"Skutan" - Swedish original or Danish cover?

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Which version of "Skutan" for you?

Evert Taube
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"Skutan" - Swedish original or Danish cover?

Postby GoogaMooga » 10 Nov 2019, 20:39

"Skutan" is an important sea shanty in Swedish (and Danish) culture. It's getting rubbished in the Folk cup. If pressed, which do you prefer, the Swedish original by Evert Taube or the Danish cover by Otto Brandenburg?

Evert Taube's original:

Otto Brandenburg's cover:
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Re: "Skutan" - Swedish original or Danish cover?

Postby John aka Josh » 10 Nov 2019, 21:52

Unfortunately Otto Brandenburg's version is not available in my country. However if it has the saccharine orchestration used in Evert Taube's version this may be no bad thing.

Suspect I'd prefer this version over either.


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Re: "Skutan" - Swedish original or Danish cover?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 Nov 2019, 11:40

The two Googa posted are both really horribly arranged, very schmaltzy and reeking of Danish Blue. (*Note - embarrassing lack of awareness of scandinavian cheese types makes this less funny than it should've sounded)

That last one is better. Definitely.
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Re: "Skutan" - Swedish original or Danish cover?

Postby harvey k-tel » 12 Nov 2019, 20:51

Ah yes, Das Boot Skutan Bügie
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Re: "Skutan" - Swedish original or Danish cover?

Postby Muskrat » 12 Nov 2019, 21:11

This is the kind of question that keeps me awake, nights.
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