Morsgrisar är vi allihopa

Lyrics - Swedish

(Swedish folk song)

Morsgrisar är vi allihopa, allihopa, allihopa.
Morsgrisar är vi allihopa, allihopa, ja mä’.
Du mä’ och ja mä’.
Du mä’ och ja mä’.

English Translation - Mother's Little Pigs

We take care of each other,* everyone, everyone.
We take care of each other, everyone, I do.
You do and I do
You do and I do

*“Morsgrisar är vi allihopa” is an idiom. Literally it means we are all “sows” or mother pigs, but it usually means we all give to each other or take care of each other. (source)

Singable English Lyrics

We all are mother’s little piglets,
little piglets, little piglets.
We all are mother’s little piglets,
little piglets we are.
You are, and I am.
You are, and I am.
(source)

Motions

Students stand in a circle, either the whole class or several smaller circles.
  • Measures 1-4 – Hold hands and circle to the right.
  • Measures 5-8 – Circle left.
  • Measures 9-12 – Point with both fingers at the other students on “Du mä’,” and point with both fingers at yourself on “och jag mä’.”

YouTube

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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