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Nu tändas tusen juleljus is one of the most loved Christmas hymns in my country. It was composed about one hundred years ago by a woman Emmy Köhler who is known almost only for this hymn.

Last Christmas I (kind of) taught Mystified to sing this song in Swedish and the recroding went in to the Noel Project and posted here at macjams (still is). It was also featured on The Lost Records™ Splendor Bright CD.

But here is this years solo guitar version .. well, almost solo, since I dubbed guitars .. TWO tracks (for the first time).
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Lyrics
Nu tändas tusen juleljus på jordens mörka rund.
Och tusen, tusen strålar ock på himlens djupblå grund.
För över stad och land i kväll går julens glada bud.
Att född är herren Jesus Krist, vår frälsare och gud.

Du stjärna över Betlehem, låt ditt milda ljus få lysa in med hopp och frid, i varje hem ochhus.
I varje hjärta kallt och mörkt, sänd du en stråle blid,
en stråle av Guds kärleksljus, i signad juletid.

(Emmy Köhler)

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Translation:

1) Now a thousand christmas candles are lit, on the dark earthly round.
And thousands, thousands are also shining (beaming) on the deep-blue ground of heaven.

2) And over city and land tonight, the happy message of Christmas is going--
That born is the Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour and God.

3) You star over Betlehem, oh, let your mild light shine in with hope and peace(fulness) in every home and house.

4) In every heart poor and dark, send you a gentle beam.
A beam of Gods loves light, in blessed Christmas time.

(translation: Curry)
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Uploaded: Dec 14, 2006 - 05:03:25 PM
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2007 - 10:17:05 AM Last Played: Jan 08, 2018 - 11:51:18 PM
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Furch acoustic guitar
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Comments
jiguma said 4175 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Reliably beautiful!
My Xmas CD is slowly starting to fill up - and what a variety this year! This is a beautiful piece/s of playing Curry - and very nicely recorded. I saw a show about Sweden on TV last night and was thinking of you, so it is coincidental that you posted this today. We've been looking at a lot of things about Scandinavia lately - Finnland looks good too. Maybe 2007?
Thanks again Curry - wonderful playing as always,
Neil
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Cori Ander said 4175 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Well mr Jiguma
You are so welcome here if you happen to be around, I have yet never met any other MJammers live. Be sure come in the summer though (and remember that winter is kind of summer here for you ;-)

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Roxylee said 4175 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Ahhhh.....
Like medicine for the soul, is your guitar playing. Beautiful, just beautiful.
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Cori Ander said 4175 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Thank you
Thank you for letting me know when the music "works"!

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Johannes Curry
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thoddi said 4175 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Emmy
Where was she from? I know this song very well as we have our norwegian translation of it...

Your playing is delightful and you got the right mood for a peaceful christmas holiday.
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Cori Ander said 4174 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
From http://sv.wikipedia.org (translated)
Emmy Köhler, born 1858 in Stockholm, Sweden, died 1925, swedish teacher, songwriter, komposer of childrens song. Buried at Fresta in Upplands Väsby, Sweden.

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Johannes Curry
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composerclark said 4175 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Chester and Lester
Man, is this ever beautiful! And you play it incredibly well; the two guitars are completely in sync with one another. I like the stereo separation between them. The sound is spectacular! So soulful!

Merry Christmas!
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Cori Ander said 4174 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
:-)
Thanks a lot Clark!
And a merry merry Christmas to you!

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Johannes Curry
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Ed Hannifin said 4175 days ago (December 14th, 2006)
Serendipity, my friend...
...as when I just came in from my new church (welcoming dinner tonight), where the choir came in while we were eating and sang a stunningly beautiful 'Carol Of The Bells'... and one of my co-workers came into my office and brought me a CD of 'The Cardigans', a Swedish group... and then I come home and find this entirely beautiful, moving, captivating tune rendered so perfectly as to pace and phrase and just the delicate chiming tone of the acoustic...

It seems as if you're in the air tonight, or something is...

What a truly beautiful Christmas gift...

Ed
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Cori Ander said 4174 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
A funny coincidence..
A funny coincidence is, that I recorded this tune on an iMac which I had borrowed from a friend, Rickard, who has a band, and the name of that band is ... Serendipity. A very rarely used word in Swedish. Actually I had never heard it before Rickard and friends named their band.
(http://www.srndpty.se/Webbplats/Sweet%20Home.html)

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ziti said 4174 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
just
freaking SWEEEET!!!...this is so pretty and well done...but you are getting like me and cheating with two tracks!!...we'll have none of that young man!!

