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Song title
  • "Ievan Polkka"
  • English: Eva's Polka
Published February 21, 2007, with 5,989,000+ YouTube views
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Image of "Ievan Polkka"
Song title
  • "Ievan Polkka"
  • English: Eva's Polka
Published September 04, 2007, with 5,136,000+ Niconico views
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BackgroundEdit

Ievan Polkka (Eva's Polka) is a song written in the 1930's, set to a traditional Finnish melody. After falling from popularity it was revived by Finnish band Loituma in the 1990's, and in 2007 a cover by Otomania was released, voiced by Hatsune Miku and accompanied by a video illustrated by Tamago.

At the time there was a popular internet meme called Leekspin, which was based on an animation of Orihime Inoue from the Japanese manga Bleach twirling a negi to an infinite loop of the 5th stanza of "Ievan Polkka". Riding on the popularity of the meme, Hatsune Miku's cover of "Ievan Polkka" became her first popular work. Since then the song has been covered countless more times by other Vocaloids; numerous versions exist, including solos, duets and even a quartet mimicking the original.

The accompanying video to Miku's cover of "Ievan Polkka" features Hachune Miku (はちゅねミク), a blank-eyed doll-like chibi version of Miku. In the video, she waves a negi (also called a Welsh onion or spring onion) in time to the music, establishing the negi as Miku's signature item. Many Vocaloid fans mistake the negi for a leek; however, although a negi does resemble a leek, they are two entirely different vegetables.

Many mistake the title for Levan Polkka, thinking the capital "i" is a lowercase "l".

The song is featured on the albums Hatsune Miku 1st Song Album, VOCALOID2 MAXI Single Vol. 1 ~みっくみくCDにしてやんよ~, 初耳, and 初音ミク-Project DIVA-F Complete Collection.

Successful versionsEdit

Rin and Len's Cover
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Otomania
Categories Self-cover; VOCALOID cover
Description
One of the first songs sung by Rin and Len, made by Otomania after their release.

LyricsEdit

Original Version

Nuapurista kuulu se polokan tahti
jalakani pohjii kutkutti.
Ievan äiti se tyttöösä vahti
vaan kyllähän Ieva sen jutkutti,
sillä ei meitä silloin kiellot haittaa
kun myö tanssimme laiasta laitaan.
Salivili hipput tupput täppyt
äppyt tipput hilijalleen.

Ievan suu oli vehnäsellä
ko immeiset onnee toevotti.
Peä oli märkänä jokaisella
ja viulu se vinku ja voevotti.
Ei tätä poikoo märkyys haittaa
sillon ko laskoo laiasta laitaan.
Salivili hipput tupput täppyt
äppyt tipput hilijalleen.

Ievan äiti se kammarissa
virsiä veisata huijjuutti,
kun tämä poika naapurissa
ämmän tyttöä nuijjuutti.
Eikä tätä poikoo ämmät haittaa
sillon ko laskoo laiasta laitaan.
Salivili hipput tupput täppyt
äppyt tipput hilijalleen.

Hilipati hilipati hilipati hillaa,
hilipati hilipati hilipampaa.
Jalituli jallaa talituli jallaa
tilitali tilitali tilitantaa.
Halituli jallaa tilituli tallaa
tilitili tilitili tilitili tallaa.
Halituli tilitali jallati jallan,
tilitali talitali helevantaa.

Rimpatirallaa ripirapirallaa
rumpatiruppa ripirampuu.
Jakkarittaa rippari lapalan
tulituli lallan tipiran tuu.
Jatsu tsappari dikkari dallan
tittari tillan titstan dullaa,
dipidapi dallaa ruppati rupiran
kurikan kukka ja kirikan kuu.

Ratsatsaa ja ripidabi dilla
beritstan dillan dellan doo.
A baribbattaa baribbariiba
ribiribi distan dellan doo.
Ja barillas dillan deia dooa
daba daba daba daba daba duvja vuu.
Baristal dillas dillan duu ba daga
daiga daida duu duu deiga dou.

Siellä oli lystiä soiton jäläkeen
sain minä kerran sytkyyttee.
Kottiin ko mäntii ni ämmä se riitelj
ja Ieva jo alako nyyhkyytteek.
Minä sanon Ievalle mitäpä se haittaa
laskemma vielähi laiasta laitaa.
Salivili hipput tupput täppyt
äppyt tipput hilijalleen.

