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Ólavur Riddararós is a single by the Faroese folk / viking metal band Týr. It was released in October 2002 by Tutl. This is the only Týr release to feature Allan Streymoy's vocals, who joined the band after Pól Arni Holm's departure. The band considers, in retrospect, Streymoy's hiring and the single's release to be a "rash decision".

Track listing Edit

  1. "Ólavur Riddararós" – 4:36
  2. "Stýrisvølurin" – 6:45

Lyrics Edit

"Hvørt skal tú riða, Ólavur mín á lofti hongur brynja tín

Tú fer ikki at veiða tað hind men tú fer til tína leikalind

Hvit er skjúrtan, væl er hon tvigin í blóði verður hon av tær drigin"

Ólavur snúðist síni móður frá "Gud gevi ikki ganga sum mær er spáad"

Ungir kallar, kátir kallar, gangið upp á gólv dansið lystilig

Ólavur ríður eftir bjørgunum fram -kol og smiður við fann hann upp á eitt álvarann

Út kom eitt tað álvafljóð flættað hár á herðar dró

"Ver vælkomin Ólavur Riddararós tú gakk í dans og kvøð fyri oss"

"Tú tarvt ikki flætta títt hár fyri meg eg eri ikki komin at biðja teg

[Solo: Heri Joensen]

Eg kann ikki meira hjá álvum vera í morgin lati eg mítt brúdleyp gera"

"Hvat heldur vilt tú sjey vetur liggja á strá ella vilt tú í morgin til moldar gá"

Hon skonti honum í drykkjuhorn har fór í tað eiturkorn

Ólavur studdist við saðilboga -kol og smiður við hann kysti tá moy av lítlum huga

Ungir kallar, kátir kallar, gangið upp á gólv dansið lystilig

Translation: Edit

Olaf Knightrose

"Where are you going, Olaf your armour hangs in the attic

You are not going to hunt for deer you are going to your mistress

White is your shirt, well has it been washed It will be taken of you in blood"

Olav turned away from his mother "God grant that it does not go as it has been foretold"

Young lads, happy lads, step up on the floor dance merrily

Olaf rides along the mountains -with coal and smith He came upon an elven house

Out came an elven maiden Plaided hair on shoulders lay

"Be welcome Olaf Knightrose come to the dance and sing for us"

"You need not plaid your hair for me I have not come to ask for you

I can no longer stay with the elves for tomorrow I will wed"

"What would you rather, lie ill for seven winters or be buried tomorrow"

She filled him a drinkinghorn in it went a grain of poison

Olaf leaned on the saddlebow -with coal and smith as he reluctantly kissed the maiden

Young lads, happy lads, step up on the floor dance merrily

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