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Purjein kuutamolla (1917) Op. 31a no.1

Purjein kuutamolla

Ilman impi sinisiipi,
johda purtta pientä,
johda yli mustan veen
kohti kotinientä.
Rauhoittaos hymylläsi
musta meren syli,
jotta pääsee pursi pieni
suurten vetten yli.
Koske valkosormellasi
purren mastopariin,
ettei särkyis pursi hento
meren salakariin.
Ilman impi, sinisiipi,
johda purtta pientä
kohti kotinientä.

Purjein kuutamolla

Maiden, blue-winged, of the air,
Guide the little boat,
Guide it across the inky water
And take me home.
With your smile becalm
The inky sea’s embrace,
That the little boat
May cross the vast waters.
Touch with your white finger
The two masts of the boat,
That the frail boat be not dashed
On the treacherous rocks.
Maiden, blue-winged, of the air,
Guide the little boat
And take me home.

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Composer

Toivo Timoteus Kuula was a Finnish composer and conductor of the late-Romantic and early-modern periods. He is best known for his many compositions for voice and orchestra.

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Poet

Kalle Wuokoski was a Finnish poet and lyricist.


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