Thursday, 1 December 2011

Hej Tomtegubbar

Hej, tomtegubbar, slå i glasen och låt oss lustiga vara! 
Hej, tomtegubbar, slå i glasen och låt oss lustiga vara! 
En liten tid vi leva här, med mycket möda och stort besvär. 
Hej, tomtegubbar, slå i glasen och låt oss lustiga vara! 




Hi, tomtegubbar, fill your glasses
and let's be jolly together.
Our time is brief
Upon the earth,
with troubles many
and little mirth.
Hi, tomtegubbar, fill your glasses
and let's be jolly together.


Interestingly, Google translates Tomtegubbar as "empty man".

For those of you who have not yet met a tomte, I have linked to a potted history.


1 comment:

  1. Charlotte..... darling little tomte. Last year I found a youtube of a story of the tomte. It appeared to be very old, and used a picture book along with the reader and music. It was just wonderful! I tried to find it again, but couldn't. I know I originally saw it on a blog, and was wondering if it was yours. You have the best videos. Loved the Kate Bush ones!
    xo
    dulcy

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