Eerama – MIERO, 2006

Translation by Jevgenija Sorokina

(Värttinä – “Eerama”)

Eerama-a, Eerama-a…
1: Eerama, hostess of the North, yes,
Eerama, hostess of the North,
Eerama, hostess of the North, set
Tasks for suitors from the earth:
Chorus 1: Plough a field of vipers,
Turn o’er the land of snakes,
Forge the plough by yourself, but
If not – I will say Nay.
2: Eerama, hostess of the North, yes,
Eerama, hostess of the North,
Set a job to gain her daughter,
Eerama, hostess of the North:
Chorus 2: Bring the Tuonela swan,
Kill that sweet bird with one blow,
And hunt the sacred elk, but
If not – I will say No,
Bring the Tuonela swan,
Kill that sweet bird with one blow
And hunt the sacred elk, but
If not – Eerama says No.
Eerama-a, Eerama-a…

17.08.2019