Songs


Så hever vi

(To the tune of “O Tannenbaum”)
Så hever vi, så senker vi,
Så hever vi, så senker vi!
Så sveiver* vi den ene vei,
Så sveiver* vi den andre vei!
Så senker vi, så hever vi,
Og skåler med hverandre!

SKÅ-Å-Å-ÅL!
* Some versions of this song use “dreier” instead of “sveiver”.

Skål

SKÅL! – SKÅL!SKÅL!
SKÅL!SKÅL! – SKÅL!

SKÅ-Å-Å-ÅL!

Song for Ladies’ Night at Christmas Time

The Fish Club is gathered at Bay View again
To savor some fish and to sing a refrain.
Welcome to members, to guests young and old.
We lift up our glasses — and join in this skål.
Skål to the cod and to the herring.
The salmon and the pollock and fish balls too.
Skål to the good times we are sharing.
We all enjoy the Fish Club — we certainly do.
Today is the gala — the ladies are here.
The joy of the Fish Club together we’ll share.
The menu this evening is chosen with care.
Our Linie perk-up we’ll have to forswear!
Skål to the cod and to the herring.
The salmon and the pollock and fish balls too.
Skål to the good times we are sharing.
We all enjoy the Fish Club — we certainly do.
We cherish our ladies — we trust that is clear.
And hope to continue this great love affair.
We welcome them warmly — we greet them with cheer.
God Jul to them all and a Happy New Year!
Skål to the cod and to the herring.
The salmon and the pollock and fish balls too.
Skål to the good times we are sharing.
We all enjoy the Fish Club — we certainly do.

Fishy Music Video from Central Bank

The Norwegian 200 Kroner note has a picture of a cod on it. Somebody has come up with a song to commemorate that.


Other Norwegian Songs

Additional Norwegian songs can be found at the Lodge of Valhall website.