Annotation:Ievan Polkka

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IEVAN POLKKA (Eva's Polka). AKA - "Finnish Polka," "Levan Polka," "Savitaipaleen Polkka." Traditional Finnish polka, with song words written in the 1930's by Eino Kettunen. The correct Finnish form of "Eva's" is "Ievan;" the variant name "Levan" is a misreading of a capital I as a lower-case L. A verse of Finnish folk singing group Loituma's a cappella version became an internet hit in 2006 when it was used for the background of a looped flash animation of a girl twirling a leek, so the tune is sometimes called Leekspin. It is often played in A minor.

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Jeff Anderson, Jane Johnson: Nordic Spirit (Voyager 364). Loituma: Things of Beauty (Northside NSD6010). Kevin Burke: Up Close (Green Linnet GLCD 1052)

See also listing at :
See/hear a comic lumberjack band performing this tune in a 1952 movie [1]
See/hear the folk/metal band Korpiklaani performing it at a 2013 music festival [2]

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