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still brought the presents

"'Julbocken'", with the opening lines '"En jul nr mor var liten"', is a Christmas song written by Alice Tegnr. The lyrics describe a time when the 'Julbocken' (Yule goat or Christmas goat) was still a more popular Christmas gift-bringer in Sweden than the 'Jultomten' (Christmas elves or gnomes) or Santa Claus. The lyrics describe the goat giving presents, a doll for "Mother" when she was a child, who was frightened when the goat jumped; and for her brother, a drum and a trumpet. When the goat is old, he returns to "Mother", who now has children of her own.


*Sjung med oss, Mamma! 6, 1913


A recording was done by Alice Babs in Stockholm in November 1963. Another recording was done by pupils from Stockholms musikgymnasium and Stockholms musikklasser on the 1972 album 'God morgon, mitt herrskap'. The song was also recorded by Anita Lindblom on her 1975 Christmas album 'Jul med tradition'.




Category:1913 songs

Category:Swedish Christmas songs

Category:Swedish-language songs

Category:Anita Lindblom songs

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