Here are some requests for help we got about some Swedish songs and rhymes. Sometimes the Swedish parts are given phonetically…
1. Maria Nyckelpiga
Mama Lisa, I’m looking for the lyrics of a song my Mama used to sing. It starts: “Maria Nyckelpiga sat å grät på et logg. inte kan jag, inte kan jag nånsin vara glad”. It contnues to say that she can’t be happy because the style for the y ear is six spots and she has only five.
Thank you so much for your attempt to find this for me. My 50 year old daughter has heard me sing it and wants to pass it on to her daughter. I am, Sincerely, Martha Sponberg Skoien
2. Baka baka bulla
I have been looking all over for the words to this Swedish song. I hope someone can help. I am afraid it may be a variation my family came up (or that evolved over the years) with as it seems to be a variation on ‘baka baka liten kaka‘. Here it is as I remember it (phonetic):
Baka baka bulla
Lady schmera schmoola
peekie k…nocka peekie knocka
oooona uppa ooona
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Sophia
3. Tuson lulon
Hello. I look at your website all the time looking for an old swedish lullaby that has been sung in my family for many generations. Everyone in my family has a different version…nobody knows the correct words. ha ha I know my great great grandmother used to sing the lullaby to my great grandmother. I am sure it went back even further. I am going to attempt to write out the words to the beginning of the song…not sure if they are even close to being correct. This is the only part of the song we all sing the same. Thank you for your time. I know there is a very small chance that you or someone you know have heard of it.
Tuson lulon lulon lay…..
4. Hop scata rea
My Mother always remembered and could recite a poem that her Swedish Father used to say to her. I don’t know how to spell the words and not all of them. The vowels in Caps are pronounced like the letter.
Hop scata rEa
Two a smala Pia
Ona stata oof
Ona stata boof (like boo with an f on it) Tre set O bAnka O palistina lAnka. O palistinO lAnka
I know this is probably hard but it would be fun to know and to keep it in the family.
5. Svesca say al la ye
I’m looking for words to a Swedish Chalet Song …the only words are svesca say al la ye, svesca say al la ye, halyanna scanecklee, halyanna scanecklee, dow mooch va al la ye. Then you do motions with hands saying “yun na na na na, yun na na, etc. Sorry about my spelling of these words, but this was something we sang in our Girl Scout Troop 50 years ago.
Sure hope you can help me.
Thanks so much
6. Bak a kokker
Love your website! My daughter-in-law is Swedish born. I would like to sing some Swedish songs to my granddaughter. Her Mormor taught her ‘bak a kokker’, sorry spelling is bad… but I would like to continue to sing this to our Elsa now that Mormor has returned to Sweden…would you have the lyrics? Thanks, I appreciate all these songs and will give them a try! Linda (Farmor)
If you’re able to help with any of these questions, please comment below.
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