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Bardic Arts

Swan Song - For Cecilia

2014 (A.S. XLIX)
Syele van der Rosen

Lady of the sun crowned hind
Sharp of wit and strong of mind
Elegance and grace defined 
Shines her light for all mankind

Njukĉa, njuvĉĉažan
Buokĉal, ligge varan
Njukĉa, njuvĉĉažan
Ovdal iƌitroaƌi 

Laurels grace an ivory brow
Love to Walrick she has vowed
She creates and she endows
All before her beauty bow

Njukĉa, njuvĉĉažan
Buokĉal, ligge varan 
Njukĉa, njuvĉĉažan
Ovdal iƌitroaƌi

Mother, friend and teacher grand
Songs and stories she commands
Scrolls of gold made by her hand
Earn the joy of all the land

Njukĉa, njuvĉĉažan
Buokĉal, ligge varan 
Njukĉa, njuvĉĉažan
Ovdal iƌitroaƌi

Eyes of sky and hair of flame
All shall sing Cecilia’s name
Duchess she is now proclaimed
Off to even greater fame

Njukĉa, njuvĉĉažan
Buokĉal,ligge varan 
Njukĉa, njuvĉĉažan
Ovdal iƌitroaƌi

Duchess of swans, crowned in glory
Start a new chapter of your story …

Njukĉa, njuvĉĉažan
Buokĉal, ligge varan 
Njukĉa, njuvĉĉažan
Ovdal iƌitroaƌi


"(Notes: The chorus is in Sami, a dialect of Norwegian. It translates to 'Swan, my swan Dive, heat my blood Swan, my swan Before dawn breaks'. The tune and lyric structure as well as the original chorus are from a folk song entitled Dawn's Light by Ánne Máddji Heatta)" -- Syele van der Rosen


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