Today’s feature is a lovely song by Icelandic band Ylja, Á rauðum sandi.
It will take you on a road trip across Iceland towards the end of the summer, to the sound of guitar and ukulele accompanying the vocal harmonies of singers Gígja Skjaldardóttir and Bjartey Sveinsdóttir.
This song is taken from Ylja’s album Ylja which you can purchase on Bandcamp here.
I can’t help adding the lyrics to the song for those of you, who, just like me, are learning Icelandic. There is so much to be learnt from songs !
Enjoy the rhymes !
If anybody is interested, I could try and translate the song for you. Please leave your request in a comment.
source : Á rauðum sandi by Ylja on Bandcamp
Með tærnar grafnar í rauðum sandi,
sól og blíða úti á landi.
Ærnar jarmandi, fólkið raulandi,
fjöllin hvíslandi, lækurinn svalandi.
Hlaupandi á rauðum sandi,
í golunni svífur góður andi.
blaðrandi og blístrandi
og allir hlæjandi.
Við sitjum hér á rauðum sandi,
undraveröld, svo lokkandi.
sólin hún er blindandi,
blómin eru blóstrandi,