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Found in anon-helan.abc from the John Chambers abc collection
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Helan anon. (Sweden?) = 124 En li ten gel satt en gång och sjöng i fu ru C C G7 4 2 skog, han ha de sjung it da gen lång men dock ei sjung it C A7 Dm G7 nog. Nå, vad sjöng han då? Jo! He lan går, sjung C G7 C C hopp fal le ral la la la la. He lan går, sjung G7 C C C hopp fal le ral la lej! Och den, som in te he lan tar, han G7 C G7 C hel ler in te hal van får. He lan G7 C C går, sjung hopp fal le ral la lej! C G7 C En liten fågel satt en gång och sjöng i furuskog, han hade sjungit dagen lång men dock ei sjungit nog. Nå, vad sjöng han då? Jo! Helan går, sjung hopp fallerallalalala. Helan går, sjung hopp fallerallalej! Och den, som inte helan tar, han heller inte halvan får. Helan går, sjung hopp fallerallalej! This is the first verse of a well-known Scandinavian drinking song/drinking game. The idea is that you sing one verse, then drain a small glass of some very strong liquor, sing the next verse, drain another glass and so on. Everything is of course done in a decent and sophisticated way ;-) The verses of the song are: Helan Halvan Tersen Kvarten Kvinten The names are the traditional Scandinavian names for the first, second, third and so on drink. This variant of the song cycle is Norwegian, with the verses alternating between Norwegian and Swedish (or at least something resembling Swedish). I suppose there should be a sixth verse too, but I have not managed to find it. Henrik Norbeck did however come up with Septen (the seventh) from a Swedish variant. From Musica Viva - http://www.musicaviva.com the Internet center for free sheet music downloads. www.abcnotation.com/tunes

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