Traditional Norwegian type of song.

A stev is supposed to have four lines per verse and a steady rythm often marked by the singer by stomping. It is known to go back to the Viking ages (~1000 AD). It was often improvised and used in gatherings, where one person would sing a verse, and another person answer. Just like most Norwegian folk culture, stev was not written down before the National Romantic Period at the end of the 19th century.

Norsk Folkemusikkatalog, (Norwegian Folk Music Catalog)
An article in Dagbladet, ("The Daily Magazine")

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