Everywhere has history. Some cultures, however, wrote more down. Icelandic poems are some of the oldest, for this reason.
This song, “I dreamt a dream”, is within that Norse tradition. It’s strictly Danish, although Scandinavia at that time wasn’t divided in the same way.
This string version is very beautiful. This is a modern take on the song, but roughly speaking, this song was written over 700 years ago!
A nice lullaby for centuries of Danish kids, I’m sure…