Åsa-Nisse och den stora Kalabaliken (BENNY)

Filmed: Friday 8 March 1968 (It's Been A Long Long Time)

Location: Sweden

Release status: This film has been released as part of a 5-disc DVD box set

Shown in: Sweden

Additional information

Åsa-Nisse och den stora Kalabaliken = Åsa-Nisse and the Big Chaos.

The Hep Stars appeared twice in this Swedish film directed by Arne Stivell - in two mini films:

It's Been A Long, Long Time where their Mini breaks down in the snow and they slip and slide about (very reminiscent of The Beatles films and The Monkees TV series) and

Sagan om lilla Sofi (The Story of Little Sofi) where all Benny does is eat sausage and drink beer!

Also in the film was singer Mona Wessman who entered the Melodifestivalen for Sweden in 1973 (same year as Agnetha, Benny, Björn and Anni-Frid with Ring Ring  of course).

The film premiered on Friday 30 August 1968 in Vetlanda, Sweden.

This film has been released on DVD as part of a 5-disc DVD box set including Åsa-Nisse i raketform (ordering information here).

There were 21 films in the Åsa-Nisse series between 1949 ad 1969.

 

The clip of The Hep Stars cannot be found online as it is copyrighted by United Screens.

It's Been A Long, Long Time

Here I'm sitting in the rain
waiting for my homebound train
All I need's to sing me a song
Telling me this is the end
in the morning you're home again
Soon you'll know what's right and wrong.

It's been a long long time
It's been a long long time
It's been a long long time
Since the day I left you

Raindrops coming down my face
Places passing by in haste
Memories of things I used to know
Remember you
the things you used to do
Remember how the wind could blow

It's been a long long time
It's been a long long time
It's been a long long time
Since the day I left you

Mmmmmmmmmm...
Say, it's gonna be a long long time
since I left you far behind

Here I'm sitting in the rain
waiting for my homebound train
All I need's to sing me a song
Telling me this is the end
in the morning you're home again
Soon you'll know what's right and wrong

It's been a long long time
It's been a long long time
It's been a long long time
Since the day I left you

Mmmmmmmmmm...
Say, it's gonna be a long long time
since I left you far behind.

 

Sagan om lilla Sofi

Lilla Sofie, hon lyser som en sol,
binder en krans av ängsblom och viol,
himlen lyser härligt blå när hon sakta hemåt går,
slår sig ned invid sin grind,
håller kransen mot sin kind

Då hörs en sång, då syns ett moln av damm,
en liten soldat marscherar vägen fram,
han har byxor med revär och han har ett stort gevär,
han marscherar så kavat,
en liten, stor soldat

Lilla Sofie, hon ropar hej på dej
Jag heter Sofie, kom hit och lek med mej
men soldaten svarar då
Nej, jag måste skynda på
jag ska bort till fjärran land
hela världen står i brand

Får jag gå med, jag lovar att va snäll
vi är väl tillbaks här innan det blir kväll
Men han svarar henne då
Det blir långt för dej att gå
stanna här min lilla vän
ty jag kommer snart igen

Dag blir till natt, och månader till år
och lilla Sofie, hon väntar varje vår
men den vind som drar mot nord
kan ge svar men har ej ord
kommer aldrig mer igen
Så hon väntar säkert än

Thanks to Patrick Smith, Petr Mlejnek, Julian Körner, Jozsef, Carl Magnus Palm and ABBA Report Issue 18 (Autumn 2000)

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