Monday, January 09, 2006

Bistro Jeanty

Pictures from Saturday night's outing to Yountville to celebrate Beffie's birthday!

When we arrived to drop Caroline off at her friend Sarah's house to spend the night, we were greeted by this sign on the front gate:



As I said, there was much merriment at the birthday party. Here, Beth's Swedish sister-in-law Pia, and her brother Peter who was visiting from Stockholm, sang Beth what they claimed was a traditional Swedish birthday song.



Here's what it was, apparently:

Swedish Version
Ja, må du leva, Ja, må du leva,
Ja, må du leva uti hundrade år.
Ja, må du leva, Ja, må du leva,
Ja, må du leva uti hundrade år.

Ja, visst ska du leva, Ja, visst ska du (han, hon, dom) leva,
Ja, visst ska du leva uti hundrade år.
Ja, visst ska du leva, Ja, visst ska du (han, hon, dom) leva,
Ja, visst ska du leva uti hundrade år.

"Ett fyraldigt leve... leve du. HURRAH, HURRAH, HURRAH, HURRAH."

English Translation
Yes, may you live, Yes, may you live,
Yes, may you live for a hundred years.
Yes, may you live, Yes, may you live,
Yes, may you live for a hundred years.

Oh sure, you will live, Oh sure, you will live,
Oh sure, you will live for a hundred years.
Oh sure, you will live, Oh sure, you (he, she, they) will live,
Oh sure, you will live for a hundred years.

Pia and Peter claimed there was a verse in there about being carted away in a wheelbarrow, but the internet version I found didn't say anything about that! Perhaps they added that especially for Beth?

And here we all are (except Roger, who was taking the photo) looking properly celebratory:

2 comments:

Deb R said...

You all look like you're having a blast! :-)

Scrapmaker said...

Looks like fun, and the food sounds wonderful. Like your jacket (shirt?) Very pretty. Jen