"Björnen sover" (The Bear is Sleeping) is a Swedish song that's sung in Scandinavian countries. Its melody was first published in a book called Fredmans Sånger in 1792 by Carl Michael Bellman for a song called Gubben Noak (Old Noah). The tune has been used for many songs.

Björnen sover
(The Bear is Sleeping)

In Sweden and Finland kids often start learning to play the piano with this tune. The Finnish version of the song is called Ukko Nooa.

The Swedish song "Kom min lilla, Nu vi vilja, Raskt till skolan gå" (Come My Little One Now it's Time to Go to School) by Thyra Karlsson is also sung to the same tune

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