Små Grodorna – Swedish Midsummer Song Lyrics & English Translation

Swedish midsummer celebration, Swedes dancing to "små grodorna"
Swedish midsummer celebration

Små grodorna (little frogs) is one of the most popular songs during midsummer in Sweden. Swedes love it! Everyone, old and young, unite around the midsummer pole to dance in circles, pretending to be little frogs.

If you also want to sing along next time you celebrate midsummer in Sweden, find the lyrics and English translation below.

Here is a video with melody of your soon to be favourite Swedish song (yes, it’s even more catchy and memorable than any ABBA song):


Små grodorna text & English translation

Små grodorna, små grodorna är lustiga att se.

The little frogs, the little frogs are funny to observe.

Små grodorna, små grodorna är lustiga att se.

The little frogs, the little frogs are funny to observe.

Ej öron, ej öron, ej svansar hava de.

No ears, no ears, no tails do they possess.

Ej öron, ej öron, ej svansar hava de.

No ears, no ears, no tails do they possess.

Kou ack ack ack, kou ack ack ack,
kou ack ack ack ack kaa.
Kou ack ack ack, kou ack ack ack,
kou ack ack ack ack kaa.

(Kou ack ack ack is the sound frogs make in Sweden, obviously.)

Second verse

Små grisarna, små grisarna är lustiga att se.

The little pigs, the little pigs are funny to observe.

Små grisarna, små grisarna är lustiga att se.

The little pigs, the little pigs are funny to observe.

Båd öron, båd öron, och svansar hava de.

Both ears, both ears and tails do they possess.

Båd öron, båd öron, och svansar hava de.

Both ears, both ears and tails do they possess.

Å nöff nöff nöff, å nöff nöff nöff,
å nöff nöff nöff nöff nöff.
Å nöff nöff nöff, å nöff nöff nöff,
å nöff nöff nöff nöff nöff.

(Nöff nöff is Swedish/pig-ish for oink oink.)

Now, strech your legs, put on your midsummer flower crown, and start dancing like a little frog!

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