So there we were. Four
American guys, pretending to be polite and proper Swedish tourists
singing a bawdy song from a great Hawaiian song tradition of mixed
cultures. It was pretty funny at the time though the telling of it
now is merely droll.
We started to sing the song and when Liza came out doing her
interpretation of the Hula in a grass skirt...
well, she brought the house down.
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The setting: skit night atPinewoods Camper’s Week
2009. Most of the contra
Picnicwere at camp that week
and we decided to resurrect our Swedish persona... The Jansson
Brothers Swedish Family Orchestra. This has become a yearly running
gag at the Camper’s Week Skits where Sam introduces the band and
tells a few jokes, all in Swedish, before we play a lovely double
fiddle brudmarsch. Sam actually does speak the language and no one
understands a word he is saying. Translation is provided by band
mate Michael (he actually understands no Swedish) who does his best
to share the jollity with all.
It was really quite an
amusing cross cultural scenario and Sam’s jokes are so bad, they’re
good. This year we upped the ante by deciding that all four of us
Jansson brothers had gone collecting local folk music while on
vacation in Hawaii... just like that Cecil Sharp fellow we had been
hearing about. Apparently, we heard this hapa haole song on
location and we would like to now present it to the company for