ART Irwin Goodman

Pauli

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He was a foremost Finnish protest singer, might be called our Bob Dylan, lived 1943-1991, his songs were highly forbidden from public broadcast in 60's, when we had Kekkonen in power and Finlandization humming.

Anyway, a great type. I've tried to translate one of his songs, about his "drink and drive". Not to say, it's recommended... but sometimes, radicalism is to be understood.


Lyrics:

Irwin Goodman - Autolla Kanarian Saarille Lyrics With car to Canary Islands

(Säv. Irwin Goodman, san. Emil Retee) Melody Irwin Goodman, words Emil (von) Retee

Well, autolla Kanarian saarille, Well, with car to Canary Islands
eli Seutulan lentokenttätyömaalle. that is Seutula Air Port workplace
Mä lähdin tuolle suositulle matkalle I went to that popular trip
ilman ulkomaan passia. without a foreign passport

Kun matkalipun sain lain puolesta, I got the ticket through law enforcment,
oikeen kabinettivaunussa in a cabinet travel
ja adjutantinkin univormussa, and an adjutant in uniform,
ei ollut matkalla harmia. there was no problem in travel.

Mut’ perillä ei ollut laukunkantajaa, But there was no luggage carrier,
loistohotellista puhumattakaan. not to mention a luxury hotel.
Päivälläkin jouduin pitään pyjamaa. Even in daytime I had to wear a pyjamas.
Ei ollut nimeä, vaan kannoin numeroa 108:a. I had no name, but carried number 108.

Kesälomalle Seutulaan, Summer vacation in Seutula,
valtion täysihoitolaan. state boarding house.
Suomihan on suuri urheilumaa, Finland is a great sports country,
siis kaikki terveydeksi kuokkimaan. let's all go grub for health.

Toiset juo lomallansa samppanjaa, Some drink champagne on their vacation,
minä vain teetä ja vanikkaa. I only tee and rye bread.
Toiset makaa puoleen päivään vuoteissaan, Some sleep to half day in their bed,
kun minä lähden joka aamu kuudelta kuokkimaan. while I go grub at 6am.

Kesälomalle Seutulaan, Summer vacation in Seutula,
valtion täysihoitolaan. state boarding house.
Suomihan on suuri urheilumaa, Finland is a great sports country,
siis kaikki terveydeksi kuokkimaan. let's all go grub for health.

Thanks to M.A.Tikka
Copyright : MusiXmatch

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God bless dissidents. His Son was one.
 


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Pauli

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Add: Irwin Goodman = Antti Hammarberg was Tavastian, south mid Finland, and he kind of speaks / sings through his nose, just as I do; my father was from there, guess it's a heritage? Not that I would have a big elephant nose, eh?
 


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