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Sinklars Visa

Postby Jack Campin » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:50 am

Has anybody got a translation of Sinklars Visa, the Danish ballad about an invading Scottish army getting wiped out by a bunch of Nordic peasants in 1612?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kringen
http://www.skjaldesang.dk/estrato.php?P ... ng&sid=522
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXmc1P2vLq4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02S-7HnVY-0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U3XbU392xo

Maybe the Scandiwegians did a 400th anniversary re-enactment?

There are a few garbled translations of a greatly shortened version by a Faroese rock band, but I'm looking for something better.

(Aargh - answered my own question with a bit more googling:

http://sinclairgenealogy.info/sinclairs-ballad

It's a bit too Walter-Scottish for me, though).



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