Maria Kalaniemi. Ellin Polkka. Composed by Traditional. Stream or buy on: User Reviews ↓ · Variations ↓ · Attributes ↓; Song Genres ↓; Song Styles ↓; Song. Ellin Polkka · Maria Kalaniemi | Length: This track is on the following album: Accordion Tribe · Maria Kalaniemi. Ievan Polkka” or “Ievan Polokka is a popular Finnish song with lyrics written in the early s by Eino Kettunen to a traditional Finnish polka tune. The name is.

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Very popular after World War II, the song was almost forgotten during the late s and s. Polka was introduced in northern Europe during the late 19th century, which implies that the actual tune as it is known today originates from this era.

For the animation, see Loituma Girl. Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references Articles with elin many examples Wikipedia articles with style issues from June Wikipedia external links cleanup from June Wikipedia spam cleanup from June Articles with multiple maintenance issues All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Articles with unsourced statements from July The name is commonly misspelled Levan Polkkadue to the similarity of lowercase L and the polkkq vowel I i in sans-serif fonts.

The album was released in the United States as Things of Beauty in After the animation was posted, Ievan Polkka become widely known worldwide, with a significant rise of interest and recognition demonstrated by the search terms popularity. Greger Andersson, Musik i NordenMusikaliska pollkka. Locals who are well-versed in folk music agree the melody is very old and likely to have been known back in the early 19th century and therefore probably of even older origin.


For the animation, only the second half of the fifth stanza four lines and the complete sixth stanza eight lines are used.

Ievan Polkka

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Retrieved 26 June Views Read Edit View history. The melody of “Ievan Polkka” is very similar to that of Savitaipaleen polkka, and in South Karelia the Ievan Polkka is also known as ” Savitaipaleen polkka “. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

The a cappella version of the song acquired greater international popularity as part of an Internet phenomenon in the spring of when the Loituma Girl also known as Leekspina looped Flash animation of an anime girl Orihime Inoue from the Bleach series twirling a leek, set to a scat singing section of Ievan Polkka sung by Loituma [2] was posted in Russian LiveJournal. It instantly became a global hit and the song soon enjoyed overwhelming popularity as a ringtone.

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For the band, see Loituma. Retrieved 18 August The poljka resurfaced after an a cappella performance by the Finnish quartet Loitumawhich was first released on their debut album, Loitumain Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

See Wikipedia’s guide to writing better articles for further suggestions. This page was last edited on 1 Decemberat Project DIVA 2nd as the tutorial music. The song is sung in very heavy Eastern Savonian dialects spoken in North Kareliato the point where it may not be understandable to some Finnish people.


Infolk metal band Korpiklaani recorded a cover on the album Manala.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The most popular vocaloid cover belonged to that of Hatsune Miku, garnering more than 40 ellkn views on her official YouTube music video as of December Owing to its viral exposure in popular cultureIevan Polkka has become one of the most famous Finnish songs in the world.

The melody can be traced back to the Viipuri Province in the 17th century when the border with the Kingdom of Sweden ran west of the province. However, the polka genre is of much later date.

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It is also known as ” Loituma’s Polka” or “Loituma’s Polkka”. This article needs additional citations for verification. This song then became well known among Nogizaka46’s fans.

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