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Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 06:41 AM
I love folk tales and folk music from various cultures. Here's a good tune based on a Swedish folk tale.

Herr Mannelig (http://youtube.com/watch?v=2xmRVDBtIt0)

It's a story of a mountain troll that wants to marry a human so she can become human. She falls in love and proposes to Herr Mannelig but he rejects her because she's a pagan. I believe it's over 500 years old.

The tune is performed by In Extremo; a metal band famous for it's use of medieval instruments.

Here's the text (Old Swedish?):

In Extremo - Herr Mannelig

Bittida en morgon innan solen upprann
Innan foglarna böjade sjunga
Bergatroliet friade till ***er ungersven
Hon hade en falskeliger tunga

Herr Mannelig herr Mannelig trolofven i mig
Fö det jag bjuder sã gerna
I kunnen väl svara endast ja eller nej
Om i viljen eller ej:

Eder vill jag gifva de gãngare tolf
Som gã uti rosendelunde
Aldrig har det varit nãgon sadel uppã dem
Ej heller betsel uti munnen

Eder vill jag gifva de qvarnarna tolf
Som stã mellan Tillö och Ternö
Stenarna de äro af rödaste gull
Och hjulen silfverbe****na (Seems ubi censored s-l-a-g) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Eder vill jag gifva fögyllande svärd
Som klingar utaf femton guldringar
Och strida huru I strida vill
Stridplatsen skolen i väl vinna

Eder vill gifva en skjorta sã ny
den bästa I lysten att slita
Inte är hon sömnad av nãl eller trã
Men virkat av silket det hvita

Sãdana gãfvor toge jag väl emot
Om du vore en kristelig qvinna
Men nu sã är du det värsta bergatroll
Af Neckens och djävulens stämma

Bergatrollet ut pã dören sprang
Hon rister och jämrar sig svãra
Hade jag fãtt den ***er ungersven
Sã hade jag mistat min plãga

:Herr Mannelig herr Mannelig trolofven i mig
Fö det jag bjuder sã gerna
I kunnen väl svara endast ja eller nej
Om i viljen eller nej:

English Translation

Once in the early morning before sun rise
Before the dawn chorus sounded
The mountain troll woman proposed to a knight
She spoke with a forked tongue

Knight Mannelig, Knight Mannelig
Please marry me
For I can give you everything
Your answer can only be "yes" or "no"
If you want it that way

I will give you twelve fine mares
Which are grazing in the shady grove
They have never felt a saddle
Never a bridle

I will give you twelve mills
Situated between Tillö and Ternö
The mill stones have the finest red gleam
And the wheels are made of silver

I will give you a golden sword
Which sounds with 15 gold rings
And in battles fights as you wish
On the battle field you will be victorious

I will give you a shirt, so new
The most beautiful that you have every seen
Not sewn with needle and thread
Crocheted from the finest white silk

Gifts such as these I would love to accept
If you were a Christian woman
But you are an evil mountain troll woman
From the species of the water trolls and the devil

The mountain troll ran out through the door
She walled and wept loudly
If I had got the handsome man
I would be freed from my pain

Knight Mannelig, Knight Mannelig
Please marry me
For I can give you everything
Your answer can only be "yes" or "no"
If you want it that way

END

Fritz

HotelBushranger
11-04-2007, 07:10 AM
Aww, I was expecting babes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Good thing I brought my own:
http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/4230/swedishgirls2sk8.jpg
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7372/swedishgirls3wl0.jpg
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8374/swedishgirls4cl9.jpg

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 07:27 AM
Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7372/swedishgirls3wl0.jpg


I felt this one needed to be quoted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

MEGILE
11-04-2007, 08:20 AM
I'm a big fan of Swedish women.

