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OE for Children - II - Lullaby (Fīf Īsentas):

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Sing-a-long / Narrated Version

Old English: Fīf Īsentas (lyrics)

Fīf Īsentas fuhton Þunor

Ān wæs gesmiten mid his hamore

Hē cwæl and gladu wæs eorÞe

Nū hīe wǣron forhtian,

Feower Īsentas fuhton Þunor

Ān wæs gesmiten mid his hamore

Hē cwæl and gladu wæs eorÞe

Nū hīe wǣron forhtian,

ÞrĪe Īsentas fuhton Þunor

Ān wæs gesmiten mid his hamore

Hē cwæl and gladu wæs eorÞe

Nū hīe wǣron forhtian,

Twegen Īsentas fuhton Þunor

Ān wæs gesmiten mid his hamore

Hē cwæl and gladu wæs eorÞe

Nū hīe wǣron forhtian,

Ān Īsent feaht Þunor

Hē wæs gesmiten mid his hamore

Hē cwæl and gladu wæs eorÞe

Nū EorÞe wæs gemundod!

Modern English:

Five ice giants fought Þunor

One was hit with his hammer,

He died and glad was Earth,

Now they were to tremble,

Four ice giants fought Þunor

One was hit with his hammer,

He died and glad was Earth,

Now they were to tremble,

Three ice giants fought Þunor

One was hit with his hammer,

He died and glad was Earth,

Now they were to tremble,

Two ice giants fought Þunor

One was hit with his hammer,

He died and glad was Earth,

Now they were to tremble,

One ice giant fought Þunor,

He was hit with his hammer,

He died and glad was Earth,

Now, Earth was protected!

By Leornende Eald Englisc

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September 5, 2016

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francy-Chan

Wow Beautiful poem! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HistoryCulture

Indeed it is! Cefin sure is a poet

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