These Are A Few of My Danish(y) Things….

41y72aEvPcLBelow are the lyrics to a parody song we performed last month to say so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, and goodbye to the families leaving our school community. I promised I would share the lyrics and am only just now getting around to it so here they are…complete with the YouTube video of our performance :-). Anyone who has spent any time in Denmark should recognize most of those special Danish(y) things that make Denmark….Denmark.

Special thanks to: Jo, JoJo, Jill, Marta, Fiona, Amanda, Kate, Taryn, Debra, Cristina, Caroline and our “sound technician”, Claudio.

Sung to the Tune of My Favorite Things

Kids in Niholas and bronze mermaid icons
Lanes by the sidewalk for locals to bike on
Beaches and parkens and Charlottenlund fort
Oh what I’d give for another klippkort!

Kongens and Gammels and not ‘veg’ but ‘vie’
Candles and hygge and endless blue sky
Bakken and Tivoli, Deeparken too
Just don’t depend on an orderly queue…392421c0daa42080af6f3b6ebb5d7815

Scarf wearing, leggy and top knotted lasses
Shoppers in Netto get right up your….
Endless gray winters sometimes turn to spring
These are a few of my Danish(y) things

When the time comes, when the job rings
When I’m feeling sad
I’ll simply remember my Danish(y) things
And then I won’t feel so bad


Open faced sandwiches served up on rugbrød*
Pølser and Tuborg and beer on the S Tog**
Frokkest and morgen and aften and more
Smørrebrød and pastries and Smushies galore

Breasts on the busses and balls by the sea!s-l1000
Dips in the Øresund in full nudity
Lakes and canals and late Nyhavn nights
Summer and picnics and endless day light

Flag waving, vikings, and Hamlet’s old castle
Do you think Legoland’s worth all the hassle?
Palace guards meant for a Queen not a king
These are a few of my Danish(y) things

When the time comes, when the job rings
When I’m feeling sad
I’ll simply remember my Danish(y) things
And then I won’t feel so bad!

*rugbrød is pronounced along the lines of roo-bro
**tog (the Danish word for train) is pronounced like toe, the S tog is the Danish red, overland train line



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  1. Thanks, Bill! There were two additional songs we did–a rousing rendition of The Lonely Expat (sung to the tune of The Lonely Goatherd) and a version of Do, Re, Mi…but they were more specific to the school. But Lonely Goatherd was a challenge! And yup, ads for new boobs on the backs of busses and lots of elderly skinny dipping 😉


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