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Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

Post by CanKiwi2 » 14 Feb 2011 04:14

I know under the Axis History Factbook subjects for Finland, Marcus has a section on Finnish Songs which is text only. What I'd like to suggest is a thread for YouTube clips of Finnish Music / Songs from the Winter War and Continuation War period (with perhaps some earlier ones from the 1920's and 1930's if a slight extension of the period covered is allowable under the forum rules).

There's more and more of these available on YouTube and it's a great way to communicate some of the popular expression at the time. What I'm also suggesting is that where these (Music/Songs only) clips are posted, try and use the authentic film from her period - there are also more and more of these available and it certainly gives a much better feeling than just taking the track and combining it with a few photos. Also, where possible include both Finnish and English text for the songs. I'll post an example in my next post to show what I mean.

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Äänisen Aallot (Waves of Lake Onega)

Post by CanKiwi2 » 14 Feb 2011 04:22



Äänisen Aallot (Waves of Lake Onega
composer: Georg de Godzinsky, lyrics: Kerttu Mustonen
This version: George Malmstén (1942

Lyö aallot Äänisen aavan, ne keinuu näin kertoen:
On uuden huomenen saava, maa Vienan ja Aunuksen.
Ne kuuli sorean soiton, min' taiston temmellys toi.
Nyt joukko horjumaton sen rantoja taas vartioi.

Hiljaa tuutii Ääninen aaltojaan, uupuu rantaan
satujen saarelmaan. Sua kaukaa, armain,
täällä muistelen - kerran noudan
onnemme venheeseen.

Lyö aallot Äänisen aavan, ne keinuu näin kertoen:
Toi heimo Karjalan maahan nyt uuden jo kanteleen.
He kulki voitosta voittoon ja löivät vihuripäin,
siks' kunnes koskematon ja ihana maa tänne jäi.

****************************

The waters of wide Onega roll, the waves are telling a story:
The lands of Viena and Aunus shall have a new dawn.
A graceful song was heard there, a song brought by fierce fightning.
A steadfast legion is again guarding her shores.

Silently Onega lulls her waves, making them crash to the shore,
the shore of an fairy tale island.
Here, my love, I keep dreaming about you -
someday I will carry you to the boat of our happiness.

The waters of wide Onega roll, the waves are telling a story:
The kin of Finland brought a new kantele to the land of Carelia.
From victory to victory they roamed, striking like a gust of wind.
Untill a beautiful and uspoiled land remained here.
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Re: Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

Post by John Hilly » 14 Feb 2011 12:01

If asked that's what you get!



The same song:



And the most famous song, "Eldankajärven jää" - "Ice on the lake of Eladanka", eastern Karelia. (not very liked by the high-command!)



The same again:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck_BUUQODaQ

And one for the road:



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Re: Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

Post by John Hilly » 14 Feb 2011 12:25

One for the money, two for a show, third for the party, then go, go, go! :D
Jean Sibelius:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6VqLkqx ... re=related[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hURmOmTr ... re=related[/youtube]

And a silly song, not to be taken too seriously:



The same with words:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NByyf5ol ... re=related[/youtube]
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Re: Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

Post by John Hilly » 14 Feb 2011 12:58

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dy1qGZv ... re=related[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpkFIWL-qNA&NR=1[/youtube]

Sorry, but this bloody computer doesn't abay my orders.

Still something non-military:



And the mosted loved song in Finnish military - the latter one:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oje6lcxO ... re=related[/youtube]

Same as an another version:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTsfK7Np ... re=related[/youtube]

This wonderful trio was also used in German propaganda:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i155h-vO ... re=related[/youtube]

You shuld not as these. You hit my weak point.

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Re: Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

Post by John Hilly » 14 Feb 2011 13:17

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWMPNXbo ... re=related[/youtube]

Dallapé was the best Big Banid in Finland in 30' and 40's:


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmuyEooJ ... re=related[/youtube]

Seems that copy and paste is needed!

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Re: Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

Post by CanKiwi2 » 15 Feb 2011 01:48

John Hilly wrote:
You shuld not as these. You hit my weak point.

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Mine too :D . Love these old songs. Heres another good one from The Harmony Sisters

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Re: Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

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Re: Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

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Re: Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

Post by CanKiwi2 » 15 Feb 2011 02:06

Could not resist adding this one......

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Re: Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

Post by Fliegende Untertasse » 17 Feb 2011 10:30

"Veteraanin iltahuuto" and "Sotiemme veteraaneille" are post war ( 1980's-90's style).
Vöyrin marssi is a civil war era White guard song- not very acceptable in WW2 politcal climate.


And a technical note:
Opening a thread with dozens of embedded videos can cause peoples browsers crash.
Just a link and a description of what is behind the link would be good manners.

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Re: Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

Post by John Hilly » 17 Feb 2011 11:30

Fliegende Untertasse wrote:And a technical note:
Opening a thread with dozens of embedded videos can cause peoples browsers crash.
Just a link and a description of what is behind the link would be good manners.
Sorry, my first time trying to link YouTube. :oops:

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Re: Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

Post by CanKiwi2 » 17 Feb 2011 13:26

Fliegende Untertasse wrote:"Veteraanin iltahuuto" and "Sotiemme veteraaneille" are post war ( 1980's-90's style).
Vöyrin marssi is a civil war era White guard song- not very acceptable in WW2 politcal climate.

And a technical note:
Opening a thread with dozens of embedded videos can cause peoples browsers crash.
Just a link and a description of what is behind the link would be good manners.
Thx for that info on the songs - hard for those of us who are non-Finns to identify easily whether some of the songs are post-war or not. I did pick up on Vöyrin Marssi being civil war era White guard song tho - hard to miss from the translation provided :D

Re embedded videos - thx, didn't realise that as I've never had a problem - guess my laptop is upgraded enough for it not to be an issue. Links it is.......

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Re: Winter War and Continuation War Music from Finland

Post by CanKiwi2 » 25 Feb 2011 00:47

Kaunis Lotta - Korsuorkesteri



Korsuorkesteri - Nuori Lotta



The song is about an infantryman Who Is Telling through this song about his feelings for a lotta named Irja, describes how they Irja and Other lottas Took Care of Them (him and his comrades ), Making Their life at the front a little less like hell.

Aunuksen Anja - Korsuorkesteri



Sävel Matti Jurva, sanat Tatu Pekkarinen (1942), sovitus P. Hartonen.
Kuvia perhealbumista ja kirjasta Vuoksenrannan mennyt maailma

Kaukana kasvoi neito
kuin kukka tummainen
Oli kauneudestaan kuulu
tuo helmi Aunuksen.

Anja, Anja sua tavotteli Vasili ja Vanja
Politrukki, komissaari,
mutta rukkaset ne sulta sai.
Anja, Anja sai rukkaset Vasili ja Vanja
Olithan sä kauneudestas kuulu
Sinä tumma tyttö olit helmi Aunuksen

Mutt komissaari julma
kodistaan neidon vei
On eessänsä kolkko nyt Siperian tie

Anja, Anja sua tavotteli Vasili ja Vanja
Politrukki, komissaari
Mutta rukkaset ne sulta sai
Anja, Anja sai rukkaset Vasili ja Vanja
Olithan sä kauneudestas kuulu
Sinä tumma tyttö olit helmi Aunuksen

Mutt pohjan poika uljas
kun joutui Aunukseen
Hän kaunoisen Anjan
pelasti armaakseen

Anja, Anja sua kosiskeli Vasili ja Vanja
Politrukki, komissaari,
mutta rukkaset ne sulta sai.
Anja, Anja sai rukkaset Vasili ja Vanja
Olithan sä kauneudestas kuulu
Sinä tumma tyttö olit helmi Aunuksen

Anja, Anja sua kosiskeli Vasili ja Vanja
Politrukki, komissaari
Mutta rukkaset ne sulta sai
Anja, Anja sai rukkaset Vasili ja Vanja
Olithan sä kauneudestas kuulu
Sinä tumma tyttö olit helmi Aunuksen
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