"Fem Får Fire Geder" which translates as "Five Sheep Four Goats" is a Traditional Danish Folk Tune. It is one of a large collection of fiddle melodies gathered between 1763 and 1782 by the Bast Brothers (Christian Frederik Bast and Povel Danchel Bast). The original manuscript is now held in the Danish Royal Library and available online. It has captured the imagination of several artists and various performances and recordings can be found online (e.g. Youtube), and including a version arranged and performed by the Danish String Quartet. Sometimes it is given the slightly different alternative title "Fem Får og Fire Geder" meaning "Five Sheep and Four Goats".
We have a number of different versions on mfiles. The one on this page is the original fiddle tune as notated in the Bast manuscript. You can download the sheet music and audio files using the links in the left-hand menu. The other versions on mfiles are a Duet Version suitable for 2 flutes or whistles and two alternative piano versions Piano Canon and Piano Harmony.
Here is a video of Fem Far Fire Geder for Fiddle or Violin:
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The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Fem Far Fire Geder for Fiddle or Violin in PDF format.