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Song Lyric Sunday – “Sov Gott”

This is my first attempt at Song Lyric Sunday, currently hosted by Jim Adams. All of the rules for this blogging challenge and all the contributed lyrics for today can be found by clicking here.

The prompt Dream / Lullaby / Sleep intrigued me. A rich topic for songwriters and singers as well. I thought of all the lyrics and songs easy to recall when I remembered this one.

The song I chose was both written and recorded by Jewel.

Jewel Kilcher was born in Utah and moved to Alaska to live with her father after her parents were divorced. She and her father sometimes performed in bars and roadhouses from the age of 8. She left home at 15 and at the age of 16 she enrolled in the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan where she studied operatic voice. (Jewel (singer) early life. Wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2019-08-25.)

The song I chose is Sov Got (sleep Well). It is featured on her album Lullaby. It is rhythmically beautiful in any language.


The song was written in Swedish. I have provided the lyrics for Swedish and the English translation as published on the Jewel Wiki. ( “Sov Gott (Sleep Well“. Retrieved 2019-08-25. Welcome to the Jewel Wiki. )

SWEDISH

Sov gott, vackra delfin
Sov gott, jag vita varg
Vi har kärlek för varandra
För varandra
För alltid

Sov gott, vackra delfin
Sov gott, jag vita varg
Vi har kärlek för varandra
För varandra
För alltid

Sov gott
Sov gott, jag vita varg
Morgonen vaknar
Då kysser vi
Kysser vi, Kysser vi,
Sov gott
Sov gott, för alltid

Sov gott, vackra delfin
Sov gott, jag vita varg
Vi har kärlek för varandra
För varandra, för alltid

Sov gott
Sov gott, jag vita varg
Morgonen vaknar
Då kysser vi,
Då kysser vi, för alltid
Då kysser vi, för alltid
Sov gott
Sov gott
Sov gott


ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Sleep Well

Sleep well, beautiful dolphin
Sleep well, white wolf
We have love for each other
For each other
Forever

Sleep well, beautiful dolphin
Sleep well, white wolf
We have love for each other
For each other
Forever

Sleep well,
Sleep well, white wolf
Morning wakes
Then we kiss
We kiss, we kiss
Sleep well
Sleep well, forever

Sleep well, beautiful dolphin
Sleep well, white wolf
We have love for each other
For each other, forever

Sleep well
Sleep well, white wolf
Morning wakes
Then we kiss
Then we kiss, forever
Then we kiss, forever
Sleep well
Sleep well
Sleep well

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22 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – “Sov Gott””

  1. Maggie this really is a beautiful song, thanks for sharing your music today and please stop by again. I went to Sweden once for business, but everyone there spoke English which was good for me. It is a lovely country.

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  2. This might be the best Jewel song I’ve ever heard. It’s just beautiful and so unlike anything I would associate with her, even though I’ve always liked her voice. This reaches a whole new level of voice range I never expected. Thank you so much for the introduction! 🙂

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