The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146030   Message #3380030
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
22-Jul-12 - 05:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyrics: 10,000 Swedes/20 Swedes
Subject: RE: 10,000 Swedes
When I was a kid in Minnesota, the version we knew went
like this:

"Ten thousand Swedes ran through the weeds,
At the battle of Copenhagen.
Ten thousand Swedes ran through the weeds,
Chased by one Norwegian!"


And it was understood that the way to start a knock-down,
drag-out fight in a Swedish-neighborhood bar was to sing
this scrap of a song.

Dave Oesterreich