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Song Parodies -> "Wish I Saw Landmine"

Original Song Title:

"Wichita Lineman"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Glen Campbell

Parody Song Title:

"Wish I Saw Landmine"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Kaarlo Ilmari Viljanen(1893– 1942) He fought in WWI in German eastern front and then in the Finnish Civil War. Just like most other ones of the first Finnish jaegers, he remained in the military career and participated in the creation of the young country's defense forces. In The Winter War(1939-'40) Viljanen first acted as the commander's assistant in Detachment Pajari but was later given a separate unit of his own. During the Continuation War he commanded the 4th Division in battles on Karelian Isthmus and East-Karelia, where he stepped onto a landmine in 1942 and was mortally wounded. He was promoted as Major General the same day that he died.
Finnish Jaeger for my country, have a unit of my own
Fightin' in wars against the Red Army overload
Commander‘s assistant, Detachment Pajari the first time
Then another war, got a division of mine

I led the 4th Division in battles of the Karelian
The Isthmus and East Karelia time and time again
And I fought them in many battles, I fought them for all time
Just wish I saw landmine in ‘42 before I died

And I fought them in many battles, I fought them for all time
Just wish I saw landmine in ‘42 before I died
http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/522204-1/Viljanen

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Susanna Viljanen - September 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I know the story well. Gen. Viljanen was my distant relative (not my direct family line, though), and he was one of the two Finnish generals killed in action - the other was Einar Vihma, who was killed in an artillery barrage. Fives for your nice song!

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