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Thread #656 Message #3737978
Posted By: GUEST
17-Sep-15 - 02:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Who Can Sail/Vem kan segla
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Can Sail/Vem kan segla
Asked to sing for a charity gig in support of the Middle-East refugees (calais crisis, etc) I was led to review* the English translation and this version was indeed very well received by both an Irish audience and choir in the last two days. I hope you'll like it as well.
*(I was happy with none of the above versions which seem to betray the original Swedish or be prosodically/musically awkward...)
Note that this song can be sung as a round (canon), in my youth in France, we used to enter after the firs line (right after 'wind') which gave the song a //3rd-type of harmony.
Recently a young Norwegian woman living in Galway taught us to enter after the 2nd line (just after oar) which gives a //5th-type harmony, much more dramatic in tone! Absolutely gorgeous.
Note that by entering after both the 1st and 2nd lines, the harmony is even richer. Enjoy!