Sigurd II "Digri" "The Stout" (Hlodvesson), Orkneyjarl - there's a song about him

Started by Private User on Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Private User
3/7/2013 at 7:58 PM

which I would post, but Geni doesn't seem to allow the kind of "soft" line breaks for anything of a poetic nature.

So here's a link to the lyrics: http://www.calonsong.org/CalontirSongs/ravenbanner.htm

I can't find a decent link to an mp3 file and won't inflict an indecent one on you. :-(

3/7/2013 at 11:51 PM

luvvit @Mavin! I wonder if it's on youtube? :-)

Private User
3/8/2013 at 1:44 AM

Haven't seen a good version, but I didn't look for very long.

Private User
3/8/2013 at 8:34 AM

The "King of the Irish" mentioned is of course Brian Boru, and the story comes straight out of Njal's Saga.

3/9/2013 at 1:59 AM

yes.

Private User
3/9/2013 at 2:23 AM

One thing you have to watch out for is that there's a lot of completely unrelated stuff on Youtube under the same title, and some of it is pretty nasty.

This is probably the best you're going to find: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph4To4YVuDE

I would have preferred more "attack" and a harder-driven rhythm, but at least he's more or less on key. (As I well know, that song has a wicked range and a really broad jump from the first to the second half of each verse.)

3/9/2013 at 2:42 AM

Ohhh, so great. Make sure you put the link onto his profile as well, Maven. That way everyone else can be delighted too.

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