Notes: This song was originally written by Master Ivar Battleskald. As per his wishes I am not including the lyrics to this song as it was intended to be passed down by oral tradition. As such, there are many slight variations.
It should also be noted that this song is best sung as a group. This allows for the first and last line of each verse to be echoed by a chorus in a higher octave. Doing so gives this song a much more powerful and haunting sound which is why I was eager to learn it. An example of Calontir singing this with the harmonies at 50 Year can be found here.
In Calontir it is often sung during our bardic circles later in the evening to comemmorate lost friends.