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 08:37 AM
Is it possible to start a thread with the hopes of learning more about Swedish culture and folklore without the focus being 100% shifted to some of the most beautiful women in the world? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Not complaining, I'd just like to see a 10% focus on the original topic. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Those girls do look very "sweetish" though, don't they? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz

Airmail109
11-04-2007, 08:51 AM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7372/swedishgirls3wl0.jpg


I felt this one needed to be quoted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those boobs need to be quoted again

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 08:59 AM
Originally posted by Aimail101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7372/swedishgirls3wl0.jpg


I felt this one needed to be quoted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those boobs need to be quoted again </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

Matz0r
11-04-2007, 09:03 AM
Cool video http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The singer seem to sing with some strange accent, is it not a Swedish band?

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 09:16 AM
It's a German band but they are singing in old Swedish. I think mixing old languages with folklore and metal is awesome.

Does anyone know of other bands that do this?

Fritz

Deedsundone
11-04-2007, 09:23 AM
Rammstein meets Nordman http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

F19_Orheim
11-04-2007, 09:36 AM
indeed a good comparison... rammstein meets nordman http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
though Nordmann is a lot better http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

always fun to hear a german talking (singing) Swedish... sounds kind of.... German http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 09:42 AM
I used to work with a Swede that told me many commonly used nouns spoken in Sweden today are actually German, something left over from the Hansiatic days.

Can you guys confirm this?

Fritz

F19_Orheim
11-04-2007, 10:20 AM
Oh there are lot lot of influences from many languages, many German words, French, Enghlish, Arabic, Flemish... it all depends on what international influence we had during a particular age.

I would guess that German (huge number of German words "infiltrated" our language in the 17th century due to the Hanseatic League, but also during the 14th and 16th centuries), French (during 18th century) and English (during modern time) are the biggest contributors of loan words in Swedish.

Exmamples of German "loan words" are;

sadelmakare, borgmästare, skräddare, skomakare, våning, skorsten, trappa, källare, fönster, skåp, bräder, planka, ställning och påle, armborst, harnesk, major, rekryt, husar, granat, gevär, pistol, musköt, kanon, kväsa, överraska, överrumpla, fatta posto, mellan två eldar, skjuta över målet, gardin, länstol, porslin, pälsverk, smink, tröjor, kistor, skrin, kannor, täcken, bäcken och badlakan, antasta, föolämpa, gurgla, måste, bli, lära, mena, fömoda, föklara, bevisa, fel, bevis, föstånd, tvivel, villkor och arbete, möjlig, färdig, klok, fin, svag, falsk, främmande, sådan, strax, bittida, ganska, blott och även, som med rätta, till godo, ta till vara, göa klart, men, ju och bra


Lot of military words therehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif, but also words related to handicraft. A lot of German and Dutch craftsmen immigrated to Sweden.

waffen-79
11-04-2007, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7372/swedishgirls3wl0.jpg


I felt this one needed to be quoted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those boobs need to be quoted again </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

epic boobs there, BE SURE

Airmail109
11-04-2007, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by waffen-79:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7372/swedishgirls3wl0.jpg


I felt this one needed to be quoted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those boobs need to be quoted again </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

epic boobs there, BE SURE </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If only more broads had boobs like those, then I might listen to more of them

MEGILE
11-04-2007, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by Aimail101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by waffen-79:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7372/swedishgirls3wl0.jpg


I felt this one needed to be quoted. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Those boobs need to be quoted again </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

epic boobs there, BE SURE </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If only more broads had boobs like those, then I might listen to more of them </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If there are boobs to be quoted. I am your man.
She is sensational.

Vive la Sweden.

DIRTY-MAC
11-04-2007, 03:31 PM
Svedish traditional "Vemod"


Swedish traditional folksong
http://youtube.com/watch?v=_9Dh_azZqyQ

Ack Värmeland, du sköna
http://youtube.com/watch?v=-adUYvCvBTM


En dejlig rosa (featuring Roby)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jPnN_zDwKng

Monica Zetterlund - Visa från Utanmyra
http://youtube.com/watch?v=R1p08cqRgQ0


old medieval swedish folk song
Jag minnes dig = I remember you
http://youtube.com/watch?v=67pgpa6nxLU

Fattig bonddräng
http://youtube.com/watch?v=S5UPOnhctD8


Fjäriln vingad syns på Haga
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Fx8vm33DzbE

Many of the songs Astrid Lindgren did with
Georg Ridel,Bjön Isfält and Jan Johansson
should nowadays also be called traditional Swedish folk songs, becaus they have become just that.

