Sofia Talvik – “Ut i Vår Hage” (Out in Our Meadow) & Hanna Turi “Ut i Vår Hage”.

   Hey people! 🙂 

   For today I have a very popular Swedish folk tune for you all. A tune which I’ve actually already shared before on here, performed by My Bubba. Today I’d like to share the other two of my three favourite versions of this song, one by Sofia Talvik and the other by Hanna Turi. I seriously don’t know which of the three I like more, each is absolutely amazing in its own way. This is a traditional song which apparently a lot of Swedish people know, regardless of whether they’re into folk or not really, because it is or used to be taught at school, and it’s also often sung during Walpurgis Night celebrations, there are also loads of various choral arrangements of this song. Aside from that I just really like the three mentioned versions of this song and that it’s just lovely overall with all the flowery imageries, I’ve already said when sharing My Bubba’s version that I also like it because the plants mentioned in this song could work so well as beautiful, obscure baby names. Specifically akvileja (translated in the translation below as granny’s bonnet), salivia/saliveja (sage) and krusmynta (spearmint). I’ve actually even thought hypothetically that I could name a potential kid Salivia, but at some point it occurred to me that, in an Anglophone setting, it would be probably inevitable that people would associate it with the English word saliva. That’s a pity. 

   The first of the two versions that I want to share with you is as I said by Sofia Talvik, a singer who is generally more Americana than folk, but folk is clearly close to her heart as well, and this tune comes from her album which is actually titled as simply as that, Folk. She is from Gothenburg and apparently also enjoys some popularity in the US. 

   I’ve already shared one song by Hanna Turi called Ricochet inn the beginnings of my blog. Her actual name is Hanna Berglund and she seems to be more widely known as a graphic designer or something along those lines, and Hanna Turi is the name under which she is known as a musician. 

   The translation comes from Sofia Talvik’s Bandcamp. 

   

Out in our meadow blueberries grow
Come lemon balm
If you want to see me I’ll wait for you there
Come roses and granny’s bonnet
Come lilies and come sage
Come sweet spearmint
Come lemon balm

Pretty little flowers bids us to dance
Come lemon balm
If you want me to I’ll bind you a wreath
Come roses and granny’s bonnet
Come lilies and come sage
Come sweet spearmint
Come lemon balm

I’ll put the wreath in your hair
Come lemon balm
The sun may set but our hope it will rise
Come roses and granny’s bonnet
Come lilies and come sage
Come sweet spearmint
Come lemon balm.  

   Sofia Talvik: 

   Hanna Turi: 

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