Gåte - Bendik og Årolilja

Artist: Gåte (Gaate)
Album: Jygri (2002)
Song: Bendik og Årolilja
English translation
Bendik and Årolilja

Bendik rode to Sølondo,
He wished to see the maid.
He wasn't allowed to visit (her),
And therefore he had to die.
- Åroililja1, why do you sleep so long?

The next day, Bendik rode out to the woods,
and hunted for wild deer.
By night he would visit2 the maiden's side
indulged with a loving cheer.3
- Åroililja, why do you sleep so long?
- Åroililja, why do you sleep so long?

In came the young king's hand,
He brought forth the news:
“Bendik stepped into the maiden's chamber,4
disregarding the king”.5
- Åroililja, why do you sleep so long?
- Åroililja, why do you sleep so long?

Olav's church in Trondheim
It is covered in lead.
Bendik shall not enjoy life
If it was three times new!
- Åroililja, why do you sleep so long?

1. A girl's name of Old Norse origin meaning: "beautiful as a lily" / "innocent".
2. lit: visited
3. lit: with loving words
4. art: Bendik has entered the maiden's bed
5. or: despite the king's say OR w/o the king's consent



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