Mungalåten march

Also known as Storstugans Marsch.

Mungalåten has been added to 1 tune set.

Mungalåten has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: Mungalåten
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2|d4 {de}dcde|d2 A2 c2 d2|e4 edef|e2 A2 d2 e2|
f4 f2 ef|g2 {fg} f2 e2 d2|efed cdcB|ABAG F2 E2|
d4 {de}dcde|d2 A2 c2 d2|e4 edef|e2 A2 d2 e2|
f2 {gf}ef g2 fg|a2 ga b2 g2|fagf egfe|dAFA D2 fg||
a4 agab|a2 g2 {ag}f2 ef|g4 gfga|g2 f2 e2 de|
f4 fg/f/ ef|g2 f2 e2 d2|efed cdcB|ABAG F2 E2|
a4 agab|a2 g2 {ag}f2 ef|g4 gfga|g2 f2 e2 de|
f2 {gf}ef g2 fg|a2 ga b2 g2|fagf egfe|dAFA D2||
2
X: 2
T: Mungalåten
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
G2|:"C"c2(3cdc "G"BGBd|"C"c4 GABc|"G"d2d2 "C"e2ce|"G"d6 cd||
[1"C"e4 e2de|"Dm7"f2(3efe d2c2|"G"d2dc B2A2|GAGF E2G2:|
[2"C"e2e2 "Dm7"f2ef|"C"g2fg "F"a2f2|"C"egec "G7"dfdB|"C"[c6E6] e2||
|:"C"g2gg g2a2|g4 ef (3ede|"Dm7"f3f f2g2|"G7"f2(3efe d2c2||
[1"C"e4 e2de|"Dm7"f2e2 d2c2|"G"d2(3cdc B2A2|G2F2 "C"E2e2:|
[2"C"e2e2 "G7"f2ef|"C"g2fg "F"a2f2|"C"egec "G7"dfdB|"C"[E6c6]||
# Added by Bazza .

Five comments

Munga Låten

A Swedish march, popular with dulcimer players since publication in a book by Michael Rugg, who plays the tune here. (BTW, dulcimers are descended from a Scandinavian instrument, the langeleik.)
https://youtu.be/eXybOXF_2cQ

There is an area called Munga in Vasteros County, inland of Stockholm. In an Uppsala folk festival parade, two bands play this march on various instruments (look for the left-handed nyckelharpa player). Their ending to the tune differs somewhat. Between the Munga Låten bands, another plays Äppelbo gånglåt, https://thesession.org/tunes/11929
https://youtu.be/UogRTd1QaMQ

Munga Låten, X:2

Thanks for posting this tune, Steve. Here’s a version with slightly different phrasing and some fairly obvious chords.

Thanks also for the clip of the Upsala procession. I spotted TWO left-handed nyckelharpa players in the third band, and none other than the estimable Magnus Holmström playing near the front of the fourth. (If not familiar with his playing, have a look on YouTube: there’s some remarkable stuff).

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Re: Munga Låten

I absolutely love this tune!! In the same way I love The Downfall Of Paris

Re: Munga Låten

Note that it’s not written “Munga Låten” but “Mungalåten” in one word! Munga is a hamlet in Uppland, “låten” means “the tune”, so basically “The Munga Tune”. Apparently it was first played by the key harp player C. G. Englund from Munga at a fiddlers’ competition in Vaxholm, Sweden in 1910 and gained instant popularity.

Re: Munga Låten

Also note that there is a small village in Västerås municipality in Västmanland “county” that also goes by the name Munga, but from what I have read the Munga referred to in the title of the tune is the hamlet of Munga in Tierp municipality in Uppsala “county” ( in the province of Uppland).