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  1. General Strike

From the recording When in Rome

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General Strike
- Yleislakko -
Music and original Finnish lyric by Bianca Morales & Maria Parr, English lyric by Judy Lamppu, Arranged by Sven Nygård
(C) 2003 Beem Publishing, Teosto
(P) 2007 Beem Records
merja.partanen(@)bmp.inet.fi

Lyrics

THIS IS HOW I PLAN TO SPEND MY DAY
WAKING UP AND GOING ON MY WAY
HEADING FOR THE CITY CENTER
I CAN'T FIND A WAY TO ENTER
THEY WOULD PICK TODAY TO HAVE A STRIKE

I DON'T WANT MY DAY TO BE A FLOP
I HAD PLANS TO SHOP UNTIL I DROP
MORNINGS I LOVE MY ESPRESSO
GO WITHOUT IT, WELL, I GUESS SