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Hårgalåten song meanings
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    General CommentA great instrumental off their first album. Very culture-based. :]
    TheSOADGirlon July 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just love the meaning of this song, so evil and so raw!
    Baelon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhy do you think it sounds evil? Mournful, I would say.
    berserkerbinon March 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know what "Hargalaten" translates to in english?

    Yeah, great song; nice neo-folk feel.
    Lombardion April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think "Harga" is a place maybe in gothenberg or something and "laten" or its actylly called "låten "means song in swedish
    xXmartinXxon October 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHargalaten, or Hårgalåten(Horgalåten) is an old swedish song, or legend really. Where or when it begun is almost impossible to pinpoint, the legend of hårga was written down for the first time a bit over 100 years ago, but the legend itself is much older.

    The song itself tells the story about how the devil comes to a village and starts playing his violin. The people starts dancing to the hypnotic tune, but they cannot stop. They dance untill they die.

    "Hejda din stråke spelman innan,
    vi dansar liv och själ och alla ben ur kroppen.
    Nej inte slutar han sin dans
    förrän allesammans faller döda!"

    Is the last vers of the original lyrics. And roughly translates to:
    "Stop your bow musician before,
    we dance life and soul and all our bones out of our body.
    No, he doesn't stop his dance
    untill everybody falls down dead."

    So it's quite evil really :)
    fadiieon October 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHårga isn't a place close to Gothenburg. It's a small mountain in Hälsingland. The legend is well known in Sweden.
    Seroneion September 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's also a small village next to the mountain with the same name.
    Seroneion September 17, 2008   Link
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    Link(s)In case anyone wants to here a different version with the folk lyrics…
    SauronTheHippyon September 11, 2013   Link

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