Blaser Kallt, Kallt Vader Ifran Sjon, Det (The Cold Weather's Blowin' in From the Sea)
DESCRIPTION: Swedish shanty. Sailor goes to sea at the age of 14. Sometime later meets a girl in Kalmar Harbour, convinces her to come along and marry him. Chorus after each verse line: "Det blaser kallt vader ifran sjon (The cold weather's blowin' in from the sea)"
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Sternvall, _Sang under Segel_)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage shanty courting
FOUND IN: Sweden
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Hugill-ShantiesFromTheSevenSeas, pp. 543-545, "Det Blaser Kallt, Kallt Vader Ifran Sjon" (1 Swedish plus 1 English text, 1 tune)
Hugill-SongsOfTheSea, pp. 98-99, "Det Blaser Kallt, Kallt Vader Ifran Sjon" (2 texts, Swedish & English, 1 tune)
NOTES [15 words]: Sternvall has a note that this was already popular by the beginning of the 19th century. - SL
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