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Chairman of the Højskolesangbogsudvalg: I am offended by the apology to the offended

the President of the Højskolesangbogsudvalget and former film director Jørgen Carlsen looks with seriousness at that viceinstitutleder on CBS Mads Mordhorst has given an excuse for a so-called 'brown' female researcher who felt aggrieved by a højskolesang.

And this violates the president.

- This song is a kernesang in the Danish sangtraditition. The third verse begins even 'so sing en, Denmark, let the heart speak' and stands on the back of the Højskolesangbogen.

- The kultursyn, who is behind such an excuse, is that you do not want to stand by that, here is a piece of cultural heritage that has marked Denmark in many, many years. It is, I feel actually offended by, " says Jørgen Carlsen to Ekstra Bladet.

- you Can understand that there is a who feel offended by this song?

- On a forstandsmæssigt level I can of course well understand it. But I can't accept it. This is an expression of a trend in time, which makes that all possible wonder in to make yourself a victim. It is what one does when one is violated, says the president.

The Danish song is a young blond girl

the Song 'The Danish song is a young blond girl' has created stir on the educational institution CBS, where a researcher felt slighted over the fact that it was sung as a song at an internal meeting.

The Royal Library describes on its website the song as being 'among the most popular Danish songs'.

'The Danish song is a young blond girl' is made on the poem of the same name by Kai Hoffmann in 1924 and got its tune by the Danish composer Carl Nielsen in 1926.

Read the lyrics to the song here:

The Danish song is a young blond girl

she goes and hums in Denmark's house,

she is a child of the sea-blue kingdom

where the beeches are listening to bølgers shower.

The Danish song when the basically sound,

has the sound of the bell, the sword and shield.

In the us desk at the wide wings

one thing of note from hedenold.

Al Zealand, grace and the Danish newspaper Jyllands mightiness,

the two sounds of the gently and hard,

the song accomodate for the right to report,

what is deep within is us and our.

times change, and the seats house,

but the art and combat still requires steel,

the alterbål, where our soul shall ildnes

the flames hedest in Bjarkemål.

So sing en, Denmark, let the heart speak,

for hjertesproget is verse and song,

and learn we can of the nightingale,

of the lark over the green vang.

And the wind whistles its wild show

and the beach, hurled his højtidskvad,

from the moor the heather, as from the gates of the city tile

the song promise young and happy.

Sources: The Royal Library, the DR.

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the Song, which is written by Kai Hoffmann, melody by Carl Nielsen in 1926, according to Kristeligt Dagblad got the 'brown' female researcher to feel not-included among his colleagues at CBS.

- Young. What with all the older? Blond. What with all of them, isn't it? Girl. What about all those who have a different gender? Not to talk about queers and all sorts of other, says Jørgen Carlsen to it.

- In the nearly 100 years, where this song has been sung, that I have not heard of a single case where someone has been wronged or felt not-included, though they are not young, blonde girls. But in the wake of identity politics, which has begun to cut itself as a giftsky of society, then one can feel offended by anything he says.


- If you just take krænkelseshatten at once, you can then come up with other examples of songs that could be offensive?

I can as easily. Around the same time writes Helge Rode a text that his girl is as bright as the amber. The I can vividly imagine me will be able to violate. Why girl? Why light like amber? Or 'love song' by Christian Winther. 'She is soft, she is sweet, she is slim about his life'. Well, hell, what with the thick? ask Jørgen Carlsen.

- It is fatshaming, it's there.

- Yes, that's it. If you want to take the glasses on, so you can see violations everywhere. Don't sing, if you can't recognize yourself in a song. And let the other sing of heart's desire.


It comes in any case, to talk, to 'The Danish song is a young blond girl be taken out of the Højskolesangbogen, says the president.

- you can definitely count on that we do not. And certainly not now. Not that we otherwise would had done it, but I can just see what outcry there would be, that the new version can't find the song, says Jørgen Carlsen.

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