Utu (English)

Ruhverikko / Dark girl

I’m the dark girl singing, singing, I’m the dark girl
I’m the dark girl singing singing, singing my songs
I’m the dark girl
I pour out my song though they hate me
I say my words though they speak ill of me
It’s true I’ve been mindless
That I’ve been bad
On the night of the celebration
I ran here and there hopped around happily
Mindless impossible mindless indeed
Good in nothing bringing shame on the whole family
The horrid old hags say: she’s too ill-natured for a girl
They’re afraid their sons will be competing to woo me
Mindless impossible mindless indeed
Good in nothing bringing shame on the whole family
I’ve got a fine figure a good body
I can choose I can charm
I whisper forbidden things in their ears
For more than nine nights
I was the bride of many
These poor boys I made them crawl
Lie on the ground
Even strangers I drew to me
Making the men desire me
Many men come to woo me
Enticing me to be a wife
I don’t give a damn for them
I want to play around the way girls do
I’ve got a fine figure a good body
I can choose I can charm
I want to play around
I want to play around
I want to play around the way girls do yeah

Tuuterin Tyttäret / The girls from Tuuteri

Girls came to the village, girls from Tuuteri
beautiful young maidens who could dance and sway
They have silks slipped over their foreheads
They’ve put on pretty clothes
Hey now, give the floor to the girls, give them space
Make way for us, fine Tuuteri girls
If you don’t, we’ll be drawn out through the doors
and we’ll dance outside under the stars
Yes, the girls from Tuuteri
are dancing under the stars now
They sway in the middle of the yard
These girls are itching to dance
Their shoes want to skip around
Please will you let us dance in the hall
clatter around in our clattering shoes
We’ve legs that are still young and fit
We can still lift out bottoms from the benches
They stayed for a few weeks
stayed for a whole month
They had naughty men back home in Tuuteri
They were in no hurry to get home
Yes, the girls from Tuuteri
are dancing under the stars now
They sway in the middle of the yard
These girls are itching to dance
Their shoes want to skip around

Kaihon Kantaja / The bearer of the longing

Cast off these veils these worries from my hems
Cast them into the grave of silent dreams
Take away the chains of longing from my ankle
Throw them into the well of my grudging thoughts
Cast off these veils these worries from my hems
Cast them into the grave of silent dreams
Hide the tears of pain
Let the scorn of the betrayer not be seen
Come to me beutiful bearer of the longing
Will you take my sorrows into your arms
Bear this most beautiful thing my longing
Bear this most precious thing bear my longing
Lull my dark feelings, let them crumble to ashes
Burn the meadows of my fears
Lunch the last lie sail it far sway
Close up the Bridges of my sorrow
Come to me beutiful bearer of the longing
Will you take my sorrows into your arms
Bear this most beautiful thing my longing
Bear this most precious thing bear my longing

Vietäviä / For the taking

Walking down the alleyways going rounf the villages
Shrieking wildly, singing our songs, singing, swinging
No, we haven’t come here to sit by the wall
To stand by the doorway we aren’t on offer
Aren’t on show waiting for someone to take us
We won’t make good wives aren’t woman for marrying
We don’t know how to sew haven’t learned how to work
We’re just singing our songs
Filling the place with our noise
Fire is gushing from our mouths
Hot embers from our tongues
Since they won’t let me do it at home make melodies
Sing my songs I go out in the world to sing
To make people happy cheer up the crowd
We won’t make good wives aren’t woman for marrying
We don’t know how to sew haven’t learned how to work
We won’t make good wives, no
We won’t make good wives
We’re just singing our songs
Filling the place with our noise
Fire is gushing from our mouths
Hot embers from our tongues

Utuneito / The maiden of the mist

The maiden of the twilight
The maiden of the mist in her sleep
The maiden of the twilight
Hears the call to join the swans
Back inthe deep blue sea
Under the waves in the cool water
The maiden of the twilight
Disappears under merciless surface
Leaving only mist on the water
The maiden of the twilight
Of the frathery mist
Hears the call to join the swans
Under the waves in the cool water
Under the waves in the cool water

Iloni / My joy

I let the wind lull me
I let the cols arie calm me
In the evening when sky grows dark
When the sun goes down
I go to those wide open spaces
And sing out my joy, sing out my joy
I sing my song into the cool evening
And listen to the stories of the sky
In the downy mist of the night
As the twilight creeps closer
I go to those wide open spaces
And sing out my joy, sing out my joy

Helleleo

The wild fellows are yelling
The dandies are boasting a tour heels
The haymakers are sneaking after us and shouting
The hopeless goof are plodding behind us in vain
Even the whining skinny fools are eyeing us
Hoping to have us in their beds
Helleleo throw away your skirt
Make love to me lass len me your loins
Helleleo caress me tenderly
For love I fall in a trance at your furrow
I don’t care for the empty headed ones
Don’t care for them at all
Those maideaters who are whining for love and yelling
Helleleo throw away your skirt
Make love to me lass len me your loins
Helleleo caress me tenderly
For love I fall in a trance at your furrow
I mean to lie without a fiance and be happy on my own
I’m still waiting for just one true love to lie beside me
Helleleo throw away your skirt
Make love to me lass len me your loins
Helleleo caress me tenderly
For love I fall in a trance at your furrow

Vaeltaja / The Explorer

The singer did it, the singer did it,
the singer’s mind wanted to sing
The player did it, the player did it,
the player’s mind wanted to play
Played the days, played the evening for itself
Sang the star to shine in the sky
And another to keep it company
The traveler did it, the traveler did it,
the traveler’s mind wanted to go
The explorer did it, the explorer did it,
the explorer’s mind wanted to wander
The valleys and the ridges, the fields’ verges
Went in a morning the one which had lightened
Went in a night the one which had darkened
The murderer did it, the murderer did it,
worked in his mind
The murderer did it, the murderer did it,
made fate by itself
So the singer does not feel, to sing
So the player’s playing does not ring
So there are no traveller’s steps
So the explorer ceases
So the singer does not feel, to sing
So the player’s playing does not ring
So there are no traveller’s steps
So the explorer ceases
May the distant dark waters and verges resound
May the sky and the strars say peace for the soul
May the distant dark waters and verges resound
May the sky and the strars say peace for the soul

Suruni suuri / My heavy sorrow

My heavy sorrow, oh my
In the land of my mother
Since I have been dug
Deep into the dark earth

Manattu / Conjured

Winds, from behind the winds made by the seer
Winds, from behind the winds the maker of spells
Winds, from behind the winds made by the seer
Maker of spells of cool, cool air
I’m not same girl who was brought by the wind
Brought by the wind, carried by the water
Washed the ashore by the waves
I was made by the seer lulled by the queen of the winds
I have come from behind the winds, the winds
Winds, from behind the winds made by the seer
Skies, from beyond the skies lifted up by the clouds
Neither the arrows of the witch
Nor the seer’s steels can quench me
I’m the last born of a wizard, the youngest maid
When I dance the sky glimmers
Bolts of lightning give commands
And the stars of the sky make magic behind the mountains
I’m not same girl who was brought by the wind
Brought by the wind, carried by the water
Washed the ashore by the waves
When I dance the sky glimmers
Bolts of lightning give commands
And the stars of the sky make magic behind the mountains

Kutsu / The call

Come into the elf’s hut in the light

Haltija / The elf

An elf above the clouds beneath the stars
Come from beyond the sky, from the distant land
Of the dark winds of the sky, from beyond the sky
An elf convinced me, coaxed my heart to linger
Among blissful thoughts dreaming of a happier life
Convinced my mind coaxed my heart
There was a white light there a white light
Asked me to come over the clouds with it
Under the stars to glide like a bird for ever
Without shadows without sorrow
Free always to roam to glide

Tantsu / Dance (instrumental)

Haltijan hallussa / Under the elf’s spell

From behind the heavens the elf
From beyond the sky hear the pleading
Of this poor creature this feeble flame
Don’t imprison an Innocent heart
Fair and unblemished, don’t darken my mind
Don’t subdue my thoughts
Take my sorrows away with you my grievous pains
Release me from evil days, set the flame free
I’ll move my dwelling to another place
Live further away
I’ll break free from the ropes that blind me
I’ll bend your will to mine
Don’t imprison an Innocent heart
Fair and unblemished
Don’t darken my mind, don’t subdue my thoughts
Oh Lord grant release set nature free
Grant release, oh Lord, oh God
Hear the request of this poor creature
From the power of the elf, set the day free, oh Lord
Strike flame, oh father of the air
Flash fire, oh heavenly blacksmith
Raise a storm in the roaring sea
From the elf’s enchantment release the flame

Uinu / Sleep

Sleep my sleepy one mama’s little one
Here I shall stay watching over
The journey of your dreams
Sleep my sleepy one let mama rock you little baby
Here I shall stay watching over
The journey of your dreams
Sleeping slumbering my little one
Will go to the land of dreams in my lap
Lulled to sleep my own wee baby
Will fall asleep softly find a new dream
Carry my dearest one to a stately mansion
Take my sweet baby beside you
To the top of a golden mountain
Where golden birds are cooing
Where silver birds are singing
Bright coloured grasses swaying
Caressing my sweet baby

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