Saturday, October 16, 2010

"99 bottles of beer on the wall" = "Fishballs"

The Norwegians have an equivalent version of the classic school bus trip song "99 bottles of beer on the wall". It's called "Fiskeboller", or "Fishballs" (or Fishbuns or Fishnuggets, or something like that). Fiskeboller is a popular Norwegian dish. Here's the first two verses:

Fiskeboller long for the ocean
The ocean is the fishballs' home
This is the 1st verse
Now there are only 99 left...

Fiskeboller long for the ocean
The ocean is the fishballs' home
This is the 2nd verse
Now there are only 98 left...

You can guess how it goes from there.

På norsk:

Fiskeboller lengter etter havet
Havet er fiskebollers hjem
Dette er det 1. verset
Nå er det bare 99 igjen.

Fiskeboller lengter etter havet
Havet er fiskebollers hjem
Dette er det 2. verset
Nå er det bare 98 igjen.

If you need more help with the verses, someone has kindly written out all 100 verses here: http://folk.ntnu.no/amundste/sang.jsp

Enjoy!

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