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Faroese Ballads alphabetically arranged (B); Faroe Islands, 1800-1899

Name
Hammershaimb, Venceslaus Ulricus 
Birth
25 March 1819 
Death
08 April 1909 
Occupation
Priest; Philologist 
Roles
Compiler; Scribe 
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Name
Johannesen, Rasmus 
Birth
1808 
Death
1849 
Occupation
 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Mykines 
Region
Mykines 
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Name
Clemensen, Johannes 
Birth
1794 
Death
1869 
Occupation
Farmer; Boat agent 
Roles
collector; Scribe 
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Name
Þorlákur Þórðarson 
Birth
09 June 1743 
Death
15 July 1774 
Occupation
Klausturhaldari 
Roles
Owner; Donor 
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Name
Poulsdatter, Elsebeth (Elsebeth í Túni) 
Birth
1789 
Death
1859 
Occupation
Housekeeper 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Joensen, Daniel (Dánjal í Jógvansstovu) 
Birth
1780 
Death
1850 
Occupation
Farmer 
Roles
Informant 
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Name
Schrøter, Johan Henrik 
Birth
25 February 1771 
Death
14 November 1851 
Occupation
Priest, translator and folklorist 
Roles
Scribe 
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Name
Joensdatter, Anna Sophia Maria (Anna Sofía á Skála) 
Birth
1822 
Death
1863 
Occupation
Farmer's wife 
Roles
Informant 
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Physical Description

Support
Various paper booklets and loose leaves.
Binding

The materials are held in a single paper folder (241 mm x 183 mm) labelled “B”.

History

Origin

Written in the Faroe Islands in the nineteenth century.

Provenance

The manuscript materials were part of V. U. Hammershaimb's private archive and were originally intended for Det kgl. nordiske Oldskriftselskab. They were given to the Arnamagnæan Collection following Hammershaimb's death in 1909.

Additional

Contents

Part I ~ Baraldur bóndason
1(pp. 1-3 (ff. 1r-2r))
Baraldur bóndason
Rubric

“Baraldur bondason”

Incipit

Baraldur legst í móðurfeng

Refrain

Nú fellar ríman |ivir tann breiða fjorð etc

Explicit

“Baraldur og hans vív”

Statement of Responsibility
Bibliography

CCF 40B. Føroya Kvæði vol. II p. 99-101

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
2. 215 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 1+2

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 32 lines per column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Origin
Part II ~ Belfjóna (1)
2.1(pp. 5-10 (ff. 3r-5v))
Belfjóna
Rubric

“Belfiouna”

Refrain

Oman ettir u Nijan ettir

Explicit

“uj grönari lund”

Final Rubric

“Ende”

Filiation

Also found in Sandoyarbók.

Bibliography

CCF 41b. Føroya Kvæði vol. II p. 102-104

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
2. 217 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 3+5

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 22 lines per page.

Script

Written by Johannes Clemensen.

Additions

A single leaf (f. 4) has been inserted with variants (see item 2.2).

History

No history available.

Part III ~ Belfjóna (2)
2.2(pp. 7-8 (ff. 4r-4v))
Commentary
Rubric

“Anmærkinger til Belfjóni”

Incipit

Mellem 18 & 19 Vers synges:

Explicit

“mit uj Vadlalund.”

Note

Variants to 2.1.

Bibliography

CCF 41c. Føroya Kvæði vol. II p. 102-104

Language of Text

Fo (primary); Danish

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 216 mm x 175 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 24 lines on 4r and 8 lines on 4v.

Script

Written in a single hand in a current script.

History

No history available.

Part IV ~ Berrings vísa (1)
3.1(p. 11 (f. 6r))
Berrings vísa
Rubric

“Berrings vísa”

Incipit

Uppi í teim högu fist

Explicit

“Hann var nevndur Girtlands kongur”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Poul Johannisson í Sundba

Note

Variants to 3.2.

Bibliography

CCF 42Bb. Føroya Kvæði vol. II p. 106-107

Language of Text

Fo (primary); Danish

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 213 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written two columns with 23 lines in the first column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

No history available.

Part V ~ Berrings vísa (2)
Full Title

Berrings Vise B

3.2(pp. 15-20 (ff. 8r-10v))
Berrings vísa
Incipit

Uppi ivur Øvun

Explicit

“tu skalt eâd Jørini nujja”

Bibliography

CCF 42Ba. Føroya Kvæði vol. II p. 106-107

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper with watermark.
No. of leaves
4. 110 mm x 87 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 7-10 (7, 8+9, 10)

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition, though there is slight surface damage on f. 10r.

