Icelandic Spinning Chant

spinning girl(Linda Demissy says: Very useful in spinning wool for magical purposes. The words are traditional, I added the tune.)

Kemba, spinna, tæja, tvinna
trogið þæfa í.
Mala, skakam mín er vinna,
mykrið veldur því.

Comb, spin, tease, twine
stamp wool in a trough.
Mill, churn, that's my work
Darkness is the reason.

Work chant from Icelandic-Canadian Popular Verse, #182, p354 by Magnús Einarsson. Versifier unknown, recorded from Kamilla Anderson.

Quicker version of the tune

Slower version of the tune