The Witcher

The Witcher is series of fantasy novels and short stories written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski which are the base for a computer game and a TV series on Netflix, that started in December 2019.(1)

Jaskier song

During the first season, a bard named Jaskier sang a song about the Witcher, describing his efforts and deeds. The song is quite popular among fans and has been viewed on YouTube more than 33 million times.(2) It is available in several languages and has been covered many times in many styles.

On May 11, 2020, Klingon Teacher Lieven L. Litaer uploaded his Klingon version of the song.(3) The music for the metal cover was written, played and arranged by Slovakian guitar player Thomas Kutik. (4)

Lyrics

Klingon Translation
ben law' qaS lutvam This story happened a long time ago,
Geralt of Rivia ghomDI' When he met Geralt of Rivia.
bomwI'Hom wIvan We salute this bard.
DaH lutvam vIbom Now I sing this song.
SuvDI' ngavyaw' chIS When the White Wolf fought
ghaH qaDmo' veqlargh because the devil challenged him,
SIqnaSwaq QaSDaj with his Elve troops.
Hoch jaghpu'Daj jey He defeated all his enemies.
Qapla'! Success!
 
jIH muHIvta' je They attacked me too,
tojwI'vam po'qu' these skilled deceivers.
leSpalwIj luQaw' They destroyed my guitar
'ej Ho'Du'wIj qIppu' and hit my teeth.
porghmeymaj DuQ When we were stabbed
veqlargh pu'Du' by the devil's horns
'ej ja'choHqu' reSwI' the Witcher yelled:
regh 'e' chaw'laHbe' He can't allow to bleed!
 
reSwI'vaD Huch yInobtaH Give your money to the Witcher
'o mIpwI' ngech DabwI' Oh, inhabitants of the rich valley.
'o mIpwI' ngech DabwI' Oh, inhabitants of the rich valley.
reSwI'vaD Huch yInobtaH Give your money to the Witcher
'o mIpwI' ngech DabwI' Oh, inhabitants of the rich valley.
 
'ej qo'maj naw'watDaq At the end of our world
jagh QaS Suvchu'taH he fought the enemy's troops
DuSuvbogh 'ej qIpbogh who fought you and hit you,
'oHmo' reH bImorghpu' because of whom you protested.
HuDmey HopDaq ghoS He went to the remote mountains
SIqnaSwaq juH 'oS which were the home of the Elves
pa' Hoch peqchu'qu' ghaH He slaughtered them all.
nI'be'qu' may' The fight did not last very long.
 
jagh'a'lI' jeychu' He defeated your enemy.
'oplogh ghaH Suvlu' He was attacked many times.
juppu' law'qu' ghajqu' ghaH He's got many friends,
vaj yInuQtaHQo' jay' so don't bother him.
lutwIj vIja'ta' I have told my story.
Subma' vIDelqa' I decribed our hero.
jaghpu'ma' jeychu' ghaH He defeated all our enemies.
DaH 'Iw HIq yIqang Now pour the blood wine!
 
reSwI'vaD Huch yInobtaH Give your money to the Witcher.
'o mIpwI' ngech DabwI' Oh, inhabitants of the rich valley.
'o mIpwI' ngech DabwI' Oh, inhabitants of the rich valley.
reSwI'vaD Huch yInobtaH Give your money to the Witcher
'o juppu' law'qu' ghaj Oh, he's got so many friends.

See also

References

1 : The Witcher on Wikipedia, retrieved May 11, 2020

2 : The Witcher Soundtrack - Toss A Coin To Your Witcher Lyrics on YouTube, 33.706.414 views on Feb 02, 2021

3 : Toss A Coin To Your Witcher (Klingon Metal Cover) - on YouTube, uploaded on May 11, 2020

4 : Toss A Coin To Your Witcher (BACKING TRACK) on YouTube, uploaded January 17, 2020

External links

Category: Music    Latest edit: 02 Feb 2021, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 11 May 2020 by KlingonTeacher
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