Hævnen

Danish to English Translation:

Revenge

Music and lyrics: Frederiksen

Amongst the forest’s dark shadows, where the oak grows proud
I awaken from my slumber in the earth’s mouldy cold
The wind whistles on the heath, caresses heather and myrtle
Carry the oath I whisper; it is your name that you hear

Under the blanket of night I come
A dark spirit, a homeless soul
All kinds of harm I bring
Like for like, your treachery I repay

I steal the calf from the pregnant cow before it can be born
The butter will not churn and the beer sours
At harvest it rains both day and night, the crop rots in the fields
Winter is harsh and long, the barn is empty before spring

Revenge, you will feel my wrath

One morning at cock-crow, in the spring, when the day’s deeds should begin
No-one stirs, not a sound, silence reigns on the farm
The ashes lay on the ground, as if it was newly fallen snow
For the cock that crowed earliest this morning was the red one

Revenge…

Amongst the forest’s dark shadows, where the oak grows proud
I lie and slumber, in the ruins’ black earth
The wind whistles on the heath, caresses heather and myrtle
Spreading the farm’s paltry ashes, it was your name that you heard