Muorille sanon jotta tukkee suusi
en ruppee sun terveyttäs takkoomaa.
Terveenä peäset ku korjoot luusi
ja määt siitä murjuus makkoomaa.
Ei tätä poikoo hellyys haittaa
ko akkoja huhkii laiasta laitaan.
Salivili hipput tupput täppyt
äppyt tipput hilijalleen.

Sen minä sanon jotta purra pittää
ei mua niin voan nielasta.
Suat männä ite vaikka lännestä ittään
vaan minä en luovu Ievasta,
sillä ei tätä poikoo kainous haittaa
sillon ko tanssii laiasta laitaan.
Salivili hipput tupput täppyt
äppyt tipput hilijalleen.

Note: Miku only "sings" one of the meaningless scat sections.

Ratsatsaa ja ripidabi dilla
beritstan dillan dellan doo.
A baribbattaa baribbariiba
ribiribi distan dellan doo.
Ja barillas dillan deia dooa
daba daba daba daba daba duvja vuu.
Baristal dillas dillan duu ba daga
daiga daida duu duu deiga dou.


Note: Miku's actually singing gibberish. However, these are the lyrics that have been used in VSQ making.

Hra-tsa-tsa, ia ripi-dapi dilla barits tad dillan deh lando.
Aba rippadta parip parii ba ribi, ribi, ribiriz den teahlando,
La barillaz dillan deiallou ara va reve reve revydyv dyvjavuo
Bariz dah l'llavz dei lando dabaoke dagae gadae due due dei ia do
Hra-tsa-tsa, ia ripi-dapi dilla barits tad dillan deh lando.
Aba rippadta parip parii ba ribi, ribi, ribiriz den teahlando,
La barillaz dillan deiallou ara va reve reve revydyv dyvjavuo
Bariz dah l'llavz dei lando dabaoke dagae gadae due due dei ia do


Arattzattza ya ribiraririn raba rittan rindam denrandu
Waba rittatta parippari pariri ribiribi risutan denrandu
Yaba rindan tenran deiaroo waraba dubudubudubu deiebu
Ra rittan dinran denrandu tatatataduuduu deiabuu
Rattzattza ya ribiraririn raba rittan rindam denrandu
Waba rittatta parippari pariri ribiribi risutan denrandu
Yaba rindan tenran deiaroo waraba dubudubudubu deiebu
Ra rittan dinran denrandu tatatataduuduu deiabuu

DerivativesEdit

Len's Cover
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Otomania
Categories VOCALOID cover
Description
Len's cover by Orebanana-P is unique in that he sings the entire song rather than just the 5th stanza, setting the trend for future interpretations.
Luka's Cover
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Miron-P's Luka cover sports a different instrumental than the other Ievan Polkka covers, giving a different feel to the song.
KAITO's Cover
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KAITO's version is a full rendition of the original song, much like Len's.
Miku, Rin, KAITO and MEIKO's Cover
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Description
KAITO's version is a full rendition of the original song, much like Len's.
SeeU's Cover
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Categories VOCALOID cover
Description
Rearrangement mix featuring SeeU, sporting a Korean accent.
galaco's Cover
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Shikamaru-P
Categories VOCALOID cover
Description
An arrange cover with space-like vibes.
Yuki's Cover
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honomi (cover), Acapella-P (MIDI), 緒方久乃 (illust)
Categories VOCALOID cover
Neru's Cover
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Categories VOCALOID cover; Parody
Ritsu's Cover
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Clone Soldier
Categories UTAU Cover

SHO! Dubstep Remix
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SHO!
Categories Arrangement
Ievan Cumbia
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Hatsune Miku
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Categories Arrangement

A World Rife with Hachune Miku
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Hatsune Miku
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Kumazo
Categories Fanmade PV
Description
An early but popular 3D PV with over 700,000 views.
De iroiro to futte mita PV
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Benerisu
Categories Fanmade PV
Description
A popular MMD PV from 2009 with over 100,000 views.

Other media appearancesEdit

CommercialsEdit

Parts of the song was featured in a commercial for the LG G5 smartphone.

SongsEdit

Parts of Miku's lyrics are sampled in the song Bellacoso by Puerto Rican artists Residente and Bad Bunny.

ConcertsEdit

This song was featured in the following concerts:

Video gamesEdit

This song was featured in the following video games:

"Ievan Polkka" is traditionally the tutorial song in the Project DIVA games.

TriviaEdit

Isabella Leek Spin
  • The original Leekspin animation, and as a result, when viewers spotted the Leekspin reference in the Phineas and Ferb special Summer Belongs To You!, was credited as a reference to Miku and not Orihime Inoue.

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UnofficialEdit

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