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Hörpu tók Gunnarr,
slá hann svá kunni
að snótir grétu;
klukku þeir karlar
er kunnu gjörst heyra;
ríkri ráð sagði,
raftar sundr brustu. (eddic or germanic)
(Gunnar took his harp, moved it with his foot-twigs;*
plucked it as he knew how, so that the ladies wept,
the men sobbed, those who heard it most clearly;
he related his fate to the powerful woman so that the rafters split.
editions: Skj Not in Skj;