Thursday, July 21, 2011

Temma Harbour - Rantaan, rantaan

Now is the season for the beach life - eagerly awaited by many, many Finns for 7 months. Päivi Paunu recorded "Rantaan, rantaan" (To the beach, to the beach) in 1970 scoring a minor hit with it. The original song "Temma Harbour" was written by a British singer-songwriter named Philamore Lincoln, who also recorded the song  for his sole album “The North Wind Blew South” in 1970. But earlier that year Mary Hopkin  had hit the charts with it, peaking at number 6 in the UK Singles Chart. "Temma Harbour" locates in Tasmania, Australia, but the song is not about that location. The songwriter, Philamore Lincoln, states the name was selected randomly from a map while looking for a place name that sounded romantic ;-).

Here's the triplet:

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