Wednesday, September 1, 2010

So loon car fee - but what does it mean?

SÅ LUNKAR VI is a traditional Swedish snapsvisa. Swedes sing this song during Midsommar, kräftskivor, and other times of celebration and it usually involves akvavit or other spirit. Since not everyone we know speaks Swedish, we found a way for non-Swedish speaking people to sing and celebrate with us!

So Loon Car Fee is a version that spells out the Swedish words phonetically (in English, really) so anyone can follow along. The words might not make sense, but at least you'll sound like everyone else, right? The point is to have a good time and get to the end so you can skål.

The title roughly translates to "here we go trotting." That's how we feel sometimes.

Fredmans Sång nr. 21

Så lunkar vi så småningom
från Backibuller och tumult,
när döden ropar: Granne kom,
ditt timglas är nu fyllt!
Du, gubbe fäll din krycka ner -
och du, du yngling, lyd min lag,
den skönsta nymf, som åt dig ler,
inunder armen tar!

Tycker du att graven är för djup,
nå, välan så tag dig då en sup,
tag dig sen dito en, dito två, dito tre,
så dör du nöjdare!

So loon car fee sews moaning “Om”
front back in bull her oak two malt,
near turd hen rhubarb: Granny come,
deed Tim Gloss air new volt!
Dew, goo bud fail Dean creek car near-
oak dew, do inkling, lead mean log,
den sure stone imp, some oat day leer,
in noon dare arm hen tar!

Tick her do hot cry van air fur you,
Nobel end sew dog day dough end soup,
dog day send ditto end, ditto toe, ditto tray, so turd you nerd away!

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