Went upon his journey singing,
Sailing in his boat of copper,
In his vessel made of copper,
Sailed away to loftier regions,
To the sky beneath the heavens.
There he rested with his vessel,
Rested weary, with his vessel,
But his kantele he left us,
Left his charming harp in Suomi,
For his people's lasting pleasure,
Mighty songs for Finnish children.

kalevala - finnish epic - väinämöinen
Excerpt from poem 50 of the Kalevala, a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled from by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore. Väinämöinen is the central character of the poem, described as an old and wise man, who possessed a magical singing voice.