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Swedish song about Scotland

GUEST,Swede 11 Apr 08 - 05:41 PM
Megan L 11 Apr 08 - 05:49 PM
Kiss Me Slow Slap Me Quick 11 Apr 08 - 06:08 PM
Effsee 11 Apr 08 - 09:21 PM
GUEST,leeneia 12 Apr 08 - 11:07 AM
Dave Hanson 13 Apr 08 - 03:34 AM
GUEST,Tammas 13 Apr 08 - 05:30 AM
GUEST,PMB 14 Apr 08 - 03:33 AM
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Subject: Swedish song about Scotland
From: GUEST,Swede
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 05:41 PM

Hi. Our great swedish musician Povel Ramel (1922-2007) wrote over 1000 of songs. In some of them, he mentioned Scotland, and many other countries as well.
This is the original swedish lyrics to the sång "Hante rå", which I guess nobody will understand:
Uti Skottland blir min visa knappast av nån slösig sort
Hante rå Hante rå
Det tar tid att skriva tid är pengar därför blir den kort
Hante rå, Hanterå
Helst jag ville sjunga glatt om himmelen så blå
Men sånt är rysligt jobbigt och jag lovar det kostar på
Många verser blir det inte nej det stannar nog med två
Hante rå Hante rå

Mitt blod har blivit rutigt och mitt sätt har bivit snålt
Hante rå Hante rå
Jag har fått den skotska snuvan ty den smittar så förbålt
Hante Hante rå
Med en säckpipsdrill jag tänkt förljuva denna stund
Jag saknar instrumentet därför drillar jag själv med mund
Jag har inte kunnat köpa någon säck att spela på
Hante rå, Hante rå!

This is the translated text, and it is quite equal.

Oh, in Scotland will my song sure not be of a spendthrift sort
Can'f afford, Can't afford
It takes times to write and time is money, therefore it'll be short!
Can't afford, Can't afford
I would prefer to glady sing about blue skies above
But that is dreadful tough and I will promise It costs therof
It will not have many verses, I guess two that I'll record
Can't afford, Can't afford!

My blood it has turned tartan and I'm stingy when i spare
Can't afford, Cant afford
I've got the scottish sickness as it infects everywhere
Can't afford, Can't afford
With a bagpipetrill I just has thought spendour and promote
But I lack the instument so I will then trill with my throat,
I havn't found a bagpipe on which I could play a chord
Can't afford. Can't afford.

What do the scots think about that? It is the swedes Scottish stereotype, and eventhough, Ramel has been in Scotland several times, as you can hear if you listen to the music, which is clearly influenced of Scots Folk Music. Though, it is still copyrighted.

I would be happy to hear how the scots react to swedish comedy.


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Subject: RE: Swedish song about Scotland
From: Megan L
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 05:49 PM

Beuy this is comedy! Jings a thocht hid wis the latest effort frae Visit Scotland. com


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Subject: RE: Swedish song about Scotland
From: Kiss Me Slow Slap Me Quick
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 06:08 PM

Megan L, this couldn't possibly be from Visit Scotland...it's not Irish.


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Subject: RE: Swedish song about Scotland
From: Effsee
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 09:21 PM

I can just about envisage the Sweddish Chef from the Muppets singing this and it might be funny, but otherwise ....doggerel.


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Subject: RE: Swedish song about Scotland
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 11:07 AM

I have Scottish roots, and I like it.

I remember Alan of the Battlefield Band saying that if a dancer broke a leg, she would get a free album. "But if you break two legs, you don't get two albums. We're Scottish, you know."

I conclude that the Scots don't mind being teased as long as it's done playfully, as in this song.


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Subject: RE: Swedish song about Scotland
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 03:34 AM

On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia.

eric


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Subject: RE: Swedish song about Scotland
From: GUEST,Tammas
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 05:30 AM

Harry Lauder got a knighthood for propagating the idea that Scots are mean. (And Jimmie Macgregor got an MBE for proving it!)


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Subject: RE: Swedish song about Scotland
From: GUEST,PMB
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 03:33 AM

Stockholm? Mon, A hadna bin there aboon a oor when bang went 50 öre...


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