Layout

Written in a single column with 11 to 16 lines per page.

Script

History

No history available.

Part VI ~ Bevusar tættir
4(pp. 21-24 (ff. 11r-12)v)
Bevusar tættir
Rubric

“Bæevussa tættir”

Incipit

Frúgvin vaknar á miðjari nátt

Refrain

Viðg. giltan spora etc.

Explicit

“Skrivari kongs so skaltu vera”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Petur Poulsson 44 år gl í Örðavík

Bibliography

CCF 112. Føroya Kvæði vol. V p. 309-312

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
2. 216 mm x 171 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 11+12

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with approximately 28 lines per column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

No history available.

Part VII ~ Biðilin (1)
5.1(p. 25 (f. 13r))
Biðilin
Rubric

“Ríma Biðilin”

Incipit

Eg havi mer eina jomfrú fest

Refrain

Viðgángur tit haldun idur so

Explicit

“hvorki árla ella síla”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Poul Johannisson í Sundbø

Note

Ends with a Danish translation of the refrain “I holder Eder so”

Bibliography

CCF 115A. Føroya Kvæði vol. VI p. 4-5

Language of Text

Fo (primary); Danish

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 213 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The leaf is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 24 lines in the first column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Part VIII ~ Biðilin (2)
5.2(p. 27 (f. 14r))
Biðilin
Rubric

“Ríma Biðilin”

Incipit

Síla um aftanin rím fell á

Refrain

under hviden sadel

Explicit

“bæði árla og síla var hon mín”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Tumas Jógvansson í Vági

Bibliography

CCF 115B. Føroya Kvæði vol. VI p. 5

Language of Text

Fo (primary); Danish

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 213 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The leaf is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 20 lines in the first column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Part IX ~ Blankans ríma (1)
6.1.1(pp. 29-30 (ff. 15r-15v))
Blankans ríma
Rubric

Maritu ríma| Hesturin Blankans ríma”

Incipit

Tað torir eingin danimann so gera

Explicit

“tá bleiv hann ein raddari fín”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Magnus Ólavsson Svínoy

Bibliography

CCF 116Aa. Føroya Kvæði vol. VI p. 6-7

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

6.1.2(pp. 29-30 (ff. 15r-15v))
Variants to Blankans ríma
Colophon

“Blyantskriften efter Elsebet Poulsdatter í Túni (Suderø) 58 år.”

Note

Variants to item 6.1 added in pencil.

Bibliography

CCF 116Ab. Føroya Kvæði vol. VI p. 6-7

Language of Text

Fo (primary); Danish

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 211 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The leaf is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with up to 18 lines per column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Part X ~ Blankans ríma (2)
6.2(pp. 31-32 (ff. 16r-16v))
Blankans ríma
Rubric

“Harra Karls vísa”

Incipit

Tað plægir eingin Danmark kvitta

Refrain

gilt sàðil á

Explicit

“allt Eingulland fekk hon í vold”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Tumas Jógvanssoní Vági Suðuroy

Bibliography

CCF 116Ba. Føroya Kvæði vol. VI p. 7-8

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 213 mm x 171 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • Singleton

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The leaf is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with up to 31 lines per column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Part XI ~ Blankans ríma (3)
6.3(p. 33 (f. 17r))
Blankans ríma
Rubric

“Harra Karls vísa”

Incipit

Fuglurin fleyg so langt í kav

Explicit

“fleyt”

Statement of Responsibility
Note

Variants of four verses for item 6.2.

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 214 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • Singleton

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The leaf is in good condition.

Layout

The leaf is prepared for two columns, though only the first column is written and contains 7 lines.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

Part XII ~ Blikimans kvæði (1)
7.1(pp. 35-38 (ff. 18r-19v))
Blikimans kvæði
Rubric

“Blegeman Qvæe ”

Incipit

E vaid aina Rujmuna

Bibliography

CCF 117 Cb

Keywords

7.1.1
Church record

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
2. 337 mm x 213 mm
Layout

The church record is written in two columns, with the ballad text written on top of the first column with around 45 lines per page.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

No history available.

Part XIII ~ Blikimans kvæði (2)
7.2(pp. 39-44 (ff. 20r-22v))
Blikimans kvæði
Rubric

“Blikimans kvæði”

Incipit

Ef veit eina rímuna

Explicit

“sum Blikiman kongur átti”

Note

The end of the text (vv. 60-74) is written on an inserted leaf (f. 21).

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
3. 214 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 20+22, 21

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 32 lines per column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

No history available.

