Ilona wrote asking for help with a Finnish song her mother taught her. Here’s her email…
Our Finnish Mumi taught us a song which started:
(Excuse the spelling; also – no umlauts)
Semmonen tytto kun sina olet,
Sen mina ten vaikka puusta
Kielen ten mina paperista
Ja kintut kissan luusta
Jos mina kirpun kiine saisin
Sitt mina laulaatsaisin (?)
Harakkala haudan kalvaatsa
Ja sirkkalla siunutassa
I’m sure there are may grammatical errors — please help me correct them. I would be interested to know if this is an old regional children’s song? Is there a dialect (e.g. ""ten" for tehda?) Any information would be welcome!
If anyone can help with the correct spelling of this song, a translation and/or any other info about the song, please comment below.
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