History Music / CarlMichaelBellman

8th Nov '16 7:06:33 PM dlchen145
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BadAss: Lorenz Mollberg
22nd Jul '16 12:54:36 PM Eilevgmyhren
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* InformedAbility: Meta-example. Bellman is said to be the most famous composer in Swedish culture, but it so happens that he actually snitched most of his tunes from others (traditional tunes and old folk songs are easy to find). This is said to make a rather ironic twist to the subject of Swedish cultural history. His lyrics, however, are a different matter.
23rd Apr '16 11:04:20 PM aye_amber
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Bellman's songs are still very much a living part of Swedish culture. Many contemporary musicians (including {{Candlemass}} and {{Marduk}}) have recorded versions of one or more of his songs, and you can still hear some of his songs sung by rowdy partyers if you stroll through Stockholm's Old Town late at night.

to:

Bellman's songs are still very much a living part of Swedish culture. Many contemporary musicians (including {{Candlemass}} Music/{{Candlemass}} and {{Marduk}}) Music/{{Marduk}}) have recorded versions of one or more of his songs, and you can still hear some of his songs sung by rowdy partyers partiers if you stroll through Stockholm's Old Town late at night.
4th Aug '15 1:41:27 AM kjnoren
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->(Do you think your grave is too deep? Very well, then take a drink.\\
->-- Fredmans epistel n:o 21

to:

->(Do you think your grave is too deep? Very well, then take a drink.\\
->--
drink.
-->--
Fredmans epistel n:o 21
4th Aug '15 1:38:50 AM kjnoren
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''Glimmande Nymf'', the original text goes from classical references to panic to comic disaster during a sex act.
** In ''Gubben Noach'' and other songs the patriarchs of the Bible are portayed as lewd drunkards.

to:

** In ''Glimmande ''Epistle 72: Glimmande Nymf'', the original text goes from classical references to panic to comic disaster during a sex act.
** In ''Gubben ''Song 35: Gubben Noach'' and other songs the patriarchs of the Bible are portayed as lewd drunkards.drunkards.
** ''Epistle 80: Liksom en herdinna'' starts out with a direct paraphrase about the proper way of writing poetry according to the high fashion of the day: tasteful, subdued, and adorable. It ends with sex, being too drunk too stand, and general chaos.



-->Move over, Norström; your fiancée belongs to all of us!
* NoSexAllowed: So averted...

to:

-->Move over, Norström; your fiancée the lady belongs to all of us!
* NoSexAllowed: So averted...
us!
7th Mar '15 3:47:48 PM beergood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Bowdlerise}}: "Gubben Noach" has become a very popular children's song, which usually leaves out all the references to wine (in other words, leaves out 7 1/2 verses of 8).



* DeathsHourglass: "Death has put his hourglass by my glass, his arrows lie scattered among my bottles..."



* MeaningfulFuneral: Epistle 81, "Behold, How Our Shadow", with its detailed and [[TearJerker heart-rending]] depiction of a funeral, has become one of his most enduring songs, performed by everyone from balladeers to Music/{{Candlemass}}.



-->Move over, Norström; your fiancée belongs to all of us!



* NotStayingForBreakfast: "Glimmande Nymf" has the subtitle "A note left by Cajsa Lisa's bed late at night".
* APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: Frequently.
-->Drinking, boozing, and having your girl: This is the gospel of Saint Fredman!
* {{Scatting}}: In his own performances, Bellman would often accompany himself on the lute and sing all other instruments. This got written into the songs, and many of his songs require the singer to imitate cellos, oboes, flutes...



