"Ice Age" is a collection of songs I made from 1968 to 1979. "The waves against the beach" was my very first song, while "Silver Paper" was the biggest hit when my sister Tone and I played and sang.
"Lost Property" is a collection of songs I made when I visited the island of Pohnpei (Ponape) in Micronesia in my small yacht Coco Loco in 1986.
|Sa tofa mai!||"So tofa may! " is in Tuvaluan language and the meaning is "Don't say goodbye!" I translated some old English pop songs by the help of Emma and turned them into a kind of reggae style.|
|Songs on Youtube (I am singing):|
|Chocolate Paper||"Chocolate Paper" is the English version of "Silver Paper", converted into reggae Christmas 2007/8.|
|"Nå går det bra...eller?"||""Everything is allright ...or?" This is my somewhat crazy, humorous music video about climate change. Originally "Ça plane pour moi".|
|Tama Faga||I am singing live on the very popular TV-program Seinsveip, with a South Sea choir of table tennis players! The Tuvaluan refrain is made by my mother-in-law Fakalei - the rest by me.|
|A few other songs:|
|"En dag av gangen"||
The song is inspired by the story of a friend of mine who picked up two girls that hitch-hiked - and ended up getting HIV. Medication managed to kill the virus and he is now disease-free. Made in 2002.
One quite recent songs that it could be fun to do something about, - I thought it has a kind of special mood. Recorded by the help of Yamaha PSS-796 and Tascam Porta 5, on our island Motuloa in the Pacific.
||When I took little Olav to a kindergarten called Leker'n at Lambertseter then we sang. We made our own song while we strolled along, and finally I ecorded it to the PC. Daughter Sonia helps out as a children's choir. The only kindergarten in Oslo with its own song?|
so happened that my friends Torkild , Tommy and I visited a folk song club
in Oslo called Nye Skalder (New Poets). Torkild and I joked that we had
to practice and then sing there. Torkild moved to another city, but I quickly
made a song and turned up alone.
What you can hear is an acoustic recording straight into my PC.
"Lonely Man Blues"
|I just happened to discover that there is something called Blues Bash in Townsville where I now live. I spoke to the leader of the band and asked if it was okay that I made a song for the next blues session. He said ok. I got the name to the song on my way home. And recorded it in full speed with the help of a laptop!|
You will find the lyrics at the bottom of this page!
|"The Paradise I found". Written in 1991, with the chorus from a song made by mother-in-law Fakalei. Recorded in a studio during a short visit to Norway in 1992, in connection with the launching of my book of the same name. The "South Sea Choir" consists of Norwegian table tennis players! Performed live on the TV-program called Seinsveip (Tande P) winter 1995.|
goodbye". The text is written in 1995. Music by the group Kapena from
Hawaii - "Don't Say Goodbye". Organized and recorded on my PC
in 1996. (For a cassette I made just for fun, with the songs in Tuvaluan,
translated by me with the help of Emma.)
"Det Siste Paradis"
|"The Last Paradise" The text written in 1993. The song is good, old "Help me make it through the night". Arranged by me and recorded on my PC in 1996. (Also originally for a Tuvalu cassette )|
|Written as early as 1972. Arranged and recorded on my PC in 1996. Was the "hot favourite" when sister Tone and I sang at the folk music club at Lambertseter and elsewhere.|
|My text is written in 1993, some time after I heard Danny Costello sing it in Fiji. Arranged and recorded on my PC in 1996. (Also originally for a Tuvalu cassette)|
|"Paradiset Jeg Fant"
Paradise I Found". Written in 1991, with chorus of mother-in-law
Fakalei. Recorded in a studio during a short vacation ton Norway in 1992,
in connection with the launch of my book bythe same name. The South Sea
choir consists of Norwegian table tennis players! Performed live on Seinsveip
lyser på lagunen.
|"The moon is shining on the lagoon". Written in 1992, an instrumental. Originally it was made with my Yamaha PSS-795 keyboard, and it might have sounded be better than this, where I have used an early version of Band-in-a-Box.|
Sitter du godt i stolen din? Har du fått deg et glass vin?
Er du klar for å høre på min vise?
Min gitar et gevær Og jeg skyter her og der
Med meninger som ikke tier stille
Har du gått i hi? Har livet gått forbi?
Har gnisten sluknet, eller ligger den og ulmer?
Refr: Nye skalder, nye skalder, nye skalder
De må synge høyere enn noen gjorde før
For klokka er snart tolv Vår jord er stemt i moll
Den kveles av våre egne feil
En gang sang vi: Make love, not war
Med blomsterkranser i vårt hår
Vi trodde at en ny tid skulle komme
Men ingenting ble vel slik Nye kriger, nye lik
Og alltid er det nye barn som gråter
Var det en tyrann, var det derfor at vi bombet han
Eller var det bare noe som vi trodde
Refr. Nye skalder, nye…
Været e'kke slik det var Det sier mange flere enn far
Og ski og skøyter kan vi snart bare glemme
Havet stiger, stormer rår Det blir verre år for år
Men ingen vil ta ansvar eller handle
Jens, han lyver han Han vet det, men han gir fa'n
For gasskraft det gir penger som vi tror vi trenger
Refr. Nye skalder, nye…
I USA det e'kke bra Men'sker skytes ned hver da'
I fengsel sitter det to millioner
Men i Norge er det flott Ola Nordmann er helt topp
Vi er snille i mot småbarn og mot dyra
Sniker på trikken, ja, lyver litt på skatten, hva?
Men vi kan'ke noe for at kriminaliteten øker
Refr. Nye skalder, nye…
30/4 - 2000
En dag av gangen
Kvelden var jo ung og jeg var likeså
Jentene de flirte og hoppet villig inn
Vi kjørte ut av byen, til en strand som var helt tom
Så gikk det noen dager, så ringte Petter og han sa
I always come early
I always leave late
drink too much whiskey
in my lonely celibate
I used to go out dancing and flirting with all the girls
But now I just sit here - and God how it hurts
I always dress nicely
(Instrument solo - two verses)
I always have money
I know I'm getting older
(Terry Dahl - July 2019)
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