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I came out of the jungle, from the ditch and dive

from that low view point, you looked how I sought direction

I joerneyd the highways, a casket full of wreaths

Do not throw me from your arms now that I stand upon my two feet

 

We ride tandem, we make noise and spit about

at the home town

we ask where the wedding shall be held

 

I have gone to Tibet, to Moscow, to Pori

I ever wondered what was the reason that I can not stay

Clothed with a knit cap for the frost, one can drunkenly make one's way

To endeavour through the summer nights, the hell sounds as they ring in the trees

 

We ride tandem, we make noise and spit about

at the home town

we ask where the wedding shall be had

We ride tandem, we make noise and spit about

at the home town

we ask where the wedding shall be had

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I have sold cranes, got you to buy ceramics,

I have journeyd continents....

... till mine mind was brightenned

The village fool of the world

I skiied home from underneath the palm trees

the town it showd it best;

it has shown the best of all there is.

 

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Heili Karjalasta, what is it, traditionally a girl from Karelia

 

 

So,

 

 

Far to the world, I left to explore

i went so gay and so carefree

I ended up in Karelia, how did it happen

I got that arrow spicking through mine heart

 

Hey, from Karelia I found a true love

i found a loved one small and true

she soon did tie me with bounds of love

bound me to a froth that is eternal

Tbis strange feeling in my heart is as though a weight on mine breast

and nevertheless I am so happy still

Hey from Karelia I foung my true love

I succumbed to the thrill ever lasting.

 

Yet I did not get, to that land of happiness

to stay, I did must hurry myself again far away thence

But in mine breast, there was but one hope

If ever could I go to Karelia again

 

Hey, from Karelia I found a true love

i found a loved one small and true

she soon did tie me with bounds of love

bound me to a froth that is eternal

Tbis strange feeling in my heart is as though a weight on mine breast

and nevertheless I am so happy still

Hey from Karelia I found a true love

I succumbed to the thrill ever lasting

 

And I know that, the maid of mine of love

awaits there upon the lands of Karelia for a true friend

that shall never ever, e'er desist the treasure

but shall hold it within their heart

 

Hey, from Karelia I found a true love

i found a loved one small and true

she soon did tie me with bounds of love

bound me to a froth that is eternal

Tbis strange feeling in my heart is as though a weight on mine breast

and nevertheless I am so happy still

Hey from Karelia I found a true love

I succumbed to the thrill ever lasting.

 

 

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This is a hit of the fifties. It is a loan song, Finnish lyrics to a US song. This is it

 

When the young man the most shy

I saw at the table of a small cafe

Then for a reason I know not

I got from him a heart of chocholate

 

Chocolate hearts, tin covers, they always break when one touch them

They are offered by men who are young, the true ones I but cannot get

 

Bumstibum

 

He finds me out-of-doors and he tells I'm fine

and he buys oh what comes loose

but at his heart, who knows

he may be a fine man at heart

 

The chocholate ring hides within perchance a cheap ring

I shall tell his father, do I not, if I shall not get the real thing.

 

Bumstibum

 

He does look me into mine eyes

and sometimes he may get enthralled

but the replica it is worthless

if the heart is but of chocolate

 

Chocolate heare, pretty on the outside, it scarsely brings you joy

the kisses they feel ice cold, as I cannot get real ones.

 

 

As we went by like this

at last it came to pass

that he came to give love and

the ring and his heart.

 

Chocolate heart, tin covers now they broke as they melted

those are offered by you boys that are handsome, I but could not get honest ones.

 

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Heili is a rarely used word nowadays, it is a diminutive of heila, which is also rarely used. That the word being seldom used word inevitably means that the meaning may have drifted, but the meaning here also in the context of the song, not a fling, but a true thing, a true love, a true girl. It could be also somone a guy gets to dance with many times, like a girl for the summer, a spouse for the summer, but hinting at a more lasting thing. I would call someone heila if she was a girlfriend and I lightly told of her, or someone said "you have this girl about." The diminutive of course implies familiarity, like "my sweet girl". Masculine terms are different, if they were sung at, they would have been robust fellow, or solid, or strong, or something like that. Kunnon jätkä, hyvä mies, oma armain, that sort of thing. Most men wouldn't think a diminutive a compliment, so it doesn't exist for men. In that song of course the singer thought of the girl as a future spouse, so thinking of her as his litttle dear.

 

Translating can be complicating, well not so complex, but one can start to think about a single word.

 

I have a few days to think. Heila can be for either sex. It means spouse/fling. Diminutive would only be used for feminine. I am not an expert on old Finnish, I stand by what I say.

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I've now listened to Janelle's awesome album. I can put one song by each to then. If I remember what were my favourites, outside what I put. I'll probably put the Scissor Sisters version with Elton John of the Pink Floyd song, since I don't have that otherwise.

 

Eurovision is next Saturday. Finland did not get to the final. Wasn't particularly close either: aside from being a bit stale and depressing the song, and the singer not the most emphatic of singers, there was a conceptual flaw: Good idea to try eurotrance and ask Darude, but it went wrong when with the singer the song, or three songs for public vote, was made into a singer-songwriter deal with the singer. That meant there was not a great eurotrance track onto which to add some obligatory singing lines that could be adding to the instrumental track, but that there was a deppressive shlager masked as a eurodance track. The first approach could have even made top five. They chose a wrong approach which made an instantly forgettable not here nor there song.

 

To reference:

Honestly, if that was in an entertainment show, I would rather forget it as soon as possible. This was the white chocolate veloute of Australian Masterchef!

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32 minutes ago, Graendals favourite said:

Darude is known for other songs too, but this the breakthrough hit, Sandstorm:

 

This shit was huge in high school

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I listened also to this today (very pleasant):

 

 

 

 

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Finland's revenge is mostly undone, but I think it shall resume. I am now unsure which ends up second (Finland has more aces to play after s, next starting t, ZZ Top can only do so much; then again many new things). I believe the country list eventually stretches beyond forty, in which case I shall stretch the top 40 to top 41, top 42 etc.

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Sey the Alabama thing is crazy, it seems Europe and US are going apart. I love the song sweet home alabama, and I love the band, but just before Alabama decided this, Ireland decided decided opposite. I should move this to somewhere else, come this is is not for politics!

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If I were a country, I would vote like this:

Czeck rep 1 point

Netherlands 2 points

Italy 3 points

Norway 4 points

France 5 points

Australia 6 points

Iceland 7 points

Slovenia 8 points

and

my ten points to

Denmark 10 points....

....

....

finally there's the 12 points, who get them.

I know, but you do not....

soon I reveal....

It is

the points

Albania 12 points!

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