Songs of Fredman (Swedish: Fredmans sånger) is a collection of 65 poems and songs published in 1791 by the Swedish poet Carl Michael Bellman.
As a follow-up of Epistles of Fredman from the previous year, the book contains songs from a longer period. There are bible travesties ("Gubben Noak", "Gubben Loth och hans gamla Fru", "Joachim uti Babylon"), drinking songs ("Bacchi Proclama", "Til buteljen") and lyrical passages ("Haga (Fjäriln vingad)").
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... The songs portray a series of persons, mostly people lapsed into heavy drinking ... Named persons are Kolmodin (treasurer), Holmström, Nystedt (pub owner), Meissner (brewer), Steindecker (royal kettledrummer), Lundholm (brewer and distiller), Appelstubbe (customs officer), Österman (workshop owner), Halling (baker), Agrell (customs officer), Kämpendal, Nybom, Planberg, Joseph Israelson (student and poet) and Knapen (musician) ...
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