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Greg Utas wrote:
I think my mother, who grew up in Kongsberg, will enjoy this.
Drønn fra fjellet, sus fra skogen
vekker bergstaden ved Lågen.
Arbeidslivets våpengny
får i fosselarmen ly.
Det er Kongsberg! Det er Kongsberg!
Sølvomspunnet -
<*> <*> <*>
Byen hvortil vi er bundet.

I am sure your mother will teach you the tune Smile | :)

... If you are going to teach kids "The Kongsberg song" today, they could benefit from a history lesson or two ... The last silver mine was closed down some seventy years ago; noone living today has heard those "drønn fra fjellet" (booms from the mountain) or seen the town as as "sølvomspunnet" (spun in silver). The arms factory, for 150 years Kongsberg's cornerstone, was dissolved more than thirty years ago. (Among the scraps there are still some arms activity, but lots of it has actually moved to other places.) What is today a hydropower dam in the river was once a thundering riverfall under the old bridge (Gamlebrua), where the fossekall (the national bird of Norway, the white-throated dipper) had its nest behind a curtain of falling water.

You can still hear the "sus fra skogen" (winds blowing in the forest), but the rest is long gone ... Nostalgia isn't what it used to be ...
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