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Sten läggs te sten i ur
Och skur i slit på vår alvremur
Nämmö o nämmö nölja
Mööck russel me bullehall
Slagen frå stål mot sten
Di skroa starkt genom kvällningen
Nämmö o nämmö nölja
Pöt! Puust liit me luelank

Gremlan öve alvre fae fram
Huuvsörren sir ho på määnske nee
Som jämte tusen bloms, snärj, gräser o dank
Täklas kring go-sten i bree led
Unnan för unnan ble mura té

Skuumtiim sänker sä
Så skula hemåt ska folk o fä
Nämmö o nämmö nölja
Senna otye kumma té
Snart vånna vasken kae
El´ nött fruntiim på alvre va
Nämmö o nämmö nölja
Visst dé, better heminté

Rådan uti i döluft ho jaal
Osjäling ut fööe e föök stun té
O daan ve rööe fulskap fäels o vraal
Kråkkveel me leehööl i afse mé
Unnan för unnan ble mura té

Dagbräcken e förby
I nagelspräcken hörs vinna gny
Nämmö o nämmö nölja
Nu kulen vill klå o flå
Angsen å kum i lä
Men lögn i hunnan i ussli vär
Nämmö o nämmö nölja
Aank på å te alvre gå

Snö-fök bööst på määnske som frat
Emmen han örka, han gasken e
Allt mens di krumsna, skussna, h´vaale så dant
Hyke sä unnan ve flisa nee
Unnan för unnan ble mura té

Se hur alvreslättra listes i sten
Jaal vi gör som börs te passnalj
Hårdvall määrks o löt deles en
Bräcken bullehall
Här på alvrevall

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ENGLISH TRANSLATION:

Stone upon stone is placed
In all weathers, toil on our Alvar wall
Closer and closer to the North
Much life and movement around massive stones
The clash of steel on stone
Resounding loudly through the dusk
Closer and closer to the North
Damn it! Rest for a while and have a cup of chicory

The golden plover glides over the Alvar
Bewildered she looks down on people
Who, among thousands of flowers, shrubbery, herbs and bog soil
Make a racket around the broad lines of fine limestone
Little by little the wall is formed

Twilight descends
So men and cattle will hurry back home
Closer and closer to the North
Afterwards the mystical beings come forth
Soon neither man nor woman
Would want to stay on the Alvar
Closer and closer to the North
Indeed, it is better to be home

The Huldra in the mist builds the wall
An imprudent lad joins even one more work shift
And away by the cairn the mystical beings lark around and howl
We´ll have irregular walls and openings in them tonight as well
Little by little the wall is formed

The dawn is past
In the finger-breaking cold the wind howls
Closer and closer to the North
The gale will take everything He can grab
Eager to find shelter
It proves utterly impossible in lousy weather
Closer and closer to the North
One regrets getting out on the Alvar

The snow storm batters people like bugs
As much as it can, crazy as it is
While they, shivering, with frozen hands
Seek refuge behind the raised stone
Little by little the wall is formed

See how the Alvar plains are wrapped in stone
The walls we build lead to waggish legends
The dry grassland is marked and the pastures are divided
There are plenty of massive stones
Here on the Alvar plains

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from Vallfärd och Viljevandring, released May 23, 2015

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Huldreslåt Buenos Aires, Argentina

Huldreslåt is a Swedish/Argentine Nordic folk music band.

- Martin Fuchinecco: violin, nyckelharpa, kantele, säckpipa.
- Johanna Ribnikov Gunnarsson: vocals, kulning, tin whistle, anglo-concertina.
- Sergio Ribnikov Gunnarsson: vocals, irish bouzouki, offerdalspipa, härjedalspipa, percussion.
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