Collection Items

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    O blessud vertu sumarsol = O blessed summer sun Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "Tune composed by Ingi Larusson for the 'first day of summer' festival -- widely known in Iceland. First line defective." Sigridur Benonys, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Sigridur Benonys performing Icelandic songs on May 25,...
    • Contributor: Benonys, Sigridur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Helgi saga = The Ballad of Helgi Dust jacket notes: "Fragmentary version -- omissions in text." Ballad begun on AFS 3827 B3 and continued on AFS 3827 A5. Oddrun Sigurasson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Oddrun Sigurasson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in...
    • Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Budar ei lofti = Up in the store Dust jacket notes: Lullaby. Song begins on AFS 3828 A1, with third verse on AFS 3828 A2. Oddrun Sigurasson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Oddrun Sigurasson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Petur par sat i sal = Peter in the high seat of the hall Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: From the Passiusalmar of Hallgrimur Petursson. Lydian mode. Verses 1-10 are on AFS 4267 A1, verses 11-20 are on AFS 4267 B1, and verses 20-20 are on AFS 4268 B1. Thodur Einarson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on November 11, 1939. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field...
    • Contributor: Einarson, Thodur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Upp, upp min sal = Up, up, my soul Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: From the Passiusalmar of Hallgrimur Petursson. Verses 1-2 are on AFS 4268 A1, verses 3-4 are on AFS 4268 A2, and verses 5-7 are on AFS 4268 A3. Thodur Einarson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on November 11, 1939. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting...
    • Contributor: Einarson, Thodur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
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    Verses Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: Composed verses. "These are not rimur, Mr. B[ardarson] says." Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Sigurd Bardarson performing Icelandic songs on April 28-29, 1940, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California.
    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1940
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    Two old ladies in Winnipeg had a fight Dust jacket notes: Composed and sung by Sigurd Bardarson. Song begun on AFS 4281 A1 and continued on AFS 4281 A2. "Text (verses) in progress, not yet completed by the author!" Sigurd Bardarson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Carmel, California on April 29, 1940. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Sigurd Bardarson performing Icelandic songs on...
    • Contributor: Bardarson, Sigurd - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1940
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    Bi bi og blaka Dust jacket notes: "Cradle song." Sigridur Benonys, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Sigridur Benonys performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Benonys, Sigridur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Bjort mey og hrein = Maiden fair and pure Sigridur Benonys, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Sigridur Benonys performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Benonys, Sigridur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Olafur reid med bjorgum fram Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "A dance song or 'vakir.' Sung by Mrs. Benonys, as AFS 3829 A5, with chorus of friends. . . They insisted that they dance at this slow tempo, but they were affected I think by fatigue and the late hour." Sigridur Benonys with unidentified friends, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California...
    • Contributor: Benonys, Sigridur - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Stodum tvo i tuni (Ryma #6) = Saying goodbye to your sweetheart Dust jacket notes: "This is the true ryma." John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Olafson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Tobag's baukur = Admiring the snuffbox Dust jacket notes: "Same tune as [AFS 3828] B2." John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Olafson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Upp i malar skola skina = Teaching girls to cook and sew Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "This is a satire on Iceland's budget appropriation for teaching girls household arts -- an idea supremely funny to people in a country where every girl learned to cook and sew as she learned to walk and talk. Tune is our 'O my darling Clementine.' Date about 1900." John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson...
    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Reid eg grana = The Gray horse John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Olafson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Likafron og lagsmenn tveir = The Two young men John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Olafson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Thvi vill granda tholgidi = The Boatman carried from the shore John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Olafson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    A jeg ad halda afram lengra = The Discouraged poet Dust jacket notes inscribed by Sidney Robertson Cowell: "'He went from Iceland to Greenland in 1837 and was disgusted with his poems on the subject of the war between Lombardy and Rome.'" John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Olafson performing Icelandic...
    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Ad sigla . . . (Ryma #7) = To sail a boat, to ride a horse, and to lie in a women's arms are the three finest things in life Dust jacket notes: "True ryma." John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. In Old Norse. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Olafson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Ifir kaldan eydtisand = The Vagabond John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Olafson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Ad sigla . . . (Ryma #8) = To sail a boat, etc. Dust jacket notes: "Same words as [AFS 3829] A1, but different tune." John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. In Old Norse. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Olafson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Boom - fa - la - la John Olafson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting John Olafson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Olafson, John - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Viglunder (Ryma #1) Oddrun Sigurasson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Oddrun Sigurasson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Trausta (Ryma #2) Oddrun Sigurasson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Oddrun Sigurasson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Eina stund (Ryma #3) = Once upon a time Oddrun Sigurasson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Oddrun Sigurasson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938
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    Froste frone = Freezing weather Oddrun Sigurasson, unaccompanied vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California on May 25, 1938. In Icelandic. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Oddrun Sigurasson performing Icelandic songs on May 25, 1938, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in San Francisco, California.
    • Contributor: Sigurasson, Oddrun - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1938