HEINÄSIRKKA HEINÄSIRKKA MENE TÄÄLTÄ HIITEEN
Many years ago, Finland was a lush and fertile, almost tropical, country and wild grapes grew everywhere. The Finns were prosperous but over time forgot the source of their wealth and well-being, and became lax and unthankful. One year, a plague of giant grasshoppers with a voracious appetites arrived and destroyed the vineyards. Fearful and facing famine, the people prayed for salvation and were saved by St. Urho who, waving his pitchfork, chanted "Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen" ("Grasshopper, grasshopper, get out!") and the pesky creatures were swept into the sea. However, though the Finns survived, as a lasting reminder of their error the land never returned to its former verdant condition.
ODE TO URHO
Ooksi kooksi coolama vee
Santia Urho is ta poy for me!
He sase out ta hoppers as pig as pirds.
Neffer peefor haff I hurd tose words!
He reely tolt tose pugs of kreen
Braffest Finn I effer seen
Some celebrate for St. Pat unt hiss nakes
Putt Urho poyka kot what it takes.
He kot tall and trong from feelia sour
Unt ate kala moyakka effery hour.
Tat's why tat kuy could sase toes peetles
What krew as thick as chack bine neetles.
So let's give a cheer in hower pest vay
On Sixteenth of March, St. Urho's Tay.
Made strong as a child on sour milk and fish soup.
Terror of the Locust!
Savior of the Finnish grapes.
WHAT TYPE IS SAINT URHO