Hi! Welcome to a new Slow Swedish video. Today I want to teach you some nursery rhymes that I sang when I was younger. These are not only good for learning the language but also perfect if you have children at home and want to sing for them in Swedish. Please excuse my singing voice. Because I cannot sing. But that is what is so good with nursery rhymes. You don’t have to know how to sing to sing them. The first song is called “The Bear Sleeps” and it goes like this: The bear sleeps, the bear sleeps, in its calm den. He is not dangerous as long as you are careful. You can, however, you can, however never trust him. And it is about a bear that sleeps. The next song also exists in English and its name is Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. And in Swedish it is called “Blink (Twinkle) Little Star”. Twinkle little star, there, how I wonder where you are. In the distance you attract my vision Similar to a diamond in the blue. Twinkle little star, there, how I wonder where you are. While we are at it with songs that also exist in English, and probably many other languages, we can take “Imse, vimse, Spider”. That in English is called Itsy Bitsy Spider. And then you also have to do these hand movements that were so difficult to do as a child. Imse, vimse, spider climbs up the What does he climb up? Climbs up the thread. Down falls the rain and flushes the spider away. Up rises the sun and dries away all the rain. Imse, vimse, spider climbs up again. I have noticed that a lot of nursery rhymes and songs are related to animals. Even so the next one. And I thought it was a bit scary when I was younger. It goes like this: In a house at the edge of the forest a tiny elf peeks out. The hare hops up so fast knocks on its door. Help, oh help, oh help me, otherwise the hunter will shoot me. Come, yes, come in to my cabin, give me your hand. It is about a hare that will get shot by a hunter. But then the elf shows up and saves the hare. All is well that ends well. The next one is called Bah, bah, white lamb. Bah, Bah, Black Sheep I think is the English equivalent. Bah, bah, white lamb do you have any wool? Yes, yes, dear child I have my sack full. Weekend jacket for father, and Sunday skirt for mother, and two pairs of socks for little, little brother. Many of these songs are very VERY old, thereof words like weekend jacket and Sunday skirt. Now it is time to sing a bout a little snail. Little snail, watch out! Watch out, watch out! Little snail, watch out! Otherwise I will grab you! One song I think is pretty popular internationally, that a lot of people who read up on funny things about Sweden learn about, is the song we sing on Midsummer, as we dance around the Midsummer pole. This song is about frogs. More specifically, the small frogs. The small frogs, the small frogs, are odd to see. The small frogs, the small frogs, are odd to see. No ears, no ears, no tails do they have. No ears, no ears, no tails do they have. ??? I think that is the end of the song. And then you sing the same thing over and over again, while hopping around this Midsummer pole. (YouTube it!!) Second to last we have one of my favorite songs from my childhood, and it is about a rat. Where do you live, little rat? In your hat. What are you doing at eight o’clock? Chasing cat. How many children do you have? Seventy-two! How is your old father doing? So and so. What is your wife Lovisa doing? Frying ice-cream. What do you want to eat? Sausage and jazz. What do you want to drink? Wild strawberry punch. What is in your pocket? Four holes. It is just a strange song, and I thought it was funny that they fried ice-cream. To end this video I thought I would teach you two things at once; partially a song, but also body parts. I think you recognize the song from English or your own language, Head, shoulders, knees, and toes. And I thought I would demonstrate so you keep up with the song. Are you ready? Don’t judge my nice outfit. The pants are rarely visible in videos. Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knä och tå. Eyes, ears, pat on the cheek. Head, shoulders, kne… Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. That was all for today’s Swedish video. I hope you have liked it. As always, a huge thank you to those who support me on my Patreon. If you would be interested in supporting my Swedish videos there is a link to my Patreon under my video. Big thank you for all support! I hope I will see you in the next video. Goodbye!