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Runno (English translation)

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Runno

Lyökäät saatanat puukolla ringissä
Retkutelkaa te ruojat
Lukkarin vihdalla muututte lykkariksi
Valoterästä tanssittakaas
Jalalla koreasti retkun polkkaa
Saatanat puukolla suhatkaa
 
Helluni sydän sydänsurulla surmatkaa
Sydän surulla surmatkaa
Helluni sydän sydänsurulla surmatkaa
Sydän surulla surmatkaa
 
Runno sairas runno
 
Liivinraudat vihalla täyttää
Ei lopu raha, ei tartu ruma
Painehin taotut niskasuonet
Rinnat rahkosen raudasta
Rukiista pohjosen poika
Selkävillat sepän teräksestä
 
Helluni sydän sydänsurulla surmatkaa
Sydän surulla surmatkaa
Helluni sydän sydänsurulla surmatkaa
Sydän surulla surmatkaa
 
Runno ruoja runno
(Kouvolla kostuta kehoani)
Runno sairas runno
(Kouvolla suostuta sisuni)
Runno ruoja runno
(Kouvolla kostuta kehoani)
Runno sairas runno
 
Helluni sydän sydänsurulla surmatkaa
Sydän surulla surmatkaa
Helluni sydän sydänsurulla surmatkaa
Sydän surulla surmatkaa
 
Helluni sydän sydänsurulla surmatkaa
Sydän surulla surmatkaa
Helluni sydän sydänsurulla surmatkaa
Sydän surulla surmatkaa
 
Helluni sydän sydänsurulla surmatkaa
Sydän surulla surmatkaa
Helluni sydän sydänsurulla surmatkaa
Runno ruoja runno
 
Submitted by Marshall SerranoMarshall Serrano on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 20:08
Last edited by Marshall SerranoMarshall Serrano on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 05:56
Submitter's comments:

I´ve got it from another page, so I don´t if it´s correct or have some mistakes 'cause I don´t speak Finnish.

Feel free to make any correction or notice me.
Thanks!

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Poem

Strike the satans with a knife in a ring
Sprawl you scoundrels
With a sexton's birch whisk you'll turn into a ball sack
Lighting steel makes you dance
One dances with his feet a showy scoundrel's polka
Satans' whisk away with a knife [in their hand]
 
Kill the heart of my loved one with a heartache
Kill the heart with a heartache
Kill the heart of my loved one with a heartache
Kill the heart with a heartache
 
Poem, a sick poem
 
The inner hear is filled with hatered
One will not run out of money, the ugliness won't stick
Into the imprints are forged into one's neck veins
Breasts made of solid iron
Boy of the North made of rye
Back hairs made of smits' steel
 
Kill the heart of my loved one with a heartache
Kill the heart with a heartache
Kill the heart of my loved one with a heartache
Kill the heart with a heartache
 
Poem a scoundrel poem
(With Kouvola I moisten my body)
Poem, a sick poem
(With Kouvola I persuade my inner strength)
Poem a scoundrel poem
(With Kouvola I moisten my body)
Poem, a sick poem
 
Kill the heart of my loved one with a heartache
Kill the heart with a heartache
Kill the heart of my loved one with a heartache
Kill the heart with a heartache
 
Kill the heart of my loved one with a heartache
Kill the heart with a heartache
Kill the heart of my loved one with a heartache
Kill the heart with a heartache
 
Kill the heart of my loved one with a heartache
Kill the heart with a heartache
Kill the heart of my loved one with a heartache
Kill the heart with a heartache
Poem a scoundrel poem
 
Thanks!
thanked 3 times
Submitted by Peter LehtinenPeter Lehtinen on Sun, 04/04/2021 - 19:49
Added in reply to request by Marshall SerranoMarshall Serrano
Last edited by Peter LehtinenPeter Lehtinen on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 12:31
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Marshall SerranoMarshall Serrano    Thu, 08/04/2021 - 06:00

I must thank you a lot for your translation!!!
Here are some notes.
1. I added the missing lines that didn't were before. Feel free to add them to your work.
2. I've consulted a dictionary and there's a difference between Runo (with one N) and Runno (double N). Can you tell me how much am I wrong???
Thanks again

Peter LehtinenPeter Lehtinen    Thu, 08/04/2021 - 12:54

Thank you for your feedback. As to issue 1. I made the necessary corrections to reflect the new source lyrics. As to issue 2. You’re correct, the word “Runo” is textbook Finnish and therefore it will be in any dictionary. However, in this case “Runno” is part of regional dialect, mostly used in eastern part of Finland. Nevertheless, they’re synonymous.

The source lyrics in this case are not your everyday Finnish. They’re cryptic, and I guess that the person who wrote them wanted them to be that way to add a sense of regional poetry to them.

Please feel free to contact me via PM if you have any further questions. I look forward to your reply. Have a great day! 😃

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