Hann veitti birtu á bádar hendur
Um baeinn sérhvert kvöld
Hann luktar Gvendur á lidinni öld
Á gráum hærum gloggt var kenndur
Vid glampa á ljosafjöld
Hann luktar Gvendur á lidinni öld

Hann heyrdist ganga hægt og hljótt
Um hverja götu fram á nott
Hans hjartasá med bros á brá
Ef ungan svein og yngismey
Hann adeins sá hann kveikti ei
En eftirlét theim rókkur skuggablá

Í endur minning æskutid
Hann aftur leit, en ástmey blid
Hann órmum vafdi fast svo ung og smá
Hann veitti birtu á bádar hendur
Um bæinn sérhvert kvöld
Hann luktar Gvendur á lidinni öld

Hann heyrdist ganga haegt og hljótt
Um hverja götu fram á nott
Hans hjartasá med bros á brá
Ef ungan svein og yngismey
Hann adeins sá hann kveikti ei
En eftirlét theim rókkur skuggablá

Í endur minning aeskutid
Hann aftur leit, en ástmey blid
Hann órmum vafdi fast svo ung og smá
Hann veitti birtu á bádar hendur
Um baeinn sérhvert kvöld
Hann luktar Gvendur á lidinni öld
Hann luktar Gvendur á lidinni öld


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    General CommentTRANSLATION:

    Gvendur The Lamplighter

    He shed his light wherever he went
    Around the town each night
    Lamplighter-Gvendur of time long past
    Known by his gray head
    Light shining off his hair
    Lamplighter-Gvendur of time long past

    He could be heard walking quietly
    Each street at night
    His wounded heart would yet smile
    If he spied a young couple
    He would not light his lamp
    Leaving them in the shade of darkness

    And he reminisced about his youth
    Looking back on his sweet love
    Hugging tight his sweet young girl
    He shed his light wherever he went
    Around the town each night
    Lamplighter-Gvendur of time long past

    He could be heard walking quietly
    Each street at night
    His wounded heart would yet smile
    If he spied a young couple
    He would not light his lamp
    Leaving them in the shade of darkness

    And he reminisced about his youth
    Looking back on his sweet love
    Hugging tight his sweet young girl
    He shed his light wherever he went
    Around the town each night
    Lamplighter-Gvendur of time long past
    Lamplighter-Gvendur of time long past
    bjorkellinaon October 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!!! the tune is great!!
    driedpeason December 09, 2006   Link

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