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Thread #164387   Message #3932992
Posted By: Jos
24-Jun-18 - 07:50 AM
Thread Name: The worst song in the world - really?
Subject: RE: The worst song in the world - really?
Google came up with this:

Ja, må han leva!

The following information is given in another site:

"The Swedish birthday song is actually a very old one, the melody dating back to the 18 century when Mozart and Haydn’s tunes were known by most. That is why the song is actually very well known in Austria as well. Bellman, a man of disgrace during his lifetime but a well renowned poet after his death wrote the lyrics to the birthday song. The song was originally a drinking song and appeared in writing for the first time in 1914 in a students notebook. Almost 30 years later it had turned into a well known birthday song."

It also supplies these words:

Ja, må han leva!

Ja, må hon leva!

Ja, må hon leva!

Ja, må hon leva uti hundrade år!

Javisst ska hon leva!

Javisst ska hon leva!

Javisst ska hon leva uti hundrade år!

Och när hon har levat

Och när hon har levat

Och när hon har levat uti hundrade år!

Ja, då ska hon skjutas.

Ja, då ska hon skjutas

Ja, då ska hon skjutas på en skottkärra fram!