Vilppulan urhojen muistolle

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USA_Finn_01
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Vilppulan urhojen muistolle

Post by USA_Finn_01 » Sat May 05, 2018 10:52 am

Hello,

I am American with Finnish ancestry. I only speak English. How should I go about to learn how to sing Vilppulan urhojen muistolle ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkAHRdnsFV0



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Valinnan vapaus
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Re: Vilppulan urhojen muistolle

Post by Valinnan vapaus » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:41 pm

Start going through the alphabet? I don't know how this is any different from starting language studies except you presumably just want the pronunciation. There should be lots of videos on YT for this.


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Re: Vilppulan urhojen muistolle

Post by USA_Finn_01 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:31 am

Thanks for the reply,

Where can I find the lyrics?
I think I understand the Finnish alphabet. I still have a Finnish alphabet book I had when I was a kid put away with other childhood mementos.


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Re: Vilppulan urhojen muistolle

Post by Valinnan vapaus » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:46 pm

"Lyrics" in Finnish is just "sanat".

I found this through the song's wikipedia page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYniRx6ETxI
Hope that's what you were after! There was also a version with a mostly okay English translation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox6c-8EF858

Wow, that's a very stirring song actually! Well I guess military marches tend to be that way. The next one isn't far behind... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nehkhIOa-0


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Re: Vilppulan urhojen muistolle

Post by USA_Finn_01 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:57 am

I like that one. I will have to dust off my history books to figure out which war that was.
30 years war?


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Re: Vilppulan urhojen muistolle

Post by Keravalainen » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:58 pm

Hi!
The song was written at the time of the Finnish Civil War 1918, but it was published after the war.
The song is written on the White side, to honor the White Guard soldiers on the Southern Ostrobothnian front.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Guard_(Finland)
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