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Language: Norwegian (Nynorsk)

Aa hipp og hoppe
og tipp og toppe
paa denne Dag;
aa nipp og nappe
og tripp og trappe
i slikt eit Lag.
Og det er Kjæl-i-Sol,
og det er Spel-i-Sol,
og det er Titr-i-[Lid]1,
og det er Glitr-i-[Lid]1,
og det er Kjæte
og Lurvelæte
ein Solskindag.

Aa nupp i Nakken,
og stup i Bakken
og tipp paa Taa;
aa rekk i Ringen
og svipp i Svingen
og hopp-i-haa.
Og det er Steik-i-Sol,
og det er Leik-i-Sol,
og det er Glim-i-[Lid]1,
og det er Stim-i-[Lid]1,
og det er Kvitter
og Bekkje-Glitter
og lognt i Kraa.

Aa trapp og tralle,
og Puff i Skalle,
den skal du ha!
Og snipp og snute,
og Kyss paa Trute,
den kan du ta.
Og det er Rull-i-Ring,
og det er Sull-i-Sving,
og det er Lett-paa-Taa,
og det er Sprett-paa-Taa,
og det er hei-san
og det er hopp-san
og tra-la-la.

Translation(s): ENG FRE GER

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1 Elling, Grieg, Lie: "Li"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Peter Low) , "Little goats' dance", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Danse des oisons", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Tanz der Zicklein", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Little goats' dance

Language: English after the Norwegian (Nynorsk)

We hip and hop 
on the tip and top
       	Of the mountain grass
We nap and nip 
with a trap and trip
       	As the daylight lasts
We do play-in-sun, 
we do stay-in-sun
We do high on toes, 
we do fly on toes
And then it's laughter 
and chasing after
  	 Oh oh Tralala!

We jump and swing, 
we romp in a ring
On days of sun
We butt on butt, 
we bump on bum
On days of fun 
We do the skippy bit, 
we do the nippy bit
We do the hoppy bit, 
we do the stroppy bit
It's all commotion 
of goats in motion
Oh oh Tralala!

On the hill we lick, 
on the hill we kick
	Now Spring is here
On the hill is noise, 
on the hill are joys 
	Now the skies are clear
We do the scooty thing, 
we do the cutie thing
We do the giddy thing, 
we do the kiddy thing
And so it's laughter 
or even dafter
Oh oh Tralala!

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Text added to the website: 2015-10-26.
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