01. EN REELL HALLING
trad: Guilderoy Reel / Halling from Elverum
arr: Håvard Gravdal
Ireland meets Norway; a melodic battle between a reel and a halling. Who will win?
mel: Jostein Hasselgård / lyrics: Øyvind Ebbesvik
arr: Håvard Gravdal, based on an instrumental by Jostein Hasselgård
A song about expectations and passion for the one you love, combined with confusion and unanswered questions making your beloved a mystery.
mel: traditional Norwegian / lyrics: Alf Prøysen
A man is about to be buried, and his widow is happily walking among the mourners. All of a sudden the man breaks out of the coffin, cancelling the funeral. His wife orders him back into the coffin, claiming the doctor knows best whether he is dead.
04. DET BOR EN GAMMEL BAKER
mel: Anne Hilde Grøv / lyrics: Inger Hagerup
arr: Pust / Elisabeth Anvik / Anne Hilde Grøv
There is a baker who lives on a tiny, desolate island. Nobody buys his cakes and he cries when the boats just float by. He has to eat all the cakes on his own and he eats himself to death. There is no longer any baker living on the tiny island.
05. LUKK MEG INN
mel & lyrics: Elisabeth Anvik
arr: Pust / Håvard Gravdal
Close me in is a song about feeling both intimacy and distance with a person at the same time.
06. FARAO PÅ FERIE
mel: Jostein Hasselgård / lyrics: André Bjerke
arr: Jostein Hasselgård
This is an alliteration-rhyme song about Pharao visiting his grandmothers in Miramarmora, poking at his furious grandma sitting in a pine-tree.
07. INNUNDER BLÅE HIMMELRAND
mel: Olav Budeng / lyrics: Jon Gunnes
arr: improvisation based on an arrangement by Håvard Gravdal
This is the Song of Rennebu, a beautiful and picturesque Mid-Norwegian village. The lyrics praise the feeling of attachment to a person’s place of origin, which is a place of pleasant memories, where you can find peace and lifelong serenity.
08. TRASSVISA HENNES TORA
mel: Egil Monn-Iversen / lyrics: Alf Prøysen
arr: Andreas Utnem
Two lonely souls find comfort in each other, experiencing a glimpse of happiness.
improvisation by Pust
The title of the song means "Bye bye!" or "Have fun!".
10. FRAM DANSAR EIN HAUGKALL
mel: Anne Hilde Grøv / lyrics: Arne Garborg
arr: Elisabeth Anvik / Anne Hilde Grøv
The lyrics are an extract from Haugtussa, a long poem about the young girl Veslemøy who is clairvoyant. At a party, as the dancing gets wilder and wilder, she has a vision, hearing the sound of a lyre. Haugkallen – the Master of the Mountain – comes out dancing, trying to seduce her in order to bring her to his kingdom.
mel: Elisabeth Anvik
arr: Elisabeth Anvik
The title of the song means invisible.
12. EG KAN RO
mel: Fläskkvartetten / lyrics: Freddie Wadling
(New Norwegian translation by Elisabeth Anvik)
arr: Elisabeth Anvik
I can row is the story about how rings in water can symbolize humans growing together.