På himmelen vandra tre stjärnor. Den ene är så vit, den andra är så röd, den tredje är månen den gula.

Hello everyone,

this commercial for Ikea’s beds (which are utter shit btw) came on the other day, and it featured this really old, Swedish song that I vaguely remembered from my childhood. I didn’t remember it being so beautiful though. It has this kind of mythical feel, set in a minor key and with pretty lyrics. Here’s a (very poor) translation of two of the verses, and the Ikea version (only the first verse is the same).

Byssan lull, boil the full pot,
There comes three wanderers on the road,
Byssan lull, boil the full pot,
There comes three wanderers on the road.
The first, oh so slickly,
The second, oh so blind, 
The third he says nothing at all.

Byssan lull, boil the full pot,
The treasure chest has three figures,
Byssan lull, boil the full pot, 
The treasure chest has three figures.
The first is our faith,
The second is our hope, 
The third is love the red one. 

Originally by Evert Taube.