(Finnish) Pium Paum/Kehto Laulu

(Finnish Lullaby)

Printed songbook, p. 71.

Recording by John Berquist:

English recording by RW:

Pium paum, kehto heilahtaa,
Ja lapsi viatonna uinahtaa
Pium paum, Äiti laulahtaa,
Kun sydänkäpyänsä tuudittaa.

Pium paum, viulu vingahtaa,
Ja nuoret karkelohon kiiruhtaa.
Pium paum, Onni häilyää,
Se tuopi valoa ja pimeää.

Pium paum, Keran kajataa,
Tuo kylmä kirkonkello ilmoitaa,
Pois pois, henki vaeltaa,
Ja ruumis mullan alla kajan saa.

Pium paum, the cradle starts
To rock the little baby in the cart
Pium paum, her mother’s art
Will guard the little treasure of her heart.

Pium paum, the fiddles play;
Their music sweet tells of the passing days.
Dance, child, and take time to play,
Seek love and laughter now while you may.

Pium paum, the day will come
When death will take you to your final home.
And you will lie in the loam,
So enjoy the day and fill your heart with song.

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