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Vennesang / friend song

FamilyPosted by Jacob Sørensen Mon, August 18, 2008 14:48:08

The wife and I heard a song in the radio the other day.
It was written by a danish poet called Benny Andersen, and all though I didn't like the version (because I don't like the artist performing) they played that day, we agreed that we would teach this song to our kids.

The song is about having friends, and we thought it would be a good one to teach the kids, and explain the meaning of the words to them.

It goes like this (in danish):

"Vennesang

Jeg elsker at sidde alene
og drømme og fantasere.
Men har jeg været længe nok alene,
vil jeg ikke vær´ alene mere.
Så er det godt at ha´ en rigtig ven
og ha´ nogen at snakke med igen.
En man kan dele sine drømme med
lege eller danse eller svømme med.
Det er rart at være alene - men
det er bedst at ha´ en ven.

Det er dejligt at vandre alene
og kigge på blomster og bier
og på fugle der sidder på grene
men så´ der noget i mig der siger.
Nu er det godt, at ha´ en rigtig ven.
og ha´ nogen at snakke med igen.
Enten en med bukser eller kjole på
bare det er én, man kan stole på.
Det er rart at være alene - men
det er bedst at ha´ en ven.

Jeg tænker tit hemmelige tanker
som andre slet ikke aner
og kun en ven skal man så fortælle
om sine hemmelige planer.
Så er det godt at ha´ en rigtig ven
og ha´ nogen at betro sig til igen.
Du kan være tynd eller tem´lig fed,
bare du kan holde på en hem´lighed.
Det er rart at være alene - men
det er bedst at ha´ en ven.

Jeg elsker at lege alene
og tegne og modellere
men har jeg leget længe nok alene,
så vil jeg ikke lege alene mere
Så er det godt, at ha´ en rigtig ven,
og ha´ nogen at lege med igen.
En man kan hoppe eller gynge med
en man kan grine eller synge med
Det er rart at være alene - men
det er bedst at ha´ en ven.
"

I'll try to roughly translate it:

"Friend song

I love to sit by my self
and dream and fantasize.
But when I've been alone long enough,
I do not want to be alone anymore.
Then it is good to have a real friend
and to have someone to talk to again.
One with whom you can shared your dreams,
to play, or dance or swim with.
It is nice to be on your own, but,
it is best to have a friend.

It is lovely to wander on your own,
to watch the flowers and the bees,
and birds that sits on branches,
but then something inside me says.
Now it is good to have a real friend
and to have someone to talk to again.
One with either trowsers or skirt on,
doesn't matter as long as you can trust that one.
It is nice to be on your own, but,
it is best to have a friend.

I often think secret thoughts,
that others do not even know about
and only to a friend should you then tell
your secret plans.
Then it is good to have a real friend,
and to have someone to confide in again.
You can be thin or rather fat,
as long as you can keep a secret.
It is nice to be on your own, but,
it is best to have a friend.

I love to play on my own,
and make drawings and sculpt,
but when I have played on my own for long enough,
I do not want play alone anymore.
Then it is good to have a real friend,
and to have someone to play with again.
One you can jump og swing with,
one you can laugh and sing with.
It is nice to be on your own, but,
it is best to have a friend.
"

A rather simple poem, but the message it delivers is beautiful and essential, and - I think - extremely important to teach our kids.

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