* George Borrow collected balads from around the world. The majority of the Scandinavian ballad translations he did are included here in Borrow's Works vol.7; a few additional Danish ballads and the Faroese Skrymsla ballad are in vol. 8; vol. 9 which is equivalent to Romantic Ballads (available as Gutenberg e-text) also contains several traditional Danish ballads.

* I've also tabulated a list of Borrow's translations vs. DgF title and number (Danish ballads in vol. 7 ~9) under the "/danish" directory.

* In the original text, Borrow does not number his stanzas; but I have started retrofitting the poems with stanza-number s for convenience purposes.

THE WORKS OF GEORGE BORROW, VOL.7

GEORGE BORROW
THE SONGS OF SCANDINAVIA

AND OTHER POEMS AND BALLADS

VOLUME I

LONDON: CONSTABLE & CO. LTD
NEW YORK: GABRIEL WELLS
1923

 
CONTENTS OF VOL. I
 
PAGE

THE EXPEDITION TO BIRTING'S LAND . . . 1

DIDERIK AND OLGER THE DANE . . . . 9

KING DIDERIK AND THE LION'S FIGHT WITH THE        
DRAGON
  . . . . . . . 14

OLGER THE DANE AND BURMAN   . . . . 20

THE GIANT OF BERN AND ORM UNGERSWAYNE   . 25

ULF VAN YERN   . . . . . . . 33

THE END OF SIVARD SNARENSWAYNE . . . 41

MIMMERING TAN    . . . . . . . 45

GRIMMER AND KAMPER . . . . . . 47

GRIMHILD'S VENGEANCE—

SONG THE FIRST    . . . . . . 51

SONG THE SECOND   . . . . . . 57

SONG THE THIRD    . . . . . . 62

THE TALE OF BRYNILD  . . . . . . 69

ALF OF ODDERSKIER     . . . . . . 75

RIBOLT'S FIGHT WITH THE DRAGON AND ALLER   . 79

SWAYNE FELDING . . . . . .   84

SWAYNE FELDING'S DISPUTE WITH QUEEN JUDTE  . 91

THE STALWART MONK   . . . . . . 98

ELLEN OF VILLENSKOV   . . . . . . 103

THE DALBY BEAR  . . . . . . 109

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PAGE

GERMAND GLADENSWAYNE . . . . . 112

THE VERNER RAVEN  . . . . . . 120

THE HEDDEBY SPECTRE  . . . . . 125

THE RETURN OF THE DEAD . . . . . 127

ROSMER MEREMAN  . . . . . . 133

ROSMER   . . . . . . . . 138

SIR OLAF     . . . . . . . . 142

THE TRANSFORMED DAMSEL . . . . . 145

THE TRANSFORMED DAMSEL . . . . . 147

THE CRUEL STEP-DAME   . . . . . 150

THE NIGHTINGALE, OR THE TRANSFORMED DAMSEL . 153

THE SERPENT KNIGHT  . . . . . . 157

THE KNIGHT IN THE DEER'S SHAPE, OR THE DECEIVER            
DECEIVED     . . . . . . . 159

YOUNG SWAIGDER, OR THE FORCE OF RUNES . . 163

THE WICKED STEPMOTHER . . . . . 170

THE WICKED STEPMOTHER . . . . . 175

ERMELINE   . . . . . . . . 178

CHILD STIG AND CHILD FINDAL . . . . 190

THE TREACHEROUS MERMAN . . . . . 196

THE FOUNTAIN OF MARIBO, OR THE QUEEN AND THE      
ALGREVE     . . . . . . . 198

THE UNFORTUNATE MARRIAGE . . . . 202

THE POWER OF THE HARP . . . . . 208

FINNISH ARTS, OR SIR THOR AND DAMSEL THURE . 212

TYRE DANNEBOD   . . . . . . . 224

KING OLUF THE SAINT    . . . . . . 228

KING HACON'S DEATH    . . . . . . 233

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PAGE

ERIK EMUN AND SIR PLOG   . . . . . 238

KING VALDEMAR AND HIS SISTER . . . . 241

THE KING'S WAKE     . . . . . . 255

SONGS RELATING TO QUEEN DAGMAR—

I. KING VALDEMAR'S WOOING . . . . 259

II. QUEEN DAGMAR's ARRIVAL IN DENMARK . 265

III. THE MERMAID'S PROPHECY . . . 268

DAGMAR       . . . . . . . 272

QUEEN BERNGERD . . . . . . . 273

KING VALDEMAR II—HIS ELDEST SON'S DEATH . . 277

MARSK STIG—

PART I     . . . . . . . 280

PART II     . . . . . . . 286

PART III     . . . . . . . 292

PART IV     . . . . . . . 299

MARSK STIG'S DAUGHTERS . . . . . 304

THE SONGS OF RANILD—

SONG THE FIRST   . . . . . . 307

SONG THE SECOND   . . . . . 310

SONG THE THIRD   . . . . . 312

KING BYRGE AND HIS BROTHERS . . . . 315

THE DUKE'S DAUGHTER OF SKAGE . . . 321

SIR ALF THE FREEBOOTER—

SONG THE FIRST . . . . . . 328

SONG THE SECOND . . . . . . 330

JOHN RIMAARDSON'S CONFESSION . . . . 334

NIELS EBBESEN . . . . . . . 340

HAFBUR AND SIGNE . . . . . . 353

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PAGE

DAMSEL METTE   . . . . . . . 367

THE DAMSEL OF THE WOOD . . . . . 372

LITTLE ENGEL . . . . . . . 376

PROUD SIGNILD . . . . . . . 386

THE CRUEL MOTHER-IN-LAW . . . . . 394

THE COUNT OF VENDEL'S DAUGHTER . . . 399

 

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