Does Anyone Know a Swedish Lullaby That Sounds Like “Tsat tun lit and forglit and paratntray”?

Leslie wrote:

My grandmother is dying of cancer. When I was little she used to sing a Swedish lullaby to me about a little bird and sweet milk. It goes something like this:

Tsat tun lit and forglit and paratntray…
quilint and vockor lisit…

….spornot mot, ….reset…sit and milk made sovary
silk and sank till savory…

daiska lilla …mot
por into por rese

My mom has asked me to track this down so we can sing it to her. She may not have long to live…days.

Please help me if you can. Does anyone know what this song is?

Much love!

If anyone can help Leslie, please let us know in the comments below.

Thanks so much!

Mama Lisa

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53 Responses to “Does Anyone Know a Swedish Lullaby That Sounds Like “Tsat tun lit and forglit and paratntray”?”

  1. Abby Says:

    Hello! I am also hoping to find the song that my Grandma remembers her Swedish mother singing when she was a child. It seems to be a fairly upbeat song and the part she remembers sounds something like “vis vis spek o linda”…. is this familiar to anyone????

  2. Miette Michie Says:

    Hi, I recently watched the second season of “The Truth Will Out” – a Swedish TV series.
    In the second season there is a lovely song sung by a men’s chorus, which sounds familiar to me but I cannot find out the name of it.

    Partial lyrics are:
    To the woods a little bird flew
    From the summer sky so high and blue
    He sang “it’s already evening, it’s time to go”
    I’m flying away you dear, dear soul
    Far away
    But with you soon I’ll come to stay

    Anyone have any ideas?
    Thank you!

  3. Lisa Says:

    Hi Miette,

    I think it’s the following Swedish song by Otto Lindblad (1809 – 1864) that you’re looking for…

    Till skogs en liten fågel flög
    från sommarhimlen blå och hög.
    Han sjöng: “det kvällas re’n,
    farväl! Jag flyger bort,
    du goda själ; långt bort, långt bort,
    men jag är hos dig innan kort.

    Translation by Google:

    To the forest a little bird flew
    from the summer sky blue and high.
    He sang: “it’s evening’s rain,
    farewell! I fly away,
    you good soul; far away, far away,
    but I’ll be with you shortly.

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