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May 15 2008

…and now it’s HIGH TIME for some SWEDISH music!

Filed under: music — Tags: , , , , , , , — MonkeyPrincess @ 13:18

The Little Ranter has gotten a new favorite Swedish artist, his name is Brolle (or Brolle Jr.), and he is most definitely good enough to share with the rest of the world!

(Music is after all a UNIVERSAL language – if a song is really good, you don’t HAVE TO understand the lyrics, you sort of FEEL the meaning of the words anyway…)

His real name is Kjell Wallmark, and he was born on November 10th in 1981, in a place called Inbyn, outside of Boden, waaaaaaaaay up north in Sweden.

Since his father’s first name is Kjell as well, Brolle’s older sisters began calling him “Lillebror” (Swedish for “Little brother”) so as not to confuse the two. The somewhat long nick name “Lillebror” then got shortened down to just “Brolle”.

He was called Brolle even by his friends in school, and today it is his stage name.

Brolle writes his own music, but he also likes to sing a lot of Swedish traditional folk songs, and then there’s of course Elvis…

[youtube width=”600″ height=”501″]http://youtube.com/watch?v=O1X6KOY-0JM[/youtube]

Brolle is singing the song “An American Trilogy” as a tribute to Elvis.

(You DID notice the hair, didn’t you? Yup, Brolle DEFINITELY has that Elvis look going – and that voice of his isn’t bad either!)

Here is a really sweet song that Brolle sings in Swedish, but I have first put in the Swedish lyrics, and then I have translated them into English so that it’s easier for you to understand:

[youtube width=”600″ height=”501″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzvMPEdsJEo[/youtube]

ORIGINAL LYRICS:

“Jag är född i en liten by i ett av världens hörn”

Jag är född i en liten by
i ett av världens hörn
Vid en landsväg där allt tar slut
och där älven har sitt krön

Jag är född i en liten by
och där är jag farsan son
det var längesen jag bodde där
men det är var jag kommer ifrån

I ett av världens hörn
I ett av världens hörn

Jag är född i en liten by
bland travarna av ved
Där skogen vuxit sig seg och stark
och människorna med

Jag har rest till en galen stad
med en himmel utav bly
Här är jag hemma, ändå inte alls
Jag är född i en liten by

I ett av världens hörn
I ett av världens hörn

Om jag så reser till en annan värld
där dom gör mig till en kung
Hör jag ljudet av en älv och en skog
i mitt hjärtas rum
Åååh

Jag är född i en liten by
I ett av världens hörn
Vid en landsväg där allt tar slut
och där älven har sitt krön

Jag är född i en liten by
och där är jag morsan son
det var längesedan jag bodde där
men det är var jag kommer ifrån

I ett av världens hörn
I ett av världens hörn…

TRANSLATED LYRICS:

“I was born in a small village in one of the corners of the world”

I was born in a small village
in one of the corners of the world
By a country road where everything ends
and where the river has its source

I was born in a small village
and there I’m my Daddy’s son
it’s been a long time since I lived there
but that’s where I come from

In one of the corners of the world
In one of the corners of the world

I was born in a small village
among the piles of wood
Where the forest has grown tough and strong
and the people too

I have traveled to a crazy city
with a sky made out of lead
Here I am home, yet not at all
I was rn in a small village

In one of the corners of the world
In one of the corners of the world

Even if I travel to an other world
where they turn me into a king
I hear the sound of a river and a forest
inside my heart
Oooh

I was born in a small village
in one of the corners of the world
By a country road where everything ends
and where the river has its source

I was born in a small village
and there I’m my Mama’s son
it’s been a long time since I lived there
but that’s where I come from

In one of the corners of the world
In one of the corners of the world…

🙂

3 Comments »

  1. I love this song!! 😀

    Comment by ojjo — May 15 2008 @ 15:40

  2. Hello,

    i am from Germany and I came across his music today on youtube. He has an amazing voice. Is he still singing?

    Greetings

    Monika

    Comment by Monika — Aug 05 2008 @ 23:12

  3. Hello, Monika.

    Yes, Brolle is still VERY MUCH active! (He is only 27 years old, so he’s got quite a number of years left in him!!!)

    Here is his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/brollejr

    Here is his official website (in Swedish): http://www.brollejr.com/

    During the fall of 2008 Brolle will be playing the part of Tommy in the musical “Footloose” up in Stockholm, here is the Swedish link: http://www.footloose-themusical.com/9.html

    And here is a brief description in English: http://www.wallmans.com/en/Theatre/Footloose/Default.aspx

    And you are right, Monika, he really DOES have an amazing voice! 🙂

    Comment by PeeWee — Aug 05 2008 @ 23:32

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