One of my favourites
Fattig bonddräng, (love the lyrics)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=S5UPOnhctD8

BillyTheKid_22
11-04-2007, 03:44 PM
http://googlegirls.files.wordpress.com/2005/12/SwedishGirl21.jpg



<span class="ev_code_RED">HOT</span> Swedish Girl!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

joeap
11-04-2007, 03:58 PM
Excellent thread, folk music, tales, and babes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

MEGILE
11-04-2007, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by joeap:
Excellent thread, folk music, tales, and babes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Good times. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

BillyTheKid_22
11-04-2007, 05:25 PM
http://www.fastdates.com/PitBoardImages/2003BikeCalendars/FD2003.LavilaKaw530.jpg



http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
Oh there are lot lot of influences from many languages......
....but also words related to handicraft. A lot of German and Dutch craftsmen immigrated to Sweden.

It's no surprise considering the Sweden's history.

I have two reasons I am interested. First, I am very interested in Germanic languages and how they've developed in relation to history. I'm a native English speaker and to be honest I'd never liked English until I began teaching it and studying German. The first time I heard Dutch was pretty exciting. I understood the whole conversation.

Then I started to study Beowulf and from there started looking at Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. I find the comparisons very interesting. I plan to start studying Dutch next year, followed by Danish, then Swedish, and finally Norwegian. But first, I must improve my German.

I've noticed so many connections, apart from the obvious, between Swedish and English and German (j and I, and g and ch for example).

The second reason is that like most people who grow up in immigrant countries, we often research our forefathers' cultural roots. Based on what Opa told me, the first of our family immigrated to Germany from Sweden during the Hanseatic days. I want to know more but those "in the know" have all passed away. We still carry the Swedish surname though; "Franzen".

Very interesting. Thanks for the info.

BTW, do you guys really eat sheep eyes? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
Unless that's some sort of requirement for gaining access to the "sweetish boobs", I'll never do it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 08:54 PM
Note to self: Move Billy up a few notches on the respectometer.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by joeap:
Excellent thread, folk music, tales, and babes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

The only thing we are missing is BlackDeath and rotten shark's meat. Then the threat would be complete. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Fritz

BillyTheKid_22
11-04-2007, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Note to self: Move Billy up a few notches on the respectometer.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz



Just fun!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 09:42 PM
@ Dirty-mac

Swedish traditional folksong: That's a nice tune. The singer's voice is amazing. Somehow images of a bloodied meadhall the morning after a Grendal visitation comes to mind. Whats this song about?

Ack Värmeland, du sköna: Nice song, very relaxing. Nice dinner music. The images remind me of north-eastern Canada. Not surprising, geographically speaking. Nature at it's best.

En dejlig rosa (featuring Roby): I noticed the translating wasn't exact, which is of course impossible. But I recognized many words. It seems to me that Swedish won't be so hard to learn.

Monica Zetterlund - Visa från Utanmyra: I recognized this tune but never knew nothing of it. It was something Opa used to play. Something else, Zetterlund looks so much like my x-gf who also happened to be Swedish.

Jag minnes dig: Got her number? She can sing me to sleep everynight. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Fattig bonddräng: Please tell me I won't be expected to roll my R's like that. It's either the side-affects of Sweetish boobs or eating sheep eyes. Tell me it's the former. I can accept that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Fjäriln vingad syns på Haga: Rrrrrrr's. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif



Having grown up on the east coast of Canada, which is heavily influenced by Irish culture, I've heard a lot of Irish music. I've noticed in the past that Irish folk music and Scandinavian folk music are quite similar. Have you noticed this? If my memory serves me correctly, I've read that a lot of Vikings settled around Ireland.

