#GTWKNDS Crayfish Songs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We had the night of our lives at our Crayfish Party in a Swedish Lakehouse in August. A big part of what made our night such a huge success was our fabulous Swedish Toastmaster, Fanny Wahlqvist. 

Fanny (also know as DJ Fanacy) steered us through the fabulous tradition of singing crayfish songs. While the traditional versions are engrained in Swedish culture and history, Fanny thought is might be too big a request to teach 20 non-Swedes lyrics in another language AND a brand new melody (especially after a few snaps of Aquavit). So, she very kindly created our very own #GTWKNDS Kräfthäfte songbook. 

While it did feature some traditional ditties such as Vi Hurrari Hurrar and Var Redo, Fanny's songbook was full of familiar and much loved songs, with music and lyrics reworked to perfectly reflect our Crayfish Party theme. 

Some of our favourites included... 

Dom Dom Nubbarna

(Sung to the tune of Lady Gaga - Bad Romance)

åh-åh-åh-åh, åh-åh-åh-åh-åh, åh-åh-åh
nu e det kräft-a-fest!
åh-åh-åh-åh, åh-åh-åh-åh-åh, åh-åh-åh
nu e det kräft-a-fest!

Dom dom nubbarna, dom dom nubbarna
dom dom nubbarna e lustiga att ha
Dom dom nubbarna, dom dom nubbarna
dom dom nubbarna dom vill vi gärna ha
(verse x 2)

Du vill ha nubbe men ät kräftan först
när du sen ätit, du släcker din törst
släcker din törst,
törst, törst, törst, släcker din törst.
(bridge)

Du vet vi vill ha dig
du vet vi vill ha dig
vill ha dig bad, bad, bad
(chorus)

We may not have known what we were singing, but we had a blast singing it! Other familiar tunes included Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Proud Mary. All were brilliant, but without a doubt, the one that had our revellers in stitches was...

Gimme a krafta till middag

(Sung to the tune of Abba- Gimme Gimme Gimme)         

I have some dill in sight. I need my kräfta tonight!

Gimme Gimme Gimme a kräfta till middag
Won't some body help me peal the skin of this guy

Gimme Gimme Gimme a kräfta till middag
Lick the tale and suck the salty claw with your jaw

And with some nubbe too, Kräfta will come for you!

Gimme Gimme Gimme a kräfta till middag
Won ́t some body help me peal the skin of this guy

Gimme Gimme Gimme a kräfta till middag
Lick the tale and suck the salty claw with your jaw

There were endless laughs and more double entendre than our brains could handle, but by the end of the evening, Fanny had us feeling like bonafide Swedes. 
 

If you would like to feature Fanny's fabulous songs at your very own crayfish party, you can download her song book below. 

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