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Tunes & Songs of Finland

Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia
Tunes & Songs of Finland

Tunes & Songs of Finland, released by Folkways Records in 1957, features Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia with accompaniment by John Stark on the kantele, a string instrument in the zither family native to Finland. Stark and Karelia live in the United States but were both born in Finland. The songs range from wistful love ballads like “Kreivin Sylissa Istunut” to storytelling songs like “Carefree Vagabond.” The liner notes include biographical information on Stark and Karelia, Finnish lyrics, and English translations.

Track Listing

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Tuomi On Virran Reunalla (Besides the Stream) Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia 2:19
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102
Finnish Polka - By a Cuckoo Clock Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia 1:27
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Vienan Rannalla (At the Viena River) Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia 2:31
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Kreivin Sylissa Istunut (Standing on a Hillock) Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia 2:48
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Finnish Waltz Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia 2:35
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Kehto Laulu (Cradle Song) Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia 2:00
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202
Polska Dance Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia 1:56
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Dreams of a Soldier's Life Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia 1:58
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Carefree Vagabond Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia 1:27
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Miksi En Laulisi ("Lapland" Children) Adolf Stark and Aino Karelia 2:30
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