What you mentioned about "tradition" is interesting. Not so long ago we had a discussion about the meaning of tradition in an English corner. I think we can say that when a society held together by a certain culture generally recognizes something, like a song for example, as part of their cultural identity, it then becomes traditional. Not so cut and dried but the best definition I could come up with.

Thanks for taking the time to search and post all the links. But, I have yet another request; Do you know of something a bit more upbeat, something that would be played in a "mead hall"?

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
Note to self: Move Billy up a few notches on the respectometer.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz



Just fun!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just fun? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Billy, she's marriage material. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

F19_Orheim
11-05-2007, 01:07 AM
Sheep's eyeballs?

Hmm never heard about that, not a Swedish dish I am familiar at all.


However...... sheep's eyeballs are nothing compared to Surströmming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surstr%C3%B6mming)(fermented herring) If you have ever smelt it you will never forget it.

There are indeed lot of preconceptions about Swedish cuisine and culture in general, but I guess that goes for pretty all cultures http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

major_setback
11-05-2007, 02:48 AM
All you need to know about Sweden:

http://www.sandviken.se/images/18.6e96ff1011a2480e88000924/svenska.jpg

http://www.konsumentsamverkan.se/images/aggmatje1.jpg

http://www.sr.se/diverse/appdata/isidor/images/news_images/179/66445_360_247.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Svenska_folkdräkter,_del2,_Nordisk_familjebok.jpg/398px-Svenska_folkdräkter,_del2,_Nordisk_familjebok.jpg

http://www.ragnhild.com/dynimage.php?mod=news&id=126

http://kirsties.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/ingmar_bergman_smultronstallet.jpg

http://www.recepten.se/images/blogg/2007/svenska_kraeftor.jpg

http://www.vinklubben.se/web_elements/images/large_651639.jpg

http://www.sverigesurfen.com/dalahasten480.jpg


http://www.hemmetsjournal.se/upload/45360/weise-1.jpg

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2719/amazonnu7.jpg

Bofors

http://www.thetankmaster.com/images/AFV/JUNE2002/40mm_bofors_01.jpg

Vasa

http://hnsa.org/ships/img/vasa1.jpg


Lucia

http://www.yle.fi/fst/bilder/lucia/lucia2006yle.jpg


Lucia (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.yle.fi/fst/bilder/lucia/lucia2006yle.jpg&imgrefurl=http://svenska.yle.fi/lucia/index.php%3Fid%3D23&h=330&w=318&sz=25&hl=sv&start=1&um=1&tbnid=phfgkAd6zNqMJM:&tbnh=119&tbnw=115&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlucia%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dsv %26rls%3DGGLC,GGLC:1970-01,GGLC:en)



<span class="ev_code_GREY">´</span>

Pirschjaeger
11-05-2007, 02:55 AM
Um, maybe the sheep's eyes was a Norwegian thing.

As for the Wasa, it was a shame she sank on her maiden voyage, even before leaving the harbour, along with her crew. It was a ballast issue and she leaned enough to let water pour in through her lower gun ports.

I can't remember the cost now, but it was pretty expensive to bring her back up again.

Fritz

Vipez-
11-05-2007, 03:55 AM
Definately not to be taken seriously by our beloved neighbours (Swedes), but a funny video on Finnish humour series http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif :

Sweden in WW2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw3e64sosEg)

Pirschjaeger
11-05-2007, 04:35 AM
Ha ha ha, I'll never look at a SAAB again in the same way. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

F19_Orheim
11-05-2007, 04:54 AM
Originally posted by Vipez-:
Definately not to be taken seriously by our beloved neighbours (Swedes), but a funny video on Finnish humour series http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif :

Sweden in WW2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw3e64sosEg)

hehe good one. Lucky for us we have cool neighbours (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJj6d5QSYaE)http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

DIRTY-MAC
11-05-2007, 04:54 AM
Well this was once popular here in Sweden
mixing old folkmusic with modern music, Im not so fond of it but many was

Nordman...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Bi2AXFERA

cant find that much on youtube


Tok Jons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqQEzwvOBo4


Swedish Folk Music with Fiddle, Accordion, and Guitar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDu_ikuV3vc


Swedish Spelman 2006
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaONBn8AZPY


Huge classic song
Balladen om herr Fredrik Åkare och den söta fröken Cecilia Lind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgrRHzudHio

Friendly_flyer
11-05-2007, 06:30 AM
Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
Sheep's eyeballs?

