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Hållilå, uti storm och regn Op. 60 no.2

Hållilå, uti storm och regn

Och när jag var en liten smådräng,
Hållilå, uti storm och regn,
Då var mig en bädd icke mer än en säng,
Förty regnet det regnar var eviga dag.
Men när jag som karl börja' leva helt stort,
Hållilå, uti storm och regn,
Då stängde envar för tjuven sin port,
Förty regnet det regnar var eviga dag.
Och ack då jag fick mig etta äkta viv,
Hållilå, uti storm och regn,
Då lade jag af mitt rumlande liv,
Förty regnet det regnar var eviga dag.
Men när som jag tog mig en lur så söt,
Hållilå, uti storm och regn,
Då hade jag druckit mig full som ett nöt,
Förty regnet det regnar var eviga dag.
En god stund redan vår värld hållit ut,
Hållilå, uti storm och regn,
Men det är detsamma; vårt spel är slut.
Gå det bra, ska vi spela var eviga dag.

Hållilå, uti storm och regn

When that I was and a little tiny boy,
With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,
A foolish thing was but a toy,
For the rain it raineth every day.
But when I came to man’s estate,
With hey, ho, …
’Gainst knaves and thieves men shut their gate,
For the rain, …
But when I came, alas! to wive,
With hey, ho, …
By swaggering could I never thrive,
For the rain, …
But when I came unto my beds,
With hey, ho, …
With toss-pots still had drunken heads,
For the rain, …
A great while ago the world begun,
With hey, ho, …
But that’s all one, our play is done,
And we’ll strive to please you every day.
Twelfth Night

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Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is best known for his set of seven symphonies, but he also composed over a hundred songs for voice and piano, and various pieces inspired by nature and Nordic mythology.

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William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, at age 49, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, which has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, and religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

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