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Translation from Swedish needed


Vlad1234 14 | 572
28 Aug 2019  #1
There is a song from Russian series movie "A Young Russia" which is represented as an "ancient and scary pirates song". The name of the song seems to be "Fifallerala". I think it would be interesting to find entire lyrics with translation. It sounds impressive. Does anyone knows what "Fifalleralla" means in Swedish? This is the only one "foreign" word in the song as the rest is in Russian. Approximate lyrics:

"Hurry to drink (vine), hurry to drink (vine), and no wash our hands. Because the blood cannot be washed away. An old woman fill our cups, etc..."

youtu.be/zb1aOfzH-u4
Lyzko 23 | 6,542
28 Aug 2019  #2
Did you get my private message, Vlad?
OP Vlad1234 14 | 572
29 Aug 2019  #3
Thank you. But I'm not sure it does have relation to the song.
Lyzko 23 | 6,542
29 Aug 2019  #4
Nor am I. Just thought I'd try:-)
Good hunting!
DominicB - | 2,678
30 Aug 2019  #5
Does anyone knows what "Fifalleralla" means in Swedish?

It doesn't mean anything in Swedish, or any other language.

The sole reference to the "word" I could find was to a 1876 German novel. In one chapter, there is a folk song sung in a tavern with the words:

"A magpie sits in a tree.
Fifalleralla".

With "fifalleralla" apparently representing the sound of a magpie singing.

Like "Cockadoodle Doo" is supposed to represent the sound of a rooster crowing.

The "fif" element is a vague reference to a whistling sound, pfeiffen in German. The rest is nonsense syllables.
skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
30 Aug 2019  #6
It doesn't 'mean' anything. It's a silly drinking song you'll hear at most Swedish parties.

youtu.be/JayvbANMi_s
Lyzko 23 | 6,542
30 Aug 2019  #7
The Swedish word for butterfly is "faril", and so I took it to be that.
DominicB's right though, it's doubtless a nonsense word and nothing more.
OP Vlad1234 14 | 572
30 Aug 2019  #8
Thank you. I've suspected it. But what about old Swedish or Scandinavian pirate's songs? Are there many? Are they still remembered? Are they scarry?
Lyzko 23 | 6,542
30 Aug 2019  #9
You mean "sjomansvisor", probably, aka sailor shanties. Among them are pirate songs, this is true, but I haven't run across too many which I can

actually bring to mind:-)
OP Vlad1234 14 | 572
30 Aug 2019  #10
Do not wash our hands and drink, fifalleralla
Hurry to drink, because it cannot be washed away...
Fifalleralla-leralla,
Blood cannot be washed away

Hey, an old witch, meet up the guests!
The tavern didn't expected such a guests and neither the innkeeper
Fill our caps old woman, faster!
Don't you know what to serve?
Not what we shed, but something even redder!
Pour in the caps!
Fifalleralla!
La-la!


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