Hmm never heard about that, not a Swedish dish I am familiar at all.

Ah, that would be a Norwegian dish. It's part of "smalahaue", crudly smoked and boilt sheeps head. The eye is what separates boys from men on the tables in Western Norway.

Speaking of Swedish folk tunes, did you know that the theme from Fargo (the movie) is a typical Swedish folk tune. It's allso one of the most beautifull traditional tune I know.

BaronUnderpants
11-05-2007, 06:37 AM
Originally posted by major_setback:
All you need to know about Sweden:

http://www.sandviken.se/images/18.6e96ff1011a2480e88000924/svenska.jpg

http://www.konsumentsamverkan.se/images/aggmatje1.jpg

http://www.sr.se/diverse/appdata/isidor/images/news_images/179/66445_360_247.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fa/Svenska_folkdräkter,_del2,_Nordisk_familjebok.jpg/398px-Svenska_folkdräkter,_del2,_Nordisk_familjebok.jpg

http://www.ragnhild.com/dynimage.php?mod=news&id=126

http://kirsties.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/ingmar_bergman_smultronstallet.jpg

http://www.recepten.se/images/blogg/2007/svenska_kraeftor.jpg

http://www.vinklubben.se/web_elements/images/large_651639.jpg

http://www.sverigesurfen.com/dalahasten480.jpg


http://www.hemmetsjournal.se/upload/45360/weise-1.jpg

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2719/amazonnu7.jpg

Bofors

http://www.thetankmaster.com/images/AFV/JUNE2002/40mm_bofors_01.jpg

Vasa

http://hnsa.org/ships/img/vasa1.jpg


Lucia

http://www.yle.fi/fst/bilder/lucia/lucia2006yle.jpg


Lucia (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.yle.fi/fst/bilder/lucia/lucia2006yle.jpg&imgrefurl=http://svenska.yle.fi/lucia/index.php%3Fid%3D23&h=330&w=318&sz=25&hl=sv&start=1&um=1&tbnid=phfgkAd6zNqMJM:&tbnh=119&tbnw=115&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlucia%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dsv %26rls%3DGGLC,GGLC:1970-01,GGLC:en)



<span class="ev_code_GREY">´</span>



I can NOT belive u forgot this. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


http://youtube.com/watch?v=Y2YOGfBFAbs

http://youtube.com/watch?v=TundchcwGzA

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dcLMH8pwusw

DIRTY-MAC
11-05-2007, 07:02 AM
Swedish midsummer...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XR0hTao3RCU

BSS_AIJO
11-05-2007, 10:05 AM
On the topic of Swedish mixing of folkmusic with modern

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fUPpXxhrvE

Emma == Hot!



http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7372/swedishgirls3wl0.jpg


What, she needed quoting again 8^)


BSS_AIJO

Cajun76
11-05-2007, 02:57 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
It's a German band but they are singing in old Swedish. I think mixing old languages with folklore and metal is awesome.

Does anyone know of other bands that do this?

Fritz

There's a band named Haggard, but I don't really like the death metal singing on most of their tracks. They have a few songs I like though, including Herr Mannelig. http://youtube.com/watch?v=8_erNGdfJfA

The live versions uploaded are poor quality, so that's the best I could do.

