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Small Frogs - An ancient Swedish midsummer ritual

2019-06-23 07:13 #0 by: Niklas

In Swedish, it is called ”Små grodorna” and is a tribute to small frogs. The dance always accompanies the song. Swedes are taught the lyrics and dance moves at a very young age. If they weren't, it would be impossible to pass the tradition from generation to generation.

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2019-06-23 07:38 #1 by: Niklas

This is the English translation of Små grodorna:

Small frogs, small frogs, are fun to see.
Small frogs, small frogs, are fun to see.

No ears, no ears, no tails they have.
No ears, no ears, no tails they have.

Co-ack-ack-ack, co-ack-ack-ack,
co-ack-ack-ack-ack-kaa.
Co-ack-ack-ack, co-ack-ack-ack,
co-ack-ack-ack-ack-kaa.

No hats, no hats, no pants they have.
No hats, no hats, no pants they have.

Co-ack-ack-ack, co-ack-ack-ack,
co-ack-ack-ack-ack-kaa.
Co-ack-ack-ack, co-ack-ack-ack,
co-ack-ack-ack-ack-kaa.

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2019-06-24 11:05 #2 by: Leia

You seem to have loads of traditions in Sweden! I love it!

All the best, Leia

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2019-06-24 11:19 #3 by: Niklas

We probably do. 😀 I don’t usually think of them because they are so deeply programmed into my brain.

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2019-07-15 17:23 #4 by: Tammie

What fun! I have have never heard of this song before.

Happy creating!

Tammie

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