FOLK TUNE VALKYRIE SLÅTT
Type: Halling 2/4
Family: SKJALDMØYSLÅTT
Person: Arne Bjørndal
WORK Hardingfeleslåtter
Volume: 2
No: 42
Page: 29
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TUNING

'Trollstille', 'huldrestille', 'nøringstille', 'grålysingstille'
COMMENTS
B.G.SI. III, 5. Written down in 1917. Heddi had this slått from Bjug Torjuson Hovi, who died about 1890, some 85 years old. Torjuson had it from Torjus Olson Faremo. (Skjaldmøy = skjoldmøy, similar to the Valkyrie in Nordic tradition). The "shield maidens", bigger and more beautiful than ordinary women, lived in the mountains. While a service was going on in the church at Austad some of these creatures blew a horn (lurhorn) from the Støylehommsnute, and the whole congregation streamed out. The priest pursued them with a curse, turning them into stone. J. Skar: Gamalt or Sætesdal. Vol. 2, p. 29. Svale Solheim: Slåttesegner. MS. Norsk Folkeminnesamling, U.B.

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