Satumaa (Finnish Tango) (Mononen)

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Aavan meren tuolla puolen jossakin on maa,
missae onnen kaukorantaan laine liplattaa.
Missae kukat kauneimmat luo aina loistettaan,
siellae huolet huomisen voi jaeaedae unholaan.

Oi jospa kerran sinne satumaahan kaeydae vois,
niin sieltae koskaan laehtisi en linnun lailla pois.
Vaan siivetoennae en voi lentaeae vanki olen maan,
vain aatoksin mi kauas entaeae sinne kaeydae saan.

Lennae laulu sinne missae siintaeae satumaa,
sinne missae oma armain mua odottaa.
Lennae laulu sinne lailla linnun liitaevaen.
Kerro ettae aatoksissain on vain yksin haen.

Oi jospa kerran...
  Translation of the first two finnish verses:
There's a land beyond the vast sea
where waves wash on the shores of happiness
where beautiful flowers always blossom
where worries of tomorrow can be forgotten

Oh if once I could go to that fairytale land
never would I leave from there like a bird
but without wings I cannot fly, I'm a prisoner of ground
only in thoughts that reach so far can I ever there be
From: Matti Sunell
  Lyrics to this song and a nice photo strictly connected with it are available through the Internet from the Robbert Heederik
  The photo is a JPEG file and is described in
  Here is the description:
  The photograph was taken at the Kulttuuritalo (Culture house) concert hall in Helsinki on September 22, 1974. The persons are Ruth Underwood, Chester Thompson, Matti Koskiala, George Duke, Tom Fowler and Frank Zappa. Matti Koskiala, a veteran Finnish drummer and percussionist, is teaching the band to play a Finnish tango, Satumaa.
  I scanned the picture from the July 1991 issue of "Muusikko", the Finnish musicians union magazine. I didn't ask their or Mr. Koskiala's permission.
  The Finnish RSO plays at the same hall. I am proud to have played percussion with them on this very same stage, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, who has recorded an excellent CD of Conlon Nancarrow's studies with Ensemble Modern.

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