(The Bear is Sleeping)
(Bridge, Bridge, Glasses)
(The Little Sandman with the Umbrella)
(One Elephant Came Marching)
(A Small Elf Traveled)
(First One Way (The Shoemaker's Dance))
Folk Dance Song
(Over Where the Road Makes a Turn)
(Live for long)
(High on a Branch a Crow Sat)
(I Traveled Over Sea and Land)
(Clap, Clap, Cake)
Clapping Game For Babies
(Far Out in the Woods was a Little Mountain)
(Itsy Bitsy Spider)
(Now It's Christmas Time)
(Ochre, Gochre, Rubber Bells)
(Ride, ride ranke!)
(So We Go 'round the Juniper Bush)
(Rat-a-tat Tat, Tin Soldiers)
Finger Naming Rhyme
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Denmark and more.
The expression "to tie the knot" means "to get married". There are several places where tied knots have been connected to marriage and love. During Roman times, brides wore a belt or girdle at their wedding tied in a Hercules Knot. Only the groom was allowed to untie [...]
Open Culture has a page of free language learning links covering 40 languages. Here are some of the languages you can find links for… Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, [...]
Hans Christian Andersen wrote many well-known Fairy Tales for children. He was born in the city of Odense, Denmark in 1805. In the photo you can see a statue of him in a park in Odense. We have a Danish song written by H.C. Andersen on Mama Lisa’s World called Hist, hvor vejen [...]
People around the world leave different "treats" for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. In the US and Canada, we put out milk and cookies for Santa. I have to say when he comes to our house, he leaves a big mess of crumbs on the table… but he always writes us a note [...]
Librivox just released another bunch of recordings of fairy tales in various languages, including Hungarian, Russian, German, English, Italian and Portuguese (with links to the text of each tale). This is the 3rd collection they’ve posted. Fairy Tale Collection #1 also includes recordings in [...]
Lots of Traditional Danish lyrics with their melodies - in Danish only.
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