* WretchedHive: Stockholm

to:

* WeAllDieSomeday: The mortality rate was high in 18th century Stockholm (no less so among those who drank as hard as Bellman and his characters), so death is a constant presence in many songs and the main topic of songs like "Oh, Death Is A Dreadful Bear" or "Drink Up, See, Death Awaits You".
* WretchedHive: StockholmStockholm. Taken UpToEleven in "Proud City!", which opens with what can only be described as a long rap about someone trying to make their way through the city at rush hour.
-->Was ist das? Make room by the rowers' stairs! Gangway, fiddlers, shoeshiners, customs officers and sailors! Hooray, put the herringtail on the beerbarrel! Trumps! Shut up, bitch. Matches, matches, six for a groat! Trump, eightpence bet! Courage, you old grenadier! Out of my way, coalmerchants, cleaning women and milkmaids! Cheers, this one's on me! Let Movitz pass with the bass fiddle. Make room, herring packers, baker's boys, peddlers, tailors and birdcatchers. Step aside, Mister Superintendent or Hyperintendent or whatever kind of rascal you are. Help that blind man with the lyre. Stop shoving! Punch him in the face!...
22nd Nov '14 6:51:34 AM Divra
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BoisterousBruiser: In Bellman's world, this is a Polish national trait. In fact, he describes several wild nights with the phrase "drank, fought and danced like a Polishman".
10th Oct '14 5:56:41 PM Divra
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

''Jergen Puckel'' (Jergen Hump) is a humpbacked German, dancer, gambler, and womanizer.


Added DiffLines:

* DealWithTheDevil: Jergen apparently signs over his soul to the Devil once every two years.
30th Jul '14 9:00:51 AM ricjac
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Carl Michael Bellman was an 18th century Swedish songwriter, and is still considered by many to be Sweden's greatest poet... [=EVER=]. Even if one thinks he has been surpassed later on, he fills the same role in Swedish music and poetry as Shakespeare does in English theatre: every later practicioner will have a relation to him. His main works are the Songs of Fredman (''Fredmans sånger'') and the Epistles of Fredman (''Fredmans epistlar''), each including some 70 songs, many of which are about four major forces that ruled 18th century Stockholm; [[TrueArtIsAngsty angst]], [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex lust]], [[DrowningMySorrows booze]] and [[DeathIsDramatic death]].

to:

Carl Michael Bellman was an 18th century Swedish [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] songwriter, and is still considered by many to be Sweden's greatest poet... [=EVER=]. Even if one thinks he has been surpassed later on, he fills the same role in Swedish music and poetry as Shakespeare does in English theatre: every later practicioner will have a relation to him. His main works are the Songs of Fredman (''Fredmans sånger'') and the Epistles of Fredman (''Fredmans epistlar''), each including some 70 songs, many of which are about four major forces that ruled 18th century Stockholm; [[TrueArtIsAngsty angst]], [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex lust]], [[DrowningMySorrows booze]] and [[DeathIsDramatic death]].
21st Jul '14 1:42:27 AM kjnoren
Is there an issue? Send a Message


One interesting thing about Bellman's songs is that they are mostly narrative stories, revolving around a group of characters living in 18th century Stockholm. Also the songs are often quite humorous, so they are kind of like episodes of a sitcom. However, a lot of the humour comes out of a CognitiveDissonance that isn't apparent today, in the way he mixed Biblical figures with drunkenness and lewdness, causing several scandals during his life. In a way, his social and artistic experimentation was so successful that we later on can't easily see the humour intended.

to:

One interesting thing about Most of Bellman's songs is that they are mostly narrative stories, revolving around a group of characters living in 18th century Stockholm. Also the songs are often quite humorous, so they are kind of like episodes of a sitcom. However, a lot of the humour comes out of a CognitiveDissonance that isn't apparent today, in the way he mixed Biblical figures with drunkenness and lewdness, causing several scandals during his life. In a way, his social and artistic experimentation was so successful that we later on can't easily see the humour intended.



* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: Jergen Puckel (though tecnically he's half-German).
* JuxtapositionGag. Used in just about every song.

to:

* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: Jergen Puckel (though tecnically technically he's half-German).
* JuxtapositionGag. Used in just about every song.frequently.



* TheAlcoholic: All the chracters of the songs, and Bellman himself.

to:

* TheAlcoholic: All Almost all the chracters characters of the songs, and Bellman himself.
This list shows the last 10 events of 13. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Music.CarlMichaelBellman