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Sing and say Eyjafjallajokull

world Updated: Apr 22, 2010 01:03 IST

A musician in Iceland has composed a light-hearted song in a bid to help people with the pronunciation of the name of the volcano, which has caused travel chaos.

Eyjafjallajokull — pronounced roughly ay-uh-fyat-luh-yoe-kuutl — has left many people confused.

The name has been formed through merging three Icelandic words: Eyjafjallajokull means “island-mountain-glacier.” Eliza Geirsdottir Newman performed her song for the Al Jazeera.

Playing a ukulele, she sang:

Eyjafjallajokull is a long, long name/ For such a small glacier, with such notorious fame/ And Eyjafjallajokull has caused quite a stir/ And no-one can fly anywhere except the birds/ Please stop it Eyjafjallajokull.