Nyt täyttyy mahlainen malja
Tuoppeihin virtaa sahti ja kalja
Uusi polvi kun päätänsä nostaa
Vanha tapa ei kuole koskaan

Murtumaan ei kristityn miekkakaan meitä saa
Käymme teistoa ainiaan
Nyt laulumme jumalille raikaa saa
Siis tuoppinne nostakaa!

Tummat pilvet, ilkeä taivas
On kaukana korpien kätköissä maa
Kyiset pellot, katajainen kansa
Luulivat voivansa sen alistaa


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    General Comment"Antti had this very folkish violin theme, and we agreed on that this should be a different song, a short one and more instrumental. I took the riff and built the rest around that succeeding pretty well. I wrote more lyrics to this song than I could fit into it, but we wanted to print those in the booklet as well to support the story, even if the language probably doesn't make too much sense to the most of you.
    The intro part with the bar noice is actually from an folk gig we did in a local pub a couple of years back, where we played only acoustic folk music. The feeling was so great, that we wanted to start Sahti-Waari with that same drunken feeling. The song itself is obviously a studio recording.
    The name is Finnish and hard to translate wisely, maybe Old Man Ale or something. The story behind the name is that the Häme area in Finland where we come from is known for its traditions in making home brewed beer. Sahti actually means this type of beer, which is among the oldest beerstyles still in commercial production (brewed since 9th-10th century).
    Vaari on the other hand actually means grandfather, but the song isn't about any particular beer brewing old man, The vaari just stands for tradition. Another tradition, that was almost killed but is slowly lifting its head is the old pagan culture. By no means can it take the form as it had back then, the world being a completely different place now than it was for a millennium ago. But, as well as the Sahti is still brewed in Finland, a new generation is carrying the old pagan traditions into a modern world. Sahti-Waari is a song raising pints to all modern pagans around the world."

    - metalstorm.ee/pub/…
    RainbowDemonon October 14, 2008   Link

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