Finland fanlisting

Anthem


The name for the Finland fanlisting - Ei laaksoa, ei kukkulaa - derives from a line of the Finnish National Anthem. It means "No hidden vale, no wave-washed strand" - suggested by the smartarse Finn Orion because the line describes Finland's flat terrain. The lyrics are as follows, in Finnish and English:

Maamme

Oi maamme Suomi, synnyinmaa,
soi, sana kultainen!
Ei laaksoa ei kukkulaa,
ei vettä, rantaa rakkaampaa
kuin kotimaa tää pohjoinen,
maa kallis isien.
Sun kukoistukses kuorestaan
keerrankin puhkeaa;
viel' lempemme saa nousemaan,
sun toivos, riemus loistossaan,
ja kerran laulus, synnyinmaa,
korkeemman kaiun saa.

Our Land

Our land, our land, our fatherland,
Sound loud, O name of worth!
No mount that meets the heaven's band.
No hidden vale, no wave-washed strand.
Is loved, as is our native North.
Our own forefathers' earth.
Thy blossom, in the bud laid low,
Yet ripened shall upspring.
See! From our love once more shall grow
Thy light, thy joy, thy hope, thy glow!
And clearer yet one day shall ring
The song our land shall sing.