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The rival brothers

Language: English

On his farm lived a bonder free,
(Well-born Men.)
His sons eleven were fair to see.
(Arngrim's sons from the Blue Country
Set out for Samsoy.) 

Hyálmar Champion's a handsome knight,
(Well-born Men.)
While Angantyr is but a sorry wight.
(Arngrim's sons from the Blue Country
Set out for Samsoy.) 

Bonder there you sit drinking wine,
Give me that comely daughter of thine!
(Well-born Men.)
If I choose, it is clear to see
Hyálmar Champion's the man for me!
(Well-born Men.)

Arngrim's sons from the Blue Country
Set out for Samsoy.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:54

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