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Souda, souda sinisorsa (1899) JS 180

Souda, souda sinisorsa

Souda, souda, sinisorsa,
souda tähän rantaan;
pesäs tänne rakenna sen
ritvakoivun kantaan!
Laske, laske, pursi pieni,
laske valkamaani;
purrestasi neito nuori,
astu asuntaani!
Tääll' on sija suoritettu
sammalista sulle;
tule, tule, kultaseni
kumppaniksi mulle!
Tääll' on aallot armahat ja
suuret hongat huojuu;
solkikoivut soreasti
aallon helmaan nuojuu.

Row, row, blue duck

Row, row, blue duck
Row to this shore;
Then make your nest
Next to the weeping birch!
Glide, glide, little boat,
Glide to my harbour;
The young maiden's boat
Is coming to my home!
Here my home is prepared
With soft moss for you;
Come, come, my beloved,
Be my companion!
Here the waves are gentle
Tall fir trees are swaying;
Beautiful birch trees
Lean in over the cove.

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Composer

Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer and violinist of the late Romantic and early-modern periods. He is best known for his set of seven symphonies, but he also composed over a hundred songs for voice and piano, and various pieces inspired by nature and Nordic mythology.

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