You are a constant inspiration and joy and i think you are a gift god gave to me to lighten my mood. heheheh....

all my best to you curry...you are the MAN!!

z
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Cori Ander said 4174 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
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Thanks a lot for your very personal and positive comment Fran!
It is support like this that makes me going and going and going again. To work through music that works, that makes difference (as opposed to letting it stay half made in a drawer or a hard disk).

Wish you a blessed 2007!

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perceptualvortex said 4174 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Nice
This is beautiful, Curry. Your playing fills the room with peace. Merry Christmas!
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Cori Ander said 4173 days ago (December 16th, 2006)
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Thank you .. Happy you like it!

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Scott Carmichael said 4174 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
I will be playing this around the house
I can assure you, this will be heard in my home through the season... my wife (My 1st wife, is how I introduce her) loves to have Christmas music playing day and night, and this is perfect... once again you play and record so well, soothing and beautiful...

thanx for this
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Cori Ander said 4173 days ago (December 16th, 2006)
Wow Scott
That is a compliment ..

And I have been sending mails to my friends telling they HAVE to listen to your "oh come Emanuel" ...

Merry Christmas Scott!

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Johannes Curry
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FEEL said 4174 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Beautiful song
I would love to also hear this performed with a vocal track. Well shared with your abilities Curry. The melody has a Christmas feel and the lyrical translation is to the point. Thanks
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Cori Ander said 4173 days ago (December 16th, 2006)
Thank you
Thank you TEXAS, and a Merry Merry Christmas and a blessed 2007!

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Johannes Curry
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Scorpjammer said 4174 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Double the Pleasure
Your choice of two guitar tracks makes this rich, traditonal tune so much richer. Great sound and top-notch playing.

My headphones runneth over with with holiday cheer, Cori!

I raise my glass of toasty warm and spicey Glogg to you!

Happy Holidays!

hiccup! excus me! Hehehe!
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Cori Ander said 4173 days ago (December 16th, 2006)
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haha! Lots of Merry Christmas to you Scorpie!
Wish you a blessed 2007!

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Johannes Curry
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said 4174 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Gorgeous!
As sweet as it gets, so effortless to listen to, thanks for the good feelings
Cori Ander said 4169 days ago (December 20th, 2006)
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Thanks Tom!

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Johannes Curry
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kristyjo said 4174 days ago (December 16th, 2006)
Beautiful
The two guitars add a richness like a holiday tapestry - each part fits together perfectly, but they also add depth and texture to the piece.
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vikos said 4173 days ago (December 16th, 2006)
good
it is a beautiful song with a beautiful melody. wat dos mean Nu tndas tusen juleljus?
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Cori Ander said 4173 days ago (December 16th, 2006)
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it means "Now a thousand christmas candles are lit" .. you can see my whole attempt at doing a translation under the Lyrics header above :-)

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Johannes Curry
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Mcboy said 4173 days ago (December 16th, 2006)
this
must definitely go on thre christmas cd list.....well played and that noise gate u used worked nicely.....that furch has a nice ring and sound....i like it....its a beautiful song curry and u certainly did it justice...peace....
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Rebsie said 4172 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
Loveliness
What a beautiful rich tone the guitars have, which fits so well with the cascading melody. And your playing is full of warmth and joy. Great stuff.
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futzpucker said 4171 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Such beauty...
This is just absolutely filled with heart and love and the feelings of yours that we get to feel as we listen to this point in your lifetime journey of guitar playing.

As many have said before me, the songs you play are all gifts. Thank you for them, and for the places of peace and depth you take us to.
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Alannah said 4171 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
well ....
... of course I downloaded it ...... lovely !
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j2morrow said 4171 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
A joy to listen to
Wonderful playing, as always. I liked the dubbing of the second guitar--it adds a richness to the tune. And a wonderful tune, too bad it isn't known here in America.
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mikkinylund said 4171 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Awww...
This was one of the first songs I ever performed live, not myself, but as a group of very young boys back in a Church, way-way back in time...but does it bring back memories, wow. This is very, very beautifully done, in all aspects, from performance mostly, but also to the recording. I miss the vocals however - this was and is a song that to me has it's message in the lyrics; that makes its completion. And, I know; where to get the choir? :)

Good work as usual. Nothing wrong with two track.

Mikki
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I. Spike said 4171 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Really...
Really beautiful. I don't care that I don't know the song, I enjoyed anyway.
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bug67 said 4171 days ago (December 18th, 2006)
Splendid!
Ribbon mics, eh? Absolutely beautiful!

Happy Noel!
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said 4170 days ago (December 19th, 2006)
This is so
Well played I have heard this many times in different performance... And I most say your playing is fabulous nice and clean all the way....Like a real pro.
KUDOS
Merry Christmas and tanks for this great tune.
Kenta
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