Hils til dem derhjemme

The Scandinavian-American anthem LORI ANN REINHALL Editor-in-chief The Norwegian American Over the years’s, it’s been a song that is often sung at gatherings in the Scandinavian-American community across North America. I once sang it at a concert in Iceland with my old friend and musical partner Jim Nelson, when the entire audience enthusiastically joined us in song. So beloved is this old song. “Hils fra mig derhjemme” first appeared in 1922 at a Tivoli revue in Copenhagen, Denmark, with the music by Elith Worsing and lyrics by Ludvig Brandstrup. Fredrik Friis reworked the text to Norwegian. Soon the song became very popular with sailors and its popularity spread to the other side of the Atlantic. There are many versi
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Lori Ann Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, is a multilingual journalist and cultural ambassador based in Seattle. She is the president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association, and she serves on the boards of several Nordic organizations.

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