Part XIV ~ Blikimans kvæði (3)
7.3(pp. 45-55 (ff. 23r-28r))
Blikimans kvæði
Rubric

“Bligjimands Qvaji”

Incipit

Ajna vaid E ruimina

Refrain

Vujt um vejir gjiltir Kjolmar Singja,| stuija tair à suinar hestanar Springa,| hoirast Matti Langan ve, sum tairra Sporar| ringja, - Vait um vejir gjiltir Kjolmar Singja

Explicit

“tair kadla tea Blegjimands qvæji”

Colophon

“Ende”

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
6. 214 mm x 175 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 23+28, 24+27, 25+26

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in one column with 22 lines per page.

Script

Written by Johannes Clemensen.

History

No history available.

Part XV ~ Ríka frú
8(p. 57 (f. 29r))
Ríka frú
Rubric

“(Ríma) Bondasonur og ríka frú”

Incipit

Eg var mær við á ígjár

Refrain

við í leikum við ájir

Explicit

“níggju vegir á hvörjari leið”

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 214 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The leaf is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 21 and 16 lines.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

No history available.

Part XVI ~ Bragdar tættir
9(pp. 83-109 (ff. 42r-55r))
Bragdar tættir
Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
14. 213 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 42, 43
  • II: 44+45
  • III: 46+47
  • IV: 48+49
  • V: 50+51
  • VI: 52+53
  • VII: 54+55

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Fols. 42 and 43 are no longer attached.

Layout

Written in a two columns with between 26 and 29 lines per column.

Script

Written by J. H. Schrøter.

Additions

The stanza numbers have been changed using pencil.

History

No history available.

Part XVII ~ Brúnsveins vísa
10(pp. 59-60 (ff. 30r-30v))
Brúnsveins vísa
Rubric

“Brúnsveins vísa”

Incipit

Hoyr tað mjólkhvít svara mær blítt

Explicit

“og allar hàva mér heljur skift”

Statement of Responsibility
Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 212 mm x 170 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 8 to 22 lines per column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

No history available.

Part XVIII ~ Brøðurnar (1)
11.1(p. 61 (f. 31r))
Brøðurnar
Rubric

“Brødrarnarurnir”

Incipit

Bondin býr hær úti við á

Refrain

hvör kastar perlur ivir| jumfrúvu á songjum| hon svevur alleina

Explicit

“báðir duttu firi songini deyðir”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant Magnus Ólavson í Svínoy, 64 ar gl.

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 214 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 15 to 19 lines per column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

No history available.

Part XIX ~ Brøðurnar (2)
11.2(p. 63 (f. 32r))
Brøðurnar
Rubric

Harra Björn Brøðurnir”

Incipit

Stolt signild eigir synir tvá

Refrain

undir mína hond

Explicit

“tú brast livur og hjarta”

Statement of Responsibility

Informant H. A. Poulson

Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

11.3(p. 64 (f. 32v))
Selamons ríma
Language of Text

Fo

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
1. 213 mm x 173 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

Singleton.

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in two columns with 14 to 22 lines per column.

Script

Written by V. U. Hammershaimb.

History

No history available.

Part XX ~ Bænadikts kvæði (1)
12.1(pp. 65-71 (ff. 33r-36r))
Bænadikts kvæði
Bibliography

CCF 121Ba. Føroya Kvæði vol. VI p. 37-43

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
4. 213 mm x 170 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 33+36, 34+35

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 8 to 40 lines per page.

Script

Written by J. H. Schrøter.

History

No history available.

Part 21 ~ Bænadikts kvæði (2)
12.2(pp. 73-82 (ff. 37r-41v))
Bænadikts kvæði
Bibliography

CCF 121Ca. Føroya Kvæði vol. VI p. 43-50

Keywords

Physical Description

Support
Paper.
No. of leaves
5. 216 mm x 172 mm
Foliation

There is no foliation.

Collation

  • I: 37+41, 38+40, 39

There are no signatures. There are no catchwords.
Condition

The paper is in good condition.

Layout

Written in a single column with 26 to 30 lines per page.

Script

Written by Johannes Clemensen.

History

No history available.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundII: p. 609
Kaj Larsen, Michael Chesnutt“The Manuscripts of Faroese Ballads”, Føroya kvæði = Corpus carminum Færoensium / Sv. Grundtvig et J. Bloch comparatum, Universitets-Jubilæets Danske Samfunds skriftserie1996; VII: p. 62-
Føroya kvæði = Corpus carminum Færoensium / Sv. Grundtvig et J. Bloch comparatum, Universitets-Jubilæets Danske Samfunds skriftserieed. Svend Grundtvig, ed. Jørgen Bloch, ed. Napoleon Djurhuus, ed. Christian Matras1944-1972; I-VI
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