Vol.2..Norwegian Farmer’s Son..July 16th

July 16th………..SONG – “Home On Dah Fjords”. I cannot lay claim to this as my creation, but I want to have fun in sharing it here. Most of you are familiar with the tune, “Home On The Range”, ya? Well, these fun verses are to be sung in a broken English/Norwegian accent for a good time.

For my younger readers, a fjord (pronounced “feeyord“) are long reaches of ocean bays that, in Norway, are encased in valleys of steep rock cliffs and mountain ranges.

Instead of July 4th, for American Independence Day, the Norwegians celebrate the 17th of May (thus, Syttende Mai) as the date, in 1814, when they gained independence from Sweden. Have fun!!! πŸ˜‰

  1. O give me a home, Vair da Norveejuns roam,

Vair dah Torsk und dah Lutefisk play.

Vair seldom iss heard, A non-Norveejun verd,

Becoss it iss Syttende Mai.

CHORUS:

Home, home on dah fjords,

Vair dah Torsk und dah Lutefisk play.

Vair seldom iss heard, A non-Norveejun verd,

Becoss it is Syttende Mai.

2. Tooday iss dah day, Dat dah Norskis all play,

Day vill chew all dah snoose day can find.

Day’ll drink lots of Glogg, Und day’ll yump like a frog,

Becoss it shure helps dem unvind.

CHORUS:

Home, home on dah fjords,

Vair Fattigmann iss a beeg treat!!

We make Rommegrot t’ick, Til vee almost get sick,

Und dat Lefse shure can not be beat.

3. Vhy don’t yew und I, On dah Syttende Mai,

Take a day off vit dah rest of dah bunch.

Ven it’s brudderhood veek, Instead of a Greek,

Vhy not take a Norski tew lunch!!! πŸ˜‰

CHORUS

Home, home on dah fjords,

Vere dah oil vells und gammelost are.

So happy I’ll be, In my old Model T,

It’s dah best doggone Henry Fjord car!! πŸ˜‰

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