Sweden and the Midsummer Song

Let’s all join in for a chorus of Små Grodorna (The Little Frogs)!

Midsommar was last week and you are probably wondering what all those crazy Swedes were doing jumping around in a circle making floppy ears with their hands!

Well, it is time to introduce you to the amazing lyrics of Små Grodorna (the Little Frogs)! This is the classic song of Midsummer and is sung while dancing around the maypole. Be sure not to forget the dance moves, such as making floppy ears and tails with your hands as you hop around the maypole. Why ears (öron) and tails (svansar), you ask? Because frogs are lacking these body parts, duh!

Små Grodorna

Små grodorna, små grodorna är lustiga att se.

Små grodorna, små grodorna är lustiga att se.

Ej öron, ej öron, ej svansar hava de.

Ej öron, ej öron, ej svansar hava de.

Kou ack ack ack, kou ack ack ack,

kou ack ack ack ack kaa.

Kou ack ack ack, kou ack ack ack,

kou ack ack ack ack kaa.

Små grisarna, små grisarna är lustiga att se.

Små grisarna, små grisarna är lustiga att se.

Båd öron, båd öron, och svansar hava de.

Båd öron, båd öron, och svansar hava de.

Å nöff nöff nöff, å nöff nöff nöff,å nöff nöff nöff nöff nöff.

Å nöff nöff nöff, å nöff nöff nöff,

å nöff nöff nöff nöff nöff.

The Little Frogs

The small frogs, the small frogs are funny to see.

The small frogs, the small frogs are funny to see.

No ears, no ears, no tails have they.

No ears, no ears, no tails have they.

Quack quack quack, quack quack quack,

Quack quack quack quacka.

Quack quack quack, quack quack quack,

Quack quack quack quacka.

The little pigs, the little pigs are funny to observe.

The little pigs, the little pigs are funny to observe.

Both ears, both ears and tails do they possess.

Both ears, both ears and tails do they possess.

Oh oink oink oink, oh oink oink oink,

oh oink oink oink oink oink

Oh oink oink oink, oh oink oink oink,

oh oink oink oink oink oink

I just love the complete randomness of this song!

Curious to see and hear Små Grodorna in action? Listen to it here:

Want to know more about Swedish Midsummer? Read my post here!

Fun Facts:

  • This is not just a song for kids! Everyone of all ages joins in to hop around the maypole!
  • Nöff nöff is Swedish/pig-ish for oink oink.

Tess’ Tips:

  • There is nothing like watching a Sweden explain Små Grodorna. Watch two famous Swedes explain the song and dance to Jimmy Fallon here and here.

Hope you learned some new Swedishness today and I’ll see you in the next post!

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