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Heikki Lunta by Da Yoopers

Heikki Lunta
Written by Jim DeCaire and Joe Potila
Performed by Da Yoopers
Yoopy do Wah
(Also featured on: Diehards II
(P) Yah Hey Music 1991

I remember back in ’58 when I was a lad,
I went up to the Copper Country hunting with my dad
The ground was bare and frozen so we couldn’t track no deer
So my old man got his knapsack out and filled it up with beer
He said we gotta take a hike way out into the woods
There’s this guy named Heikki Lunta, he’s crazy, but he’s good
We’ll let him drink a couple beers and when he starts to glow
He’ll do the Heikki Lunta dance and then watch it snow

Dance, dance, dance, Heikki Lunta, dance
Make it snow, snow, snow, Heikki Lunta, snow
Dance, dance, dance, Heikki Lunta, dance

I remember Christmas Eve fifteen years ago
All the kids were crying; they didn’t have no snow
According to the weatherman, they didn’t have a chance
The weatherman don’t know about the Heikki Lunta dance
Heikki put his snowshoes on and grabbed a can of beer
Put on his giant partridge wings and antlers from a deer
Then he grabbed a cedar branch and danced around the yard
Everybody said they never seen it snow so hard

Dance, dance, dance, Heikki Lunta, dance
Make it snow, snow, snow, Heikki Lunta, snow
Dance, dance, dance, Heikki Lunta, dance

I recall a tournament out at Suicide
All the snow was melting and we couldn’t get a ride
One crazy Finn came down the hill and landed on the rocks
They sent him back to Finland in a homemade cedar box
We looked for Heikki Lunta but he was nowhere to be found
We couldn’t do no jumping with no snow on the ground
It was Carl Pellonpaa who finally saved the day
We did the Heikki Lunta dance, I think it snowed till May

Dance, dance, dance, Heikki Lunta, dance,
Make it snow, snow, snow, Heikki Lunta, snow
Dance, dance, dance, Heikki Lunta, dance