Visa från Utanmyra

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Jan Johansson, a Swedish jazz pianist famous for his interpretation of Visa från Utanmyra

"Visa från Utanmyra" (English: Song from Utanmyra) is a traditional Swedish folk song written as a melody to two separate texts. The first text, entitled O tysta ensamhet (translated: Oh Silent Solitude), was written by Olof von Dalin.[1] The second text, entitled Visa från Utanmyra, was written by Björn Lindroth.[2] Lindroth's text is perhaps the best-known version today. Utanmyra is a småort village located in Sollerön, Dalarna, Sweden.

The song has been played in a jazz context and interpreted by several artists, including Arne Domnérus, Monica Zetterlund, Wintergatan and Jan Johansson. Johansson's version was featured on his seminal 1964 album Jazz på svenska.[3]

Jan Johansson's version of the song was used in Svenska för Nybörjare (Swedish for Beginners), a recurring sketch on the TV program Hipphipp!.

Swedish folktronica band Wintergatan covered the song in 2014.


  1. ^ Lindén, Stefan. "Eduard 200 gamla kända visor, No. 138" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  2. ^ "Visa från Utanmyra, notes" (PDF). Rytmus. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-11-02. Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  3. ^ Mächs, Mattias (2014-07-19). "Jazz på svenska, 50 Years". SvD. Retrieved 2016-07-14.