I guess I need to put a hot, steamy pic relating to Sweden also.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/Cajun76/pam_swedish_mballs.jpg

Pirschjaeger
11-06-2007, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Vipez-:
Definately not to be taken seriously by our beloved neighbours (Swedes), but a funny video on Finnish humour series http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif :

Sweden in WW2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw3e64sosEg)


hehe good one. Lucky for us we have cool neighbours (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJj6d5QSYaE)http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I didn't know James Last could speak Finnish or um,... dance. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sorry Brems, I know he's your idol. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-06-2007, 08:10 PM
Are you guys thinking what I'm thinking when she says "we"?http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

A beautiful duet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olcTKT3S4gk)

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-06-2007, 08:58 PM
Thanks again for taking the time Dirty-Mac. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

That Nordman tune wasn't bad but I don't like the disco-y beat and keyboards very much.

Is "Spelman" a person's name and/or the name of that instrument? I hadn't seen that one before but it has a really nice sound. It pwns the traditional violin or fiddle.

Tok Jons. To be honest, when the video started, I thought it was going to be comedy, something like Monty Python. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I noticed the drummer still misses his cat and the guy on the flute watches Finnish disco documentaries. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

It was a good tune but somehow I think it would have been better without the vocals. What is "Tok Jons"? The band or the song?

The Cecilia Lind tune was ok but I prefer hearing women sing.

Next month, Dec 1rst to be precise, I'm relocating to Germany. Next year I have to go visit a friend in Finland. After visiting my friends I want to travel through Sweden and Norway and my way back home. If your city/town/village/tent is along the way maybe we can meet. You do like beer don't you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-06-2007, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by Friendly_flyer:

The eye is what separates boys from men on the tables in Western Norway.

...and the contents of the stomach from the men. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Originally posted by Friendly_flyer:
Speaking of Swedish folk tunes, did you know that the theme from Fargo (the movie) is a typical Swedish folk tune. It's allso one of the most beautifull traditional tune I know.

Sorry, I can't remember the tune. I have the movie, along with about 800 others, packed away in boxes. I think it will have to stay there for a while.

But I found this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9fwEaEj6Pk

Is that the one?

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-06-2007, 09:10 PM
Originally posted by BSS_AIJO:

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7372/swedishgirls3wl0.jpg


What, she needed quoting again 8^)


BSS_AIJO

Really? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz

Pirschjaeger
11-06-2007, 09:17 PM
Originally posted by Cajun76:

There's a band named Haggard, but I don't really like the death metal singing on most of their tracks. They have a few songs I like though, including Herr Mannelig. http://youtube.com/watch?v=8_erNGdfJfA



Actually, I had opened that vid before but for some reason had never listened to the whole thing. I guess it wasn't what I was looking for at the time. I like the tune, especially when the guitar comes in. Thanks

And the meatballs bring back memories. I often shopped at Ikea when I lived in Canada. I love the meatballs and they go down much easier than a P-47 at 7,000m. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Fritz

Friendly_flyer
11-07-2007, 06:19 AM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
But I found this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9fwEaEj6Pk

Is that the one?


Yes, that's the one! Couldn't find one myself.

The music goes particularly well with snow covered landscaps (like in Fargo...).

Pirschjaeger
11-07-2007, 07:40 PM
Very true. I look forward to seeing snow again,....the white version.

Fritz

Hrannar
11-23-2007, 03:28 PM
How about some music from Faroe Islands:

Týr - Ormurinn langi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtjksfgCp0I)

The best Viking song ever!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Friendly_flyer
11-23-2007, 03:34 PM
Thanks for the link Hrannar!

Man, did I sing this song around a few campfires in my youth! Well, the Norwegian version of it anyway.

Skarphol
11-24-2007, 06:06 AM
OK, lets bring out the rest of those swedish women:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Skarphol/Swedishgirls1.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Skarphol/Swedishgirls5.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Skarphol/Swedishgirls9.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Skarphol/Swedishgirls11.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Skarphol/Swedishgirls13.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Skarphol/Swedishgirls8.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Skarphol/Swedishgirls10.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y1/Skarphol/Swedishgirls12.jpg

Skarphol

DuxCorvan
11-24-2007, 06:23 AM
'Mountain troll woman'? Err... she had no chances, lad. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif More than hard competence.