Varrii ompi zaijuvesj – Värttinä (1st album), 1987

Translation by Jevgenija Sorokina Värttinä, 1987

(Värttinä – “Varrii ompi zaijuvesj”)
The tea water’s boiling hot, and it should not be spoiled x2,
That is true, but why on earth it should not be spoiled? x2
Got a lover in St Pete, ‘neath a little stone x2,
That is true, but why on earth… x2
There’s no cold and there’s no frost a-chilling to the bone, x2
That is true, but why on earth… x2
In the evening my beloved is coming ’round to see me, x2
That is true, but why on earth… x2
When he comes again to visit, I am gonna hit him x2,
That is true, but why on earth…
When I went to see my lover, I did shiver badly, x2
That is true, but why on earth… x2
With his fist my pa-in-law, he made the table tremble, x2
That is true, but why on earth… x2
Dear boy, will you buy a bell for the chestnut steed? x2
That is true, but why on earth… x2
‘Cause a lovely girl will join you for this noble deed. x2
That is true, but why on earth… x2

14.09.2019