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Lyrics from the Old English: A Reading by Burton Raffel and Robert P. Creed

Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed
Lyrics from the Old English: A Reading by Burton Raffel and Robert P. Creed

Literary scholars and translators Burton Raffel and Robert P. Creed collaborated on this collection of Old and modern English readings. Each track is read in its modern English translation, followed by its respective Old English lyrics. The opening track, “Caedmon’s Hymn,” is thought to have originated during the 7th century AD. Most lyrics translated here, however, come from various riddles. Side-by-side Old and modern English transcripts for all tracks are included in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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Caedmon's Hymn (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:35
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Caedmon's Hymn (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:44
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Riddle Eight: A Jay's Spring Song (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:38
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Riddle Eight: A Jay's Spring Song (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:48
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Riddle One: Storm on Land (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:48
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Riddle One: Storm on Land (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 1:02
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The Husband's Message (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 2:48
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The Husband's Message (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 3:29
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Riddle Eleven: Wine (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:36
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Riddle Eleven: Wine (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:46
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The Ruin (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 2:05
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The Ruin (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 3:08
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Riddle Thirty-Two: A Ship (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:50
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Riddle Thirty-Two: A Ship (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 1:00
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Wulf and Eadwacer (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 1:20
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Wulf and Eadwacer (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 1:15
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Riddle Twenty-Nine: The Moon and the Sun (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:48
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Riddle Twenty-Nine: The Moon and the Sun (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:59
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A Fragment from a Charm for Bewitched Land (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:16
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A Fragment from a Charm for Bewitched Land (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:23
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Riddle Seven: Swan (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:32
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Riddle Seven: Swan (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:43
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Abraham and Isaac (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 4:46
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Abraham and Isaac (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 6:13
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Bede's Death Song (Modern English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:17
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Bede's Death Song (Old English) Burton Raffel and Robert Payson Creed 0:24
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