Festen

Danish to English Translation:

The Feast

Music and lyrics: Andersen and Frederiksen

The feast will soon begin
Beer flows from our barrel
Women serve ale in horns
The feast finishes tomorrow

Meat roasts over the fire
We take women with us in the hay
Men who fight win women
To keep them warm at winter

Under the beech’s broad crown we sit
Hey! Hey!
We get drunk, cool beer is gulped down
Hey! Hey!

The feast will soon begin…

The dance swings merrily on around us
The maidens smile sweetly to us men

The feast will soon begin…

Hey, hey, hey, hey!

Women show their breasts to us
Now ’tis time to show what we can

The feast will soon cease
The barrels have become barren
Women served ale in horns
The feast stops this morning

We ate meat around the fire
We took women to the hay
Those who fought won women
To keep them warm in winter