I am not sick I am Swedish!

Not me of course but thats the name of a song I believe.

Just found ‘Jag ar inte sjuk jag ar Svensk’ on youtube and apparently its a joke about Sweden and the Swedes. I presume the Swedes like it as its in Svenska or maybe those naughty Norwegians conjured it up!

Do any of you know the lyrics to this?

On the subject of songs a few people have written in asking me about the Swedish National Anthem as they have heard it during the Euros.

I quite like this version as you get to hear the Royal Song for the first 35 seconds and then into Du Gamla, Du Fria which is the Swedish National Anthem. This version has lots of nice pics of Sverige to go along with the music. The words are reproduced in English and Swedish below.

Thou ancient, thou freeborn, thou mountainous North,
In beauty and peace our hearts beguiling,
I greet thee, thou loveliest land on the earth,
Thy sun, thy skies, thy verdant meadows smiling.
Thy sun, thy skies, thy verdant meadows smiling.

Thy throne rests on mem’ries from great days of yore,
When worldwide renown was valour’s guerdon.
I know to thy name thou art true as before.
Oh, I would live and I would die in Sweden,
Oh, I would live and I would die in Sweden.

Du gamla, du fria, du fjällhöga Nord,
du tysta, du glädjerika sköna!
Jag hälsar dig, vänaste land uppå jord,
din sol, din himmel, dina ängder gröna,
din sol, din himmel, dina ängder gröna.

Du tronar på minnen från fornstora dar,
då ärat ditt namn flög över jorden.
Jag vet, att du är och du blir vad du var.
Ja, jag vill leva, jag vill dö i Norden!
Ja, jag vill leva, jag vill dö i Norden!

 

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