Thursday, December 11, 2008

Campesino - Kylähäät

Marion Rung , or just Marion, (see previous entry) has been among the leading ladies of Finnish pop music for over 40 years. She started her career in the beginning og 60's and is still recording and performing actively. She recorded "Kylähäät" (Village wedding) in 1976. The lyrics (done by famous lyricist Juha Vainio) tell a story about really wild wedding in some unnamed village. Marion recorded also a German version of this song as "Der Bauer und sein Weibchen". The lyrics in Finnish version are quite different compered to the original song "Campesino". It modestly tells about a peasant who happens to see a lady bathing in the river and then cannot forget this sight. The Spanish lyrics were written by the performer of the song Georgie Dann. Georgie is a French singer who primarily made his career in Spain in the 70's. As this song "Campesino" is composed by an Italian songwriter Franco Bracardi, it truly is an international effort. It was released in 1975 and was a summer hit in Spain.

Here's the pair:

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