Author of the genre and satire verses (collections: Song of the province / Sange fra provinsen, 1913—1921; Wide Wings, 1919; Songs for all the Winds, 1927).
His social novel Alexandersen (1918) became a satire on a bourgeois culture.
Before the Second World War, he was a social democrat and was an immensely popular poet. Several still popular Danish children's songs have lyrics by Bergstedt ("Hør den lille stær", "Solen er så rød, mor", "Jeg ved en lærkerede"). In 1942-1945 during the German occupation of Denmark, he worked for a Nazi newspaper in Denmark, "Fædrelandet", and in 1946 was sentenced two years in prison for "cooperation with the Nazis".
In 1948, he published a verse collection named Songs in the Jail with his thoughts on his life and works.
- Harald Bergstedt at IMDB
- (Danish) Harald Bergstedt works
- (Russian) short bio of Harald Bergstedt quoting Great Soviet Encyclopedia
- Harald Bergstedt at Find a Grave
- (Danish) about Harald Bergstedt
- (Danish) "Danmarks børn lad sangen klinge", lyrics by Harald Bergstedt
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