ARGH what was this SONG
January 9, 2014 12:26 PM Subscribe
Years ago there was a song on A Prarie Home Companion, sung by a chorus with no instrumentation, that sounded almost like it was in Swedish Chef Swedish, and included banging noises. I know little else about it, but have been trying to identify it and find out who sung it. Googling doesn't help. Can any of you?
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Years ago, at least six I think, in passing I heard a very strange song on A Prairie Home Companion. It sounded like it was in Swedish, and it was sung without instrumental accompaniment by a chorus. The Swedish it sounded like was very Swedish Chef-like, down to including a word that I seem to remember sounding like bork, or some other, sharp, short word. I remember there was a place where they made banging noises to punctuate the word. While the lyrics (which I didn't understand) were somewhat funny in how they sounded, there was also a great melancholy aspect to the song. I have never heard anything like it since.
I heard only part of it, in passing, and years ago, so please take into account any memory decay that might have occurred between then and now. And I know literally nothing else about it, what it's called, who performed it, whether it was really Swedish, or another language, or gibberish, or anything. But it has completely resisted my attempts to Google for it, and it continues to pop up in memory from time to time, so I figured I should ask if any of you might be able to identify it from my description.