Sunday, February 07, 2010

Sunday Sounds: Gjallarhorn

Today's Sunday sounds is a beautiful song from a Finnish band, Gjallarhorn. The song is "Suvetar," which translates to Goddess of Spring. I've loved this song and the video from the first time I saw it. My Beloved suggested it this week for Sunday Sounds, and all I could say was, "Heck, yeah!" I feel like I should apologize to all of you for not posting it sooner...it's that good.

Belly dancing friends and family do a phenomenal choreography to this song and I wish I had video of them dancing to share with you. I do have some lovely photos, though...below the video. The choreography is by Jillianna Babb-Cheshul of Merrybellies. She's amazing.

So here's to Spring, to Goddess in her Maiden form, to renewal, warmth, light, and growth. Thank you for letting me share the music with you. Should you be so inclined, you can purchase the music here.



From a Beltaine peformance by friends:



English-translated lyrics: (Finnish lyrics below)

Suvetar, fine matron
Arise to see the seeds
Raise the matron´s corn
So that we may be spared pain

Manutar, matron of the earth
Lift up the shoots from the ground
New shoots from the stumps
So that we may be spared pain

Feed us with honey-hearts
Give us honey-drink
Delicious honey-grass
On a blossoming knoll

Suvetar, fine matron
Arise to see the seeds
Raise the matron´s corn
So that we may be spared pain

Manutar, matron of the earth
Lift up the shoots from the ground
New shoots from the stumps
So that we may be spared pain

Feed us with honey-hearts
Give us honey-drink
Delicious honey-grass
On a blossoming knoll

You have shining silver
You have glistening gold
You have shining silver
You have glistening gold

Suvetar, fine matron
Arise to see the seeds
Raise the matron´s corn
So that we may be spared pain

Manutar, matron of the earth
Lift up the shoots from the ground
New shoots from the stumps
So that we may be spared pain

Feed us with honey-hearts
Give us honey-drink
Delicious honey-grass
On a blossoming knoll

You have shining silver
You have glistening gold
You have shining silver
You have glistening gold

Rise up, O maiden black from the soil
Rise up, O maiden black from the soil

Underground crone
Most ancient of Nature´s daughters
Make the peat shoot forth
And the ground turn over

Underground crone
Most ancient of Nature´s daughters
Lift up a thousand seedlings
To reward my efforts

Suvetar, fine matron
Arise to see the seeds
Raise the matron´s corn
So that we may be spared pain

Manutar, matron of the earth
Lift up the shoots from the ground
New shoots from the stumps
So that we may be spared pain

Feed us with honey-hearts
Give us honey-drink
Delicious honey-grass
On a blossoming knoll

You have shining silver
You have glistening gold
You have shining silver
You have glistening gold

Rise up, O maiden black from the soil
Rise up, O maiden black from the soil

Underground crone
Most ancient of Nature´s daughters
Make the peat shoot forth
And the ground turn over

Underground crone
Most ancient of Nature´s daughters
Lift up a thousand seedlings
To reward my efforts

Finnish lyrics:


uvetar hyvä emäntä
nouse harja katsomahan
viitimä emännän vilja
kun ei tuskihin tulisi

Manutar maan emäntä
nostele oras okinen
kannon karvanen ylennä
kun ei tuskihin tulisi

Syöttele metisin syömin
juottelle metisin juomin
mesiheinin herkuttele
vihannalla mättähällä

Suvetar hyvä emäntä
nouse harja katsomahan
viitimä emännän vilja
kun ei tuskihin tulisi

Manutar maan emäntä
nostele oras okinen
kannon karvanen ylennä
kun ei tuskihin tulisi

Syöttele metisin syömin
joutelle metisin juomin
mesiheinin herkuttele
vihannalla mättähällä

Siull on helkiät hopiat  
Siull on kullat kuulusammat
Siull on helkiät hopiat  
Siull on kullat kuulusammat

Suvetar hyvä emäntä
nouse harja katsomahan
viitimä emännän vilja
kun ei tuskihin tulisi

Manutar maan emäntä
nostele oras okinen
kannon karvanen ylennä
kun ei tuskihin tulisi

Syöttele metisin syömin
joutelle metisin juomin
mesiheinin herkuttele
vihannalla mättähällä

Siull on helkiät hopiat  
Siull on kullat kuulusammat
Siull on helkiät hopiat  
Siull on kullat kuulusammat

nouse jo neitonen mustana mullasta
nouse jo neitonen mustana mullasta      

Akka mantereen alanen
vanhin lounnon tyttäristä
pane turve tunkomahan
maa väkevä vääntämähän

Akka mantereen alanen
vanhin lounnon tyttäristä
tuhansin neniä nosta
varsin vaivani näöstä

Suvetar hyvä emäntä
nouse harja katsomahan
viitimä emännän vilja
kun ei tuskihin tulisi

Manutar maan emäntä
nostele oras okinen
kannon karvanen ylennä
kun ei tuskihin tulisi

Syöttele metisin syömin
joutelle metisin juomin
mesiheinin herkuttele
vihannalla mättähällä

Siull on helkiät hopiat  
Siull on kullat kuulusammat
Siull on helkiät hopiat  
Siull on kullat kuulusammat

nouse jo neitonen mustana mullasta
nouse jo neitonen mustana mullasta      

Akka mantereen alanen
vanhin lounnon tyttäristä
pane turve tunkomahan
maa väkevä vääntämähän

Akka mantereen alanen
vanhin lounnon tyttäristä
tuhansin neniä nosta
varsin vaivani näöstä

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful!! Such a great SS! Give da Bear a kiss for suggesting it... really hits the spot for someone who is craving Spring.

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