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Nordic Notes | NN068 | Digital Single

"In sami tradition it's normal to yoik your pet, relatives, animals, nature and everything, so why not make a song to my cat, Lynxie? I was sitting on the sofa at home with a guitar - which I rarely do nowadays, and Lynxie was sitting on the other sofa sleeping. I really love her, just looking at her makes me calm and happy. So I just played something on the guitar and started yoiking her. And that was the start of this song. I decided to write her lyrics, to let it show what Lynxie means to me and what I have learned from her." - Elin Kåven

Sánit / Lyrics by Elin Kåven
Suonka / Music by - Elin Kåven and Juhani Silvola



Čáppat ja goargat
Don mearredat buot ieš

Sávri ja - ceaggái
čielga-čalbmi dárku

Divttát skeaŋkut go ánssášan

Bivddát jus gillet
Oahpat návddašit duinna!

Negulaš ja linis
Divššut iežat inta


Beautiful and regal
You decide for yourself

Strong and stubborn
Intense eyes watching

Self - loving
Presents are given to you when you allow

You hunt when you want to
Teach me to savor with you!

Forceful and soft
Taking care of your own universe


released June 12, 2015



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Elin Kåven Karasjok, Norway

Arctic Folk Pop.
Sami musician from Northern Norway.

Elin Kåven - "The Arctic Fairy"

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