Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Kuril-Kamchatka Trench in the Internet, where I was

So, I visited You Tube trying to see Loituma video. I found it, but what an earth was that supposed to be, I wondered. A girl with a leek? I wasn't the only one pondering what was this chick doing with that a huge onion? A flashmob with leeks? I soon found out why there was a leek, although it still was a mystery to me. As big as my surprise when I realised how had this odd Finnish song spread through the Internet.

Do we really need any song contests at all? Why not just look at a Mexican guy singing pefectly spelled Finnish? Japanese man with a guitar? Holly Dolly? A Dane with a tuba? Why not to learn how to play it with keyboard? Hungarian politicians? Pygmies dancing Loituma? Italians dancing? Russian making some wonder is this how grunge died? El mundo es de los frikis?
Buli az asztalosnal? Jim Carrey? Greek soap? I've seen this man in this blog, but never heard this with a flute. How did the name suddenly turn into Yak Tsup Tsop? And finally something * which made him to seek a bottle and me to seek for the big red button.

*this is particularly for you Opc

Ps. Do you want to know what the words really mean? Look at the comments.


Taiga the Fox said...

It's not all gibberish:

The sound of a polka drifted from my neighbour's
and set my feet a-tapping oh!
Ieva's mother had her eye on her daughter but
Ieva she managed to fool her, you know.
'Cause who's going to listen to mother saying no
when we're all busy dancing to and fro!

Ieva was smiling, the fiddle it was wailing
as people crowded round to wish her luck.
Everyone was hot but it didn't seem to bother
the handsome young man, the dashing buck.
'Cause who's going to mind a drop of sweat
when he's all busy dancing to and fro!

Ieva's mother she shut herself away
in her own quiet room to hum a hymn.
Leaving our hero to have a spot of fun
in a neighbor's house when the lights are dim.
'Cause what does it matter what the old folks say
when you're all busy dancing to and fro!

When the music stopped then the real fun began
and that's when the laddie fooled around.
When he took her home, when the dancing was over
her mother angrily waiting they found.
But I said to her, Ieva, now don't you weep
and we'll soon be dancing to and fro!

I said to her mother now stop that noise
or I won't be responsible for what I do.
If you go quietly and stay in your room
you won't get hurt while your daughter I woo.
'Cause this fine laddie is a wild sort of guy
when he's all busy dancing to and fro!

One thing I tell you is you won't trap me,
no, you won't find me an easy catch.
Travel to the east and travel to the west but
Ieva and I are going to make a match.
'Cause this fine laddie ain't the bashful sort
when he's all busy dancing to and fro.

Dave said...

I shall come back, when I have an hour to spare, and follow all those links.

Sopwith-Camel said...

That song sort of leads into 'Tie your Mother down', innit?

Jane P said...

Thank you for visiting me. It feels nice to know someone reads my pathetic writing.

Taiga the Fox said...

Dave, you probably shouldn't. It makes you just to seek the big red button. Nothing else.

S-C, kind of, except this is originally a traditional song from the 30s. And knocked this mother out.

Jane p, nice to see you you back, I will read your not-at-all pathetic writing soon again...

Occasional Poster of Comments said...

Hmm, Riverdance...

Thanks, I think :)

Actually, that's quite good - the manic-legged fiddling often really is in time with the Polkka thingy.

Dave said...

In yesterday’s Sunday Times, Jeremy Clarkson wrote about a Cambridge University study, into which countries in Europe have populations who are most happy and contented.

Finland came second.

Jeremy was not surprised, for, he said, ‘There are many beautiful women up there’.

Thought you might like to know.

Taiga the Fox said...

OPC, ei kestä :)

Dave, that was a rather surprising result. But well, hmm, we can't just stop being beautiful, can we? At least all our men are dazzled by it, an apparently all the women too, if Jeremy's right :)

Dave said...

Ooh, you read the whole article. I didn't mention that bit for some reason.

Am now toying with taking a holiday in Finland to see if he's right.