A week ago I became grandfather again. This time it was a spunky 4 pound 11 ounces little girl with amazing strength and cuter than anything I had seen before, but then again, I am only a grandfather. My daughter-in law has always been fascinated with the Nordic and the music of Grieg, so they named her Solveig, and she came out singing for her food. So I checked the you-tube for Grieg’s Peer Gynt, specifically Solveig’s Song, and this is what I found.
The girl, Tomine Eide is an 11 year old Norwegian and this rendition moves me more than any mature, world renown soprano ever could. Listen for yourselves:
Here are the lyrics for Solveig’s song. (The girl is singing in the original Norwegian).
The winter may pass and the spring disappear
The spring disappear
The summer too will vanish and then the year
And then the year
But this I know for certain: you’ll come back again
You’ll come back again
And even as I promised you’ll find me waiting then
You’ll find me waiting then
God help you when wand’ring your way all alone
Your way all alone
God grant to you his strength as you’ll kneel at his throne
As you’ll kneel at his throne
If you are in heaven now waiting for me
In heaven for me
And we shall meet again love and never parted be
And never parted be!