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Childrens songbook “De små synger”

November 1, 2013

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“De små synger” “The Little sings” is the most well known childrens songbook in Denmark, edited in 1948 by Gunnar Nyborg-Jensen. The collections of beloved songs are known by most children and grown ups today, and the songbook is on the Danish Culture Canon/ Children’s canon.

This songbook can be found in most Danish homes. I have two. 🙂

LINKS:

The Danish Culture Canon

App for iPhone, iPad, or iPod-touch

On CD

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Song:  “Langt ude i skoven” (Look for translation in the comments)

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Charlotte permalink
    November 1, 2013 10:55 pm

    I remember it well. One song that keeps popping into my head, even today,” Langt ud’ i skoven lå et lille bjerg, aldrig så jeg så dejligt et bjerg. Bjerget ligger langt ud’ i skoven”. Melody has a very haunting feeling to me. Thank you for the stroll down memory lane. Hej til hele familien 🙂

    • November 1, 2013 11:59 pm

      Hi Charlotte. I have posted a link with the song for you, – it is indeed a very nice song, I love it too. 🙂

  2. November 4, 2013 7:29 am

    That is such a pretty melody, and sung so beautifully, but I have no idea what it is about – please will you tell us, Birgitte?

    • November 4, 2013 9:33 pm

      I think I have to ask my cousin Charlotte in Canada for help this time. Just a moment… 🙂

      • November 11, 2013 2:12 pm

        Reggie, here you are, a full translation directly from Charlotte in Canada. 🙂

  3. Charlotte permalink
    November 11, 2013 1:12 pm

    Oops, sorry for being late to the party 🙂 Here is the translation:

    Deep in the forest stood a little mountain
    Never did I see such a lovely mountain
    The mountain stands deep in the forest

    On that little mountain stood a little tree
    Never did I see such a lovely tree
    The tree on the mountain
    The mountain stands deep in the forest

    On the little tree there was a little branch
    Never did I see such a lovely branch
    The branch on the tree
    The tree on the mountain
    The mountain stands deep in the forest

    On the little branch there was a little twig
    Never did I see such a lovely twig
    The twig in the branch
    The branch on the tree
    The tree on the mountain
    The mountain stands deep in the forest

    On the little twig there was a little leaf
    Never did I see such a lovely leaf
    The leaf on the twig
    The twig on the branch
    The branch on the tree
    The tree on the mountain
    The mountain stands deep in the forest

    On the little leaf there was a little nest
    Never did I see such a lovely nest
    The nest on the leaf
    The leaf on the twig
    The twig on the branch
    The branch on the tree
    The tree on the mountain
    The mountain stands deep in the forest

    In the little nest there lay a little egg
    Never did I see such a lovely egg
    The egg in the nest
    The nest on the leaf
    The leaf on the twig
    The twig on the branch
    The branch on the tree
    The tree on the mountain
    The mountain stands deep in the forest

    From the little egg there came a little bird
    Never did I see such a lovely bird
    The bird from the egg
    The egg in the nest
    The nest on the leaf
    The leaf on the twig
    The twig on the branch
    The branch on the tree
    The tree on the mountain
    The mountain stands deep in the forest

    On the little bird there came a little feather
    Never did I see such a lovely feather
    The feather on the bird
    The bird from the egg
    The egg in the nest
    The nest on the leaf
    The leaf on the twig
    The twig on the branch
    The branch on the tree
    The tree on the mountain
    The mountain stands deep in the forest

    From the little feather came a little pillow
    Never did I see such a lovely pillow
    The pillow from the feather
    The feather on the bird
    The bird from the egg
    The egg in the nest
    The nest on the leaf
    The leaf on the twig
    The twig on the branch
    The branch on the tree
    The tree on the mountain
    The mountain stands deep in the forest

    On the little pillow lay a little boy
    Never did I see such a lovely boy
    The boy on the pillow
    The pillow from the feather
    The feather on the bird
    The bird from the egg
    The egg in the nest
    The nest on the leaf
    The leaf on the twig
    The twig on the branch
    The branch on the tree
    The tree on the mountain
    The mountain stands deep in the forest

    Thank goodness for “copy” and “paste”:-)

    Hope you enjoyed the journey.

    Charlotte

    • November 11, 2013 2:09 pm

      WOW Charlotte, thank you so much. 🙂

      • Charlotte permalink
        November 11, 2013 4:11 pm

        You’re very welcome. It was fun to do.

      • November 11, 2013 4:47 pm

        This is awesome! What a beautiful song of interconnectedness… Thank you for the translation, Charlotte.

      • November 11, 2013 4:51 pm

        I have just listened to that song again… oh, it really is pretty!

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