Friday, August 13, 2010

Snart är du gammal - Kun aika kuluu

While doing research for Finnpicks I have often found a song that I have never heard, but after hearing it for the first time, want listen to it again and again. This only shows how big is the treasure chest of the forgotten musical gems of the past. This "Kun aika kuluu" (As time goes by) is one of those gems. Jouko ja Kosti recorded it in 1973. It was the flipside of the earlier Finnpick, "Mama Loo" (see here) and the philosophical lyrics were done by lyrics master Juha Vainio. The original song "Snart är du gammal" (Soon you will be old) was penned by Benny Andersson in his pre-Abba days, and it was originally performed by Norwegian singer Jan Höiland, who was active both in Norway and in Sweden. BTW, Jan was the guy who made a Norwegian version of Marion's 1962 ESC song "Tipi-tii". This "Snart är du gammal" became a hit in Sweden in 1973.

Here's the pair:

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