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Thread #150163   Message #3497792
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
02-Apr-13 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Midsummer Song (from Singing Together)
Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: MIDSUMMER SONG (Lindström, Norlén)
MIDSUMMER SONG
Music: Hĺkan Norlén
Words: Rune Lindström translated freely

Take grasses and flowers on Midsummer night and bind them into your hair.
Laugh up at the man in the moon shining white, down over the pine-filled air.
Tonight you shall dance on the shores of the lake, with springing and singing until the day break.
Tonight you shall dance with the will-o'-the-wisp, with Ull-stina, Kull-Linna fair.

From blue mountain ranges you take down the moon to give you a halo white,
While creatures around the mysterious lagoon watch silently for its light.
Now travel to Mosslinda's moss-covered moor where Ull-stina, Kull-Lina, Gull-Fina are.
Tonight you shall sleep on the shores of the lake sleeply softly on Midsummer Night.

X: 1
T: Midsummer Song
M: 3/4
L: 1/4
Z: NP 01/04/2013
K: G
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w: |||| *Take grass-es * and flow-ers on Mid-sum-*mer night and bind them *in-to your hair._ Laugh up at *the man in the moon shin-*ing white, down ov-er *the pine-filled air._ To-night you *shall dance on the shores of the lake, with spring-ing *and *sing-ing *un-*til the day break. To-night you *shall dance with the will-o'-*the-wisp, with Ull-Sti-*na, Kull-Lin-na fair._



From Singing Together, Compiled & produced by Janet Wheeler for BBC School Radio, Summer Term
Music also from same source. Guitar chords are also given, but I'm at the extreme range of my ABC knowledge coping with the key changes :).
Words are a straight copy, so V1 shows "springing & singing" which does not quite match the recollections earlier in the thread. Also the final line of V2 shows "Sleeply softly". This should probably be "Sleep softly" to keep the line to 8 syllables. The two spellings of Kull-Linna/Kull-Lina doesn't exactly fill me with confidence either.

NP