Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Haraldssona saga 2’ 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. 836-7.
This helmingr in fornyrðislag (Anon (Hsona) 2) is recorded in mss Kˣ, F, E, J2ˣ and 42ˣ of HsonaHkr, in H, Hr (H-Hr) and in Mork (SslembMork). It was also copied by Árni Magnússon in AM 761 b 4°ˣ (761bˣ), which has no independent value. The half-st. is anonymous in all mss. Skj hesitantly assigns it to Ív Sig as st. 26 presumably because of the metre, but there is nothing to support that attribution (see Fidjestøl 1982, 159, 174). Furthermore, the sts in Sig are all composed retrospectively and in the pret., whereas this st. is in the pres. tense. In 761bˣ (at 546r), Árni did not include it under the sts from Sig; rather, he introduced it with the caption ‘Anonymi’. In the present edn, Kˣ is the main ms.
Fátt eitt fylgir furu háleyskri;
svipar und segli sinbundit skip.
Fátt eitt fylgir háleyskri furu; sinbundit skip svipar und segli.
‘Only few can keep up with the ship from Hålogaland; the sinew-bound boat speeds beneath the sail.’
Sigurðr slembidjákn spends the winter of 1138-9 in Finnmark among the Saami, and they provide him with a ship that is held together by sinews.
For Sigurðr’s dealings with the Saami, see also Slembir Lv and Context. He commissioned two ships from them because he had cut the stem and the stern off his own ship and sunk it in Øksfjorden (Ægisfjǫrðr), presumably to avoid detection while he and his men were in hiding (ÍF 28, 311; Mork 1928-32, 425). He could have saved the stem and the stern because of their value (they needed to buy provisions for the winter).
Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.
Fátt eitt †flygur†
†svifur† und segli
Fátt eitt fylgir
svipar með segli
Skj: Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbǫlkr 26: AI, 499, BI, 471, Skald I, 231, NN §3109 n. 1; ÍF 28, 312 (Hsona ch. 6), F 1871, 330-1, E 1916, 188; Fms 7, 216 (Hsona ch. 7); Mork 1867, 214, Mork 1928-32, 425, Andersson and Gade 2000, 379, 493 (Sslemb).
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