Anna Lovinda – Sissel Kyrkjebø, Bjørn Eidsvåg, & Åge Aleksandersen

“Mary O’Meara”, Poul Anderson’s classic filk song, has been featured here using Anne Passovoy’s melody. Originally, Anderson was inspired by and used the melody of the song “Anna Lovinda”, with lyrics and melody by the Norwegian songwriter Erik Bye. Here Sissel Kyrkjebø, Bjørn Eidsvåg and Åge Aleksandersen present the song.

Scottish songwriter Alex Campbell also translated the Danish translation of “Anna Lovinda” to English; that version can also be found on Youtube. Both the Danish and the English versions are very faithful to the Bye’s Norwegian original.

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Mary O'Meara – Windbourne

(C) Mary O’Meara, the stars and the dewfall
Have covered your hilltop with (G) light.
The (F) wind in the lilies that (C) blossom around you
Goes (F) bearing your name from the (G) height;
My (F) girl, you are all of the (C) night.

“Mary O’Meara,” from the novel World Without Stars by Poul Anderson, performed by Windbourne.  Chords transcribed by me!  I’m very proud.
Music is sometimes accredited to Anne Passoway, and sometimes to a Swedish folk tune.  Full lyrics and more information here.