On Bonden Och Kråkan -
children's folk melody and lyric come from Sweden. "Och bonden han
körde/ till furuskog. / Där såg han en kråka / som satt och gol, / Och
bonden han vände / då om igen. / "Ajaj!, mor, den kråkan / hon biter mig!"
"A farmer drove / Where he saw a crow / Which sat, cawing. / And the farmer
then / Turned back home. / "Ow! Ow! Ma'am, that crow / Will peck at me!"
The outlandish tale has told in increasingly unbelievable exaggerations has
the farmer shoot the crow, and then make twelve pounds of candles from the
tallow, vats of salted meat, eighteen pairs of shoes, stuffing for
mattresses and pillows, fans, a church tower, and at the end a sailing ship.
pages, circa 3' 45" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano
On "Bonden Och Kråkan"