“Blaser Kallt, Kallt Vader Ifran Sjon, Det (The Cold Weather's Blowin' in From the Sea)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Sternvall, _Sang under Segel_)
Keywords: foreignlanguage shanty courting
Found in: Sweden

Description

Swedish shanty. Sailor goes to sea at the age of 14. Sometime later meets a girl in Kalmar Harbour, convinces her to come along and marry him. Chorus after each verse line: "Det blaser kallt vader ifran sjon (The cold weather's blowin' in from the sea)"

Notes

Sternvall has a note that this was already popular by the beginning of the 19th century. - SL

References

  1. Hugill, pp. 543-545, "Det Blaser Kallt, Kallt Vader Ifran Sjon" (1 Swedish plus 1 English text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Hugi543