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'Raska ftter springa tripp, tripp, tripp' or just 'Raska ftter', is a Christmas song, originally published in 'Julklappen' in 1901. The song, originally entitled 'Liten julvisa', describes a time when on several places in Sweden, the Christmas goat was still the Christmas giftbringer, and not Santa Claus. Sigrid Skldberg-Pettersson (18701941) wrote lyrics while Emmy Khler (18581925) wrote music.
The song lyrics describe Christmas celebrations in a family from the first Christmas presents are wrapped until the Christmas tree is taken out. The song remained in popularity throughout the 20th century, and is often sung when dancing around the Christmas tree. Despite Santa Claus replacing the Christmas Goat, the lyrics describe Swedish Christmas celebrations as most Swedes know it throughout the 20th century, with the family gathered around the Christmas tree, and Christmas presents.
*Nu ska vi sjunga, 1943, as "Liten julvisa", under the lines "Julsnger"
*Julens nskesngbok, 1997, as "Raska ftter springa tripp, tripp, tripp", under the lines "Traditionella julsnger"
*Barnens svenska sngbok, 1999, as "Raska ftter springa tripp, tripp, tripp (Liten julvisa)", under the lines "ret runt".
An early recording was done by Alice Skoglund in February 1928, and the record was released in October that year. The song was also recorded by the Glenmark Family on the 1983 album 'Frn advent till jul'.
Category:Swedish Christmas songs
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