Marja-Leena wrote, "The translation of the above text is correct, but the Finnish text does not respond to the language which we would likely use. It does not fit the tune of the song either. I would use the words underneath. Here below is the version of the ladybug song that I learned 70 years ago when I was 5 years old..."

Lennä, lennä leppäkerttu
ison kiven juureen,
siellä isäs', äitis' keittää sulle
makeata puuroo.

Fly, fly ladybug,
To the foot of the big stone,
There are your mommy and daddy,
Boiling a sweet porridge for you.


I found both versions on several other sites. That's why I'm keeping both here. Please feel free to email me the version you know. -Mama Lisa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Marja-Leena Lounasmaa for sharing her version of this song.

Kiitoksia oikein paljon!