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Halldórr skvaldri (Hskv)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

2. Útfarardrápa (Útdr) - 12

Skj info: Haldórr skvaldri, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 485-9, BI, 457-61).

Skj poems:
1. Útfararkviða
2. Útfarardrápa
3. Haraldsdrápa

Halldórr skvaldri (Hskv) is otherwise unknown. True to his nickname, skvaldri ‘Prattler’, Halldórr is said to have composed about numerous rulers and noblemen, but little of that poetry has been preserved. According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 252, 254-5, 258, 260, 262-3, 267, 272, 276-7, 283), he commemorated the following persons: Sóni Ívarsson, jarl of Götaland (c. 1100), King Magnús berfœttr ‘Barelegs’ Óláfsson of Norway (d. 1103) and his sons, King Sigurðr jórsalafari ‘Jerusalem-farer’ (d. 1130) and King Haraldr gilli(-kristr) ‘Servant (of Christ)’ (d. 1136), King Eiríkr eymuni ‘the Long-remembered’ of Denmark (d. 1137), the Swed. jarl Karl Sónason (c. 1140), King Sørkvir Kolsson of Sweden (c. 1150), King Ingi Haraldsson of Norway (d. 1161) and the Swed. jarl Jón Sørkvisson. See SnE 1848-87, III, 367-70. What survives of Halldórr’s poetic oeuvre are two poems about Sigurðr jórsalafari (Hskv Útkv, 1 st.; Hskv Útdr, 12 sts) one poem about Haraldr gilli (Hskv Hardr, 5 sts), and a fragment of an encomium (Hskv FragIII), which has been edited in SkP III.

Útfarardrápa (‘Drápa about the Journey Out’) — Hskv ÚtdrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Halldórr skvaldri, Útfarardrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 483-92.

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Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa, o. 1120? (AI, 486-8, BI, 458-60); stanzas (if different): 12 | 13

in texts: Fsk, Gramm, H-Hr, Hkr, Mork, Msona, TGT

SkP info: II, 483-92

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1 Vol. 2. Halldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa, 1 [Vol. 2, 484-5] — Hskv Útdr 1II

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Ok fádýrir fóru,
Fjǫlnis hróts, at móti,
víg, ôsum hlóð vísi,
víkingar gram ríkjum;
náði herr at hrjóða
(hlaut drengja vinr fengi
fyrðum hollr), en fellat
fátt lið, galeiðr átta.

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 1 (AI, 486; BI, 458); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: H-Hr 300, Mork 172, Msona 4
 
2 Vol. 2. Halldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa, 2 [Vol. 2, 485-6] — Hskv Útdr 2II

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Stór skalk verk, þaus vôru
(Vánar dags) á Spáni,
(prútt lét sløngvir sóttan
Sintré) konungs inna;
gerðisk heldr við harðan
hermǫnnum gram berjask
grátt, þeims gǫrva níttu
goðs rétti sér boðnum.

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 2 (AI, 486; BI, 458); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: H-Hr 301, Mork 173, Msona 5
 
3 Vol. 2. Halldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa, 3 [Vol. 2, 486] — Hskv Útdr 3II

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Suðr vátt sigr enn þriðja,
snjallr við borg þás kalla,
lofðungs kundr, es lenduð,
Lizibón, at fróni.

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 3 (AI, 486; BI, 458); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: H-Hr 302, Mork 174, Msona 6
 
4 Vol. 2. Halldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa, 4 [Vol. 2, 487] — Hskv Útdr 4II

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Út frák yðr þars heitir
Alkasse styr hvassan,
folkþeysandi, fýsask
fjórða sinn at vinna.

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 4 (AI, 486; BI, 458); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: H-Hr 303, Mork 175, Msona 7
 
5 Vol. 2. Halldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa, 5 [Vol. 2, 487-8] — Hskv Útdr 5II

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Unnit frák í einni
eyddri borg til sorga
(hitti herr á flótta)
heiðins vífs (at drífa).

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 5 (AI, 487; BI, 458-9); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: H-Hr 304, Mork 176, Msona 8
 
6 Vol. 2. Halldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa, 6 [Vol. 2, 488] — Hskv Útdr 6II

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Treystuzk egg fyr austan
(yðr tjóði goð) rjóða,
náskári fló nýra,
Njǫrvasund, til unda.

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 6 (AI, 487; BI, 459); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: H-Hr 305, Mork 177, Msona 9
 
7 Vol. 2. Halldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa, 7 [Vol. 2, 488-9] — Hskv Útdr 7II

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Bǫðstyrkir, lézt barka
(bragnings verk á Serkjum
fræg hafa gǫrzk) fyr gýgjar
gagnstíg ofan síga;
en í hall at helli,
hernenninn, fjǫlmennum,
gǫndlar þings, með gengi
gný-Þróttr, neðan sóttir.

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 7 (AI, 487; BI, 459); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 39, 42x, E, F, FskAx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: Fsk 259, H-Hr 306, Mork 179, Msona 11
 
8 Vol. 2. Halldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa, 8 [Vol. 2, 489-90] — Hskv Útdr 8II

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Náði folk, þats flýði
ferð skundliga undan,
(illr varð hreimr í helli)
heiðit konungr meiða;
lífs bautt enn, þás unnuð,
aftíg, gamalt vígi,
(kvǫl beið ǫld í eldi
ósæl) djǫfuls þrælum.

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 8 (AI, 487; BI, 459); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: H, Hr, Mork; texts: H-Hr 309, Mork 178
 
9 Vol. 2. Halldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa, 9 [Vol. 2, 490] — Hskv Útdr 9II

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Margdýrkaðr kom merkir
morð-hjóls skipa-stóli
(fúss vas fremðar ræsir
friðslits) til Ívizu.

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 9 (AI, 487; BI, 459); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx, Mork; texts: H-Hr 310, Mork 181, Msona 13
 
10 Vol. 2. Halldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa, 10 [Vol. 2, 491] — Hskv Útdr 10II

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Knátti enn en átta
oddhríð vakið síðan
(Finns rauð gjǫld) á grœnni
(grams ferð) Manork verða.

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 10 (AI, 488; BI, 459-60); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 39, 42x, E, F, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: H-Hr 311, Msona 14
 
11 Vol. 2. Halldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa, 11 [Vol. 2, 491-2] — Hskv Útdr 11II

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Borð heiðna tókt, bræðir
benja tíkr, af ríki
(háðisk hver við prýði
hildr) en gaft af mildi.

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 11 (AI, 488; BI, 460); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: 301x, 39, 42x, E, F, FskAx, H, Hr, J2x, Kx; texts: Fsk 260, H-Hr 316, Msona 17
 
12 Vol. 2. Halldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa, 12 [Vol. 2, 492] — Hskv Útdr 12II

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Orkið, Ála serkjar,
élfestir, þrek mestum,
ætt berr grams of grimma
gagnprúðr Sigurðr magni.

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 13 (AI, 488; BI, 460); dróttkvætt; ed. KEG; group: A2; mss: A, W; texts: TGT 32
 
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