Sing and set sail with your very own boat!

Barneblad Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall We all know the Norwegians are great boat builders and sailors, with a long tradition going back to old Viking times. This is only natural in a country with water everywhere, with a long coastline, and fjords, rivers, and lakes everywhere. Many Norwegians spend their weekends and holidays out on the water, and many families own their own motorboat or sailboat. But even if you don’t live close to the water, you can share this love of the sea in so many different ways. One way is to sing a song about the sea. There are many old folk tunes, starting with the old nursery rhyme and children’s song  “Ro, ro, ro din båt” (Row, row, row your boat”). Everyone knows the melody to this popular round, and learning the Norwegian words isn’t difficult. Norwegian: Ro, ro, ro din båt, Ta din åre fatt. Vuggende, vuggende, Vu
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Lori Ann Reinhall

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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