- Reino Helismaa
Reino Vihtori "Repe" Helismaa (
12 July 1913- 21 January 1965) was a Finnish singer-songwriter, musician and scriptwriter, mainly known from his humorous, yet homely songs. One of his best-known interpreters was Tapio Rautavaara.
Song lyrics: Helismaa wrote over five thousand song lyrics. Some of the most famous include:
* "Balladi Villistä Lännestä" (A ballad of the Wild West)
* "Daiga-daiga-duu" (Diga-diga-doo)
* "Hiljainen kylätie" (A quiet village street)
* "Kaksi vanhaa tukkijätkää" (Two old lumberjacks)
* "Kulkuri ja joutsen" (The tramp and the swan)
* "Kulkurin iltatähti" (The tramp's evening star)
* "Lentävä kalakukko" (The flying
* "Meksikon pikajuna" (The Mexico Express, original: Orient Express)
* "Päivänsäde ja menninkäinen" (The sunbeam and the goblin)
* "Rakovalkealla" (At the campfire)
* "Reppu ja reissumies" (The knapsack and the travelling man)
* "Rovaniemen markkinoilla" (At the
* "Suutarin tyttären pihalla" (At the shoemaker's daughter's yard)
Other works by Helismaa include 8 plays, 10 revues, 32 film manuscripts and 104 radio plays.
* Screenplays for several
Pekka ja Pätkä-comedy films made in the 1950s.
* [http://www.last.fm/music/Reino+Helismaa Last.fm]
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