Sunna Gunnlaugs

Happy Holidays

December 24, 2009 1:14 am | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments (2)

Do you have a favorite Christmas tune? I have had the same favorite Christmas tune since I was a little kid and now I sing it every day with my two little girls. In Icelandic it is called "Í skóginum stóð kofi einn" which translates to "In the forest there was a cabin". I played it on my piano this morning and posted it on my Facebook fansite. A twitter buddy commented on it resembling a British tune "In a cottage in a wood".  I looked it up and found the English lyrics:

In a cottage in a wood
Little old man at the window stood,
Saw a rabbit running by
Frightened as could be.
"Help me, help me, help," she said,
"Before the huntsman shoots me dead."
"Come, little rabbit, come with me,
Happy we will be."

The Icelandic lyrics are basically the same except that Santa Claus takes the place of the old man and that's what makes it a Christmas tune here in Iceland. So it is probably British in origin. Anyway, a beautiful tune. I hope you enjoy the video and wish you Happy Holidays.

2 Responses to “Happy Holidays”

  1. Hello Sunna:

    Beautiful, as simply, and as wonderful as that…
    Best wishes, as always,

    Federico (aka euskir)

  2. Fernando says:

    Sunna, me encantó tu canción, una letra muy tierna y tu interpretación desde la calidez de tu hogar….Gracias
    Fernando Alonso
    Argentina
    PD: a mi mujer y a mi nos gustaría mucho conocer tu país.

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