Friday, November 04, 2016

"I sommarens soliga dagar" -- a Swedish tune for Clayville

I sommarens soliga dagar -- Olof Samuelsson

Published on Jun 19, 2012. Allsångskonsert för Gunnel och Dick Samuelson 16 juni 2012. Barn och barnbarn. Bibi, piano, Lasse, bas, Karin, fiol, Olof Gitarr, Ludvig, cajon.

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Email that I sent to Clayville-Prairieland list this afternoon --

Hi everyone --

Our regular first-Saturday-of-the-month session of the Clayville Pioneer Academy of Music is in the barn at Clayville from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5. After giving it a whirl in B minor Tuesday night, we decided to try Ron Zuckerman's dulcimer tab, with guitar chords in E minor, on the Everything Dulcimer website, available at:

Lyrics, with chords, available at:

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Afterwards, let's just go around the circle and call fun tunes we enjoy playing. I'm attaching a copy of tab that Judy wrote out of a Swedish song called "I sommarens soliga dagar" (in summer's sunny days). It's not really a session tune, either here or in Sweden, but it certainly qualifies as fun. Debi and I heard it at the annual Nordiska Psalmodikonförbundet meeting in Sweden this summer -- the Swedes sang it after dinner, and we taught them "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" (yeah, yeah, I guess you had to be there) -- and I wrote it up on my blog Hogfiddle ( Judy played the embedded YouTube clip, and she decided to tab it out.

Here's a YouTube clip of a family group in Sweden singing, with a keyboard, two guitars and a fiddle:

Let's take a whirl at it. But let's not even think about "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall."

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