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Anita
by Moneybrother
Based on the wonderful poem "Anita" by Gustaf Fröding, this moves me to tears.

I've posted songs with lyrics by Fröding before. Mando Diaos "Strövtåg i hembygden" ("Homecoming" in english). I might do more. I've also searched over land and see for a good english translation to this. It's no where to be found. I could translate it myself, but it would take me quite some time. The Swedish is a bit old but I can tell you what it is about:
It's about loving a beautiful girl and wanting to smooth, make love and things. But society thinks that it's sinful and shameful. The main character battles with that throughout the song. Societys condemnation of the expression of love. In the end he decides it's nothing to be a shamed about. Love is a thing of beauty. He tells the girl to be as beautiful as she wants to be, she has a right to express herself, they are allowed to love and he will follow her wherever she wants to go.


#GustafFröding lived between 1860 and 1911.
2017 - Sweden
Posted: 11th December 2017
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A good song is a good song. #Popcorn #Earthsongs #JazzStandard I also enjoy posting songs from the 60's not sung in english.
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