Can Anyone Help with a Swedish Kids Song?

Mary asked me for help with a Swedish song. Here’s what she wrote:

I lived in Sweden as an exchange student, many years ago. I have a small music box from then that I now want to give to my granddaughter. The music it plays is a Swedish children’s song, something like:

Titta, kom och tita, nu dagen tagar slut. Så lovar vi att sova så gott, efter dagen är vi kanske trött. _______________________________________.

I don’t think I have all the words right, and am missing the last line.

Thank you for your help.

If anyone can help Mary, please let us know in the comments below. We welcome help with the original Swedish song and/or a translation.


Mama Lisa

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3 Responses to “Can Anyone Help with a Swedish Kids Song?”

  1. Mary Says:

    I found it! It’s a song about John Blund, who is similar to the sandman….here are the words. We are so lucky to have so many wonderful on-line resources!

    Titta, kom och titta

    Titta, kom och titta, kom sätt er här omkring.
    Det dröjer säkert ännu en stund
    innan sömnen kommer med John Blund.
    Han vill visa oss någonting.

    Sedan, genast sedan när sagan tagit slut
    så lovar vi att sova så sött
    efter dagen är man ganska trött.
    Men först tar John Blund med oss ut.

    Läggdags, det är läggdags för klockan slagit sju.
    Vi träffas säkert åter en dag
    då vi roar oss igen ett slag,
    sov så gott! God natt med er nu.

  2. Lisa Says:

    How’s this for an English translation?

    Look, Come and Watch

    Take a look, come look, come sit around here.
    It will probably take a while longer
    Before sleep comes with the Sandman (John Blund).
    He wants to show us something.

    Then, right after, when the story has ended
    We promise to sleep so sweetly
    After that time we’ll be pretty tired.
    But first the Sandman will take us out.

    Bedtime, it’s bedtime for the clock has struck seven.
    We’ll probably meet once some day
    When we’ll enjoy ourselves again for a while,
    Sleep well! Good night to you now.

  3. AL Says:
    song begins at 2:09

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