walk the way of Hel
And the tracks I tread
are cold, so cold

I sought the songs
I sent the songs
When the deepest well
Gave me drops so harsh
From Valfaders pledge

I know all Odin, where you (your) eye hid

Early on or in the days end
still knows the raven if I fall

When you stand at the gate of Hel
And when you have to tear free
I will follow you
Past the bridge of Gjöll with my song

You become free from the bonds that bind you!
You are free from the bonds that beat you!”

“Cattle die, kinsmen die,
you yourself soon must die;
but there is one thing that never dies,
the fair fame that one has earned.

“Cattle die, kinsmen die,
you yourself soon must die;
but there is one thing that never dies,
the doom on each one dead.”

~ Remember Kids, Sharing is Caring ~