Dienstag, 17. Juni 2008

Hæ Hó Jibbí Jei og Jibbí jei

Sautjándi júní
Lag og texti: Haukur Ingibergsson / Bjartmar Hannesson
G                                      C
Blómin spring út og þau svelgja í sig sól.
D                                   G
Sumarið í algleymi og hálft ár enn í jól.
                                               C
Í hjarta sínu fólkið gleðst og syngur lítið lag,
      A                           D
því lýðveldið Ísland á afmæli í dag.

G                               D                                            G
Hæ, hó, jibbí, jei og jibbí, jei. Það er kominn 17. júní.
G                               D                                             G
Hæ, hó, jibbí, jei og jibbí, jei. Það er kominn 17. júní.


G                                         C
Jóni heitnum Sigurðssyni færir forsetinn,
D                                      G
firnamikinn árvissan og stóran blómsveiginn.
                                         C
Fjallkonan í múnderingu prílar upp á pall,
        A                                     D
með prjáli les upp ljóð, eftir löngu dauðan kall.
G                               D          
Hæ, hó, jibbí, jei og jibbí, jei........

G                                                   C
Skrúðgöngurnar þramma undir lúðrasveitarleik,
D                                        G
lítil börn með blöðrur, hin eldri snafs og reyk.
                                         C
Síðan líður dagurinn við hátíðannahöld,
A                                        D
heitar étnar pylsurnar við fjölmörg sölutjöld.

G                               D         
Hæ, hó, jibbí, jei og jibbí, jei........

G                                         C
Um kvöldið eru allsstaðar útidansleikir,
      D                                  G
að sunnan koma rándýrir skemmtikraftarnir.
                                              C
En rigningin bindur enda á þetta gleðigeim,
      A                                     D
því gáttir opnast himins og allir fara heim

G                               D         
Hæ, hó, jibbí, jei og jibbí, jei........

English Translation (it´s not the best translation out there I´m sure off) The song pretty much describes how 17th of June is celebrated in Iceland

The flowers blossom and they drink the sun
Summer has come and half the year till xmas
The People are happy and they sing a little song
cause iceland has it´s birthday today
Hi, ho, jibby, yei and jibby, yei. today is the 17th of june
Hi, ho, jibby, yei and jibby, yei. today is the 17th of june
In memory of Jon Sigurdsson the president lays a big flower wreth down at his memory statue
the woman of the mountain in her dress climbs up on the stage
and reads a poem a long dead guy wrote
Hi, ho, jibby, yei and jibby, yei. today is the 17th of june
Hi, ho, jibby, yei and jibby, yei. today is the 17th of june
Parades and Marching Bands march down the streets
Little Children with balloons the older ones with snaps and smoke
Then the day passes with celebration acts
people eating hot dogs from streets salesmen
Hi, ho, jibby, yei and jibby, yei. today is the 17th of june
Hi, ho, jibby, yei and jibby, yei. today is the 17th of june
In the evening there are open air dances everywhere
from the south (south iceland - capital Reykjavik) very expensive artists have arrived
But the rain ends the big party at last
when the doors of the sky open up and everyone goes home
Hi, ho, jibby, yei and jibby, yei. today is the 17th of june

Gleðilegan Þjóðhátíðardag kæru landsmenn :)



Kommentare:

  1. Hehe, I live in Norway and I remember last 17th of June my Icelandic friends and I were walking around town with a huge Icelandic flag singing this.

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  2. yes it´s not my birthday untill I hear this song :) I live in germany so it´s not the same as in Iceland, but I try to catch the spirit though :)

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