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Song Parodies -> "Welcome to Finland, Andrei"

Original Song Title:

"Down Under"

Original Performer:

Men at Work

Parody Song Title:

"Welcome to Finland, Andrei"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

Finland has lately experienced a wave of immigration from Russia. Many Russians have moved to Finland in search of jobs and higher wages. They usually are good workers, and this could be a story of one such immigrant.
Walked here from railway station
Left behind the Eastern nation
Seeking pot of gold in Finland -
working hard in the job of farmhand

(and they were singing)
Welcome to Finland, Andrei
Tending cows and pigs and chickens, to say
Driving tractor and making hay
Finding freedom at Finnish countryside

While the life in West is expensive
my job contract is quite extensive
I get housing and meals and sauna
and get to see the Finnish fauna

(and they were singing)
Welcome to Finland, Andrei
Tending cows and pigs and chickens, to say
Driving tractor and making hay
Finding freedom at Finnish countryside

I think I'm doing great
in this Northern welfare state
While my life is one great feast -
there are times I miss the East!

(and they were singing)
Welcome to Finland, Andrei
Tending cows and pigs and chickens, to say
Driving tractor and making hay
Finding freedom at Finnish countryside

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 4

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Patrick - January 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Are the Russians learning to speak Finnish? Do they take jobs away from local workers by accepting sub-standard wages? Do they burden the healthcare and welfare systems? Is Russian immigration a significant political issue? I'm sure you are aware of the issue of Mexican immigration in the United States.
Jonathan - January 31, 2014 - Report this comment
great parody from start to finnish I was russian to the 5's!
Susanna Viljanen - February 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Patrick, the situation here is somewhat different. The Finnish agriculture is heavily mechanized, but unfortunately many of the farmers either have small families or are elderly. Since Finnish climate is harsh and the growth period of year is short, the Finnish agriculture is oriented more on farm animals and dairy, eggs, meat and poultry production than grain or fruits. As operation, maintenance and upkeep of farm equipment requires more specialized skills than, say, picking oranges or cotton, the wages are usually good. But the work is hard, and there is a shortage of domestic skilled farmhands. Many of the Russian immigrants have decent education and know some Finnish already before moving here. Many Russians come here to earn funds for their studies or other needs, but many also marry here and become naturalized citizens.
Andrei - February 01, 2014 - Report this comment
See, Patrick? Russian immigrants are educated, bilingual, skilled, eager to integrate white people. Why can't your brown-skinned, wetback spics be like that?
Steinmetz - February 01, 2014 - Report this comment
Susanna, by now, you know that as far as progressiveness is concerned, this site is dominated by inductive and capacitive reactance, reluctance, resistance, and impedance. There is very little admittance.
Susanna Viljanen - February 01, 2014 - Report this comment
But, Steinmetz, I think there is enough capacitance and conductance to make a power-charged spoof every now and then - watt do you think?
Patrick - February 03, 2014 - Report this comment
Most Russian immigrants to the United States are white people. There are web sites and magazine ads for Russian women wanting to marry American men. Those who come here also speak English and are well educated. Mexicans are being pushed out of their war-torn country into a nation in economic decline. They work at a lot of heavy labor jobs that most natives can't or won't do. There are bilingual and Spanish-only newspapers in Kansas City. Spanish language churches, radio, and television. They undercut native businesses in price, and many distribute drugs. The police do not care.

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