Instructions
  • Stand in a circle facing to the left with hands of hips
  • Walk to the left on the first part of the song
  • Keep walking to the left on the second part of the song pretending to play the fiddle until you sing “bas fiol” when you jump and turn to the middle pretending to play the string bass and then the flute on “och flöjt”
  • Quickly grab hands and gallop sideways to the left on the “Bomfaderallas”
  • Repeat the actions for the second part of the song
  • On final part of the song you gallop to the right this time—the “andra hållet”-- the other way
Audio
Swedish Lyrics

Vi äro musikanter,  allt ifrån Skaraborg.

Vi äro musikanter,  allt ifrån Skaraborg.

Vi kan spela fiolioliolej.

vi kan spela basfiol och flöjt.

Och vi kan dansa bomfaderalla, bomfaderalla, bomfaderalla.

Vi kan dansa bomfaderalla, bomfaderalla, lej.

Vi kan spela fiolioliolej.
vi kan spela basfiol och flöjt.

Och vi kan dansa andra hållet, andra hållet, andra hållet,

Vi kan dansa andra hållet, andra hållet med.


Singable English Lyrics

Oh we are fine musicians,  we come from Skaraborg.
We are fine musicians,  we come from Skaraborg.
We can fiddle, fiolioliolej,
We can fiddle bass fiddle and flute.
And we can dance a bomfaderalla, bomfaderalla, bomfaderalla.
We can dance a bomfaderalla, bomfaderalla, lej.
We can fiddle, fiolioliolej,
We can fiddle bass fiddle and flute.
And we can dance the other way, the other way, the other way.
And we can dance the other way, dance the other way.

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Vi äro musikanter (We Are Fine Musicians)