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“Swedish Smörgasboard” Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Culture


I come from a country that’s hard to find Somewhere near the icy pole But though we are freezing please bear in mind

Sweden’s gonna warm your soul

Our people are cold but our elks are hot A horny horde in every fjord Our moose may be loose but they hit the spot On our Swedish Smorgasbord

A tour of our nation is certain to impress We’ve quite a few surprises for you A Swedish chef and Death playing chess

And a girl with a dragon tattoo Papa – Po

By winning this contest you get the chance To host a show you can’t afford But then sell your country through song and dance Here’s our Swedish smorgasbord

Part 2:

We’re green to our planet with eco-pride Recycling is in our hearts Mamma Mia Ikea has gone world-wide Good luck assembling all the parts

We’re strict and we’re structured and seldom vent Don’t show emotion never whine Not easy to please but we’re quite content When we get to stand in line

Does anyone know what this line is for Well… I’d better stay and find out

Proper and polite and private is our style Never ever talk on a train And if we see a stranger throw us a smile He’s either a drunk or insane

Everyday we face it Fly on up and taste it Try our Swedish Smorgasbord

Swedish Smörgåsbord

Part 3:

Beneath the midnight sun The blondes have all the fun And if you long for stockings say “Amen!”

From Vikings we descended It´s frightning what those men did

But see how we’ve evolved since then

Our roles are reversing Our daddies are nursing In all of our cities Though men don’t have titties They can still stay at home to raise the kids

And our girls can handle their balls With the best kickline of them all

You may now kiss the groom

Follow our example Come and try a sample Of our Swedish Smorgasbord!

Part 4:

It’s time for some dinner  we pray you’ll stay Come and try our fav’rite course We eat all our meatballs the Nordic way: Seasoned with a hint of horse

For Strindberg And Bergman And Celsius All rise For Thor and Björn Borg And the great Nobel Prize

There’s Volvo And Garbo The best lingonberry And all of our problems Digesting our dairy… Jaa…

Oh look it´s Carola

Haha  –  yeah Hohooo Capture by a love storm

We gave you Carola and Waterloo And Diggi-Loo who all adored

We’ll take you to heaven Euphoria too

Come and join our party Come on up and chill There’s room for everybody Gravad lax and dill

On our Aquavit-crayfish Yucky-salty-liquorice Randy-Scandinavian-race With H&M ’n’ Ace of Base

Our hurdy-gurdy super-duper Fab-as-ABBA Super-Trouper

Swedish Smorgas boooooooooooord O.o……………………………….

source: SVT Sweden

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  1. sona:

    The lines about Vikings and nursing daddies made me laugh so much. If you think about it it’s a fascinating change.