Thursday, September 11, 2008

Yes, My Darling Daughter - Pojat

Laila Kinnunen was the most popular Finnish female singer in the first part of the 60's. She was the first one to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest - in the year 1961. She recorded several hits and starred in many TV shows. Laila also recorded some songs with her sister Ritva. One of them was "Pojat" (The Boys) in 1962. The Finnish lyrics of the song are quite different than in the original song "Yes, My Darling Daughter" that were considered to be quite risque at the time - in the 40's. The song tells about a mother teaching her daughter in dealing with courting males. The song was written and composed by famous American songwright Jack Lawrence and it has been recorded by numerous artists in numerous versions. But the first one in 1940 was cut by Dinah Shore (b. Frances Rose Shore) as her first recording. Dinah was most popular during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s.

Here's the pair:

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