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Nightwatch

Every Tuesday in July the night watchman walk his round in the old part of Kerteminde. He tells about the work of the night watchman and he is singing the old night watchman song. These are made by the bishop from Odense Thomas Kingo( 1670-1704) but the earliest traces of the night watchman’s song we find back to the 127 David´s psalm.

The great painter Johannes Larsen tells that in the old time there were night watchmen in the town.