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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Ievan Polkka

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The song resurfaced after an a cappella performance by the Finnish quartet Loitumawhich was first released on their debut album, Loitumain For the band, see Loituma.

Greger Andersson, Musik i NordenMusikaliska akad. It instantly became a global hit and the song soon enjoyed overwhelming popularity as a ringtone. This article may contain indiscriminateexcessiveor irrelevant examples.

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.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. For the animation, see Loituma Girl. This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines.


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 “. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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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. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on ppolkka talk page. 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.

Polka was introduced in northern Europe during the late 19th century, which implies that the actual tune as it is elljn today originates from this era.

Retrieved 18 August Polk,a improve this article by removing excessive or inappropriate external links, and converting useful links where appropriate into footnote references.

Very popular after World War II, the song was almost forgotten during the polk,a s and s. Views Read Edit View history.

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Owing to its viral exposure in popular cultureIevan Polkka has become one of the most famous Finnish songs in the world. June Learn how and when to remove this dllin message. This article is about the song.


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Ellin polkka

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.

Project DIVA 2nd as the tutorial music. The melody can be traced back to the Viipuri Province in ellib 17th century when the border with the Kingdom of Sweden ran west of the province. However, the polka genre is of much later date. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Retrieved from ” https: The name is commonly misspelled Levan Polkkadue to the similarity of lowercase L and the uppercase vowel I i in sans-serif polka.

This article has multiple issues. Infolk metal band Korpiklaani recorded a cover on the album Manala. The most popular vocaloid cover belonged to that of Hatsune Miku, garnering more than 40 million views on her official YouTube music video as of December Retrieved 26 June Furthermore, mobile ringtones based on various mixes of “Ievan Polkka” gained a wide popularity among Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States mobile subscribers in late It is also known as ” Loituma’s Polka” or elkin Polkka”.

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