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Re: old finnish lullaby

Post by Pursuivant » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:05 pm

So we're back to Siiri Nordin ;)


"By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes."

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Re: old finnish lullaby

Post by Violette » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:09 pm

<<< smiling and nearly in tears. Thankyou so much !!!!!! :kiss:
" Men are like parking spaces; The good ones are taken and the only ones left are handicapped."


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Re: old finnish lullaby

Post by Violette » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:10 pm

hmmm maybe we are and maybe we aren't....smirks

......... and yes I did a search on the original lyrics for Mutsi Mutsi and found all sorts of stuff.
" Men are like parking spaces; The good ones are taken and the only ones left are handicapped."


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Re: old finnish lullaby

Post by GLane » Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:35 am

My Grand father used to sing one does anyone know anything about.
Verse 1. Into China far away, came a little German band one day, started playing funny little tunes on their Trombones and bassoons. Boom Boom.
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Re: old finnish lullaby

Post by Pursuivant » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:52 pm

Naah, thats a German "funny one"...

Its the idea, you "lose a vowel" on each round.

So, without Google, but two whiskies...

Drei Chineser und ein Kontrabaß
Sassen auf den Straße und erzählt Sich was
Da kom die Polizei und fragt Was ist den das?
Drei Chineser und ein Kontrabaß

And then you make i to e

Dree Cheneser und een Kontrabaß...

Very popularisch drinking song... And I think Politisches Inkorrekt
"By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes."


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Re: old finnish lullaby

Post by Pursuivant » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:53 pm

Oh shwing, I think I misread it... blame the whiskies.
"By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes."


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Re: old finnish lullaby

Post by rebel » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:59 pm

Violette wrote:Hei..

After reading these posts I'm hoping someone can help me find the name and singer of this song my Mother used to sing when she was cooking...smiles. Mind you it isn't a lullaby but is very melancholy like so many Finnish songs. I think they used to play it on Finnish radio during the 50's (maybe) my Grandmother sent the lyrics to Mom and then when she died I foolishly gave the written lyrics to my cousin.
At any rate, I could never find out who sang the song. I've even checked U-tube and haven't found it there (yet) It really is a beautiful song and it will definitely get those tears flowing.

The song is about an elderly mother who is watching over her dying son. The room is very dark so her boy asks her to bring a lamp so that he might see better. She brings the lamp, the boy thanks her etc. Eventually he asks her to shut the light because he's about to die.

Here are a few phrases from the top of my head in no particular order because I can't remember it.

"...on äiti vanha ja kunnel sylmiin hän katsoo poikansa kalpea
On poika äidin ja sillä tiellä...
"...tuo Aiti lamppu en nähdä voi... (ja sitten)
...toi äiti lampun...


Öi äiti, äiti... nyt poika loistää, sututta lamppu nyt äiti öi.
Here´s the song you´ve been searching: "Metro-tytöt: Äiti, sytytä lamppu" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f45yBZbQDoE


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Re: old finnish lullaby

Post by saari_j » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:59 pm

My Finnish mother used to sign us a lullaby and I never saw it written down nor did I ever understand what it meant. It's driving me crazy trying to find it.

This is a bit crazy, but I am going to write it down phonetically to see if anyone can figure it out. Please don't laugh :oops:

oi kee leh pee neh pay nem posta
o kee pee leh pay nen posta
yoh mah keh sohrriah keh sohrriah
keh pee leh mee nem pay num posta

Thank you in advance!!


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Re: old finnish lullaby

Post by Nean » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:18 pm

Hi,
I think the song you are looking for is Soittajapaimen (Playing Shepherd):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUovGjQ-KEE
There's also an English translation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liz540Bx-Lo

"Tein minä pillin pajupuusta
Toki vain pajupuusta, hei
Soreasti, koreasti pillini soipi
Toki vain pajupuusta, hei
Soreasti, koreasti pillini soipi
Toki vain pajupuusta"

Here you can find the rest of the lyrics:
http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Vesa-Matti ... Pajupuusta


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Re: old finnish lullaby

Post by saari_j » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:45 pm

Oh my gosh, Nean, this is it!! I am so excited and delighted, and above all, amazed you were able to identify my scribbles as being Soittajapaimen !! You are absolutely brilliant. I cannot thank you enough. Am sending this to all my family members who have also been searching all these years since Mother passed away. How I regretted never asking her to write it down and what it meant. You have no idea who much this means to me! There are no words to express my appreciation. :D :D :D
Blessings to you and your family, and to Finland Forum,
Saari Juliet
Nean wrote:Hi,
I think the song you are looking for is Soittajapaimen (Playing Shepherd):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUovGjQ-KEE
There's also an English translation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liz540Bx-Lo

"Tein minä pillin pajupuusta
Toki vain pajupuusta, hei
Soreasti, koreasti pillini soipi
Toki vain pajupuusta, hei
Soreasti, koreasti pillini soipi
Toki vain pajupuusta"

Here you can find the rest of the lyrics:
http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Vesa-Matti ... Pajupuusta


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Re: old finnish lullaby

Post by Moikagirl » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:58 am

My grandfather passed away in 1985 but used to sing this to me when I was a child. Usually boincing on his knee:

Guddi guddi ganku
Bucket full of banku
Goose ga da lu la la
Binku "my name here"

Thats how it sounded & could be nonsense but would appreciate any help/insight.


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Re: old finnish lullaby

Post by Pursuivant » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:02 pm

Oh, the knee bounce song...

Körö körö kirkkoon
Pappilan muorin penkkiin
Valkealla varsalla
Ruskealla ruunalla

I remember this and that you'd en up dropping off the horse, but I dont remember lyrics having your name in it, but its a folk song and a million variations
"By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes."


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