Can Someone Help with a Swedish Kids Song about Being Little Now, But Soon Being as Big as Mama?

Joyce Johnson wrote:

Does anyone know the Swedish children’s song that goes something like this? (Translation from dictionary is…)

JAG er litten nu , så du se min vän , utom snart I’ll bli så stor så mama.

I believe translates into “I am little now, as you see my friend, but soon I’ll be as big as mama…”

It goes on to say that the child will do the things mama did – cooka, baka, diska… etc.” Does anyone know of this song?

I can’t remember the words but remember the tune very well. Has anyone ever heard this song and do they know the words?

I really want to find this song. My father taught it to my mother and they sang it to us all the time. The family originated in Ostergotland, Sweden.

It seems we never pay enough attention to these things when they are here but yearn for them after they are gone. It is a song for girls and I want to sing it to my granddaughter.

If anyone can help with this song, please let us know in the comments below.

Thanks!

Mama Lisa

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One Response to “Can Someone Help with a Swedish Kids Song about Being Little Now, But Soon Being as Big as Mama?”

  1. Lorree Neitz Says:

    I, too, am searching (desperately) for the lyrics and song for family. Help me please!

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