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How do you find this swedish song?

GUEST,victcent 01 Jan 12 - 06:46 PM
Gibb Sahib 01 Jan 12 - 10:33 PM
Fidjit 02 Jan 12 - 04:28 AM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Jan 12 - 08:54 AM
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Subject: How do you find this swedish song?
From: GUEST,victcent
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 06:46 PM

Many swedes would say that this song captures the swedish volksgeist, the "vemod" (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vemod) as we call it.
It's a ballad called "Blue virgin isles" or in swedish "the heaven is innocently blue" written by Ted Gärdestad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZwXHNnt-co


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Subject: RE: How do you find this swedish song?
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 10:33 PM

Interesting idea, but I'm not sure if I follow. I am not Swedish, so I don't suppose I "naturally" feel that. Maybe you could elaborate. Is this also a quality in older "folk" songs? Is this concept of "vemod" usually applied to more recent "pop" songs?

As an native English speaker, hearing it in English, it seems nice but not at all profound or moving to me. I listened to a Swedish version, which I liked better simply because of the beauty of the sounds of that language.


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Subject: RE: How do you find this swedish song?
From: Fidjit
Date: 02 Jan 12 - 04:28 AM

Thought it was a Swedish song, but he is singing in English

And very feminate with it too.

Chas


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Subject: RE: How do you find this swedish song?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Jan 12 - 08:54 AM

Hello, Victcent. I'm Lutheran, nad though I'm not Swedish, I have noticed various tunes in the hymnal which are Swedish folk tunes. I agree with you that Ted Gardestad's melody fits in with that tradition.

Thanks for posting.


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