I was never really familiar with this holiday until last year, and I have been excited to to celebrate it with my children for almost a whole year- having discovered it after December 13th. The problem is that the English translations I was finding did not match the rhyme and meter of the original. Many of the translations used a little more creative license than I prefer, and those that were true to the original were hardly recognizeable as a poem. In the end, I realized that if I wanted a good translation to teach my children, I would need to do it myself. So I did! And I'd love to share my translation with you, and I am open to feedback.
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This day is very significant in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries. There, in December, the daylight time is very short and darkness and nighttime are extremely long, due to their position on the globe. After the Winter Solstice the days get longer. So St. Lucia is a celebration of the coming lengthening of the days. You can see why the song Sankta Lucia is one of the most popular carols to sing. Night walks with a heavy step Round yard and hearth, As the sun departs from earth, Shadows are brooding. Night walks grand, yet silent, Now hear its gentle wings, In every room so hushed, Whispering like wings. Sheet Music of Santa Lucia.
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Here balmy breezes blow, pure joys invite us, And as we gently row, all things delight us. To thee sweet Napoli, what charms are given, Where smiles creation, toil blest by heaven. Your email address will not be published. Skip to content Santa Lucia. Refrain See also folk songs from Italy countries in Europe songs about sailors songs in 3 songs with the tonic triad in the melody YouTube. Share this post. Share on facebook.
If this song really means something special to you, describe your feelings and thoughts. Don't hesitate to explain what songwriters and singer wanted to say. Also we collected some tips and tricks for you:. Luciano Pavarotti — Santa Lucia lyrics. Post my meaning Write my explanation new To explain lyrics, select line or word and click "Explain". OK, got it! Santa Lucia! Su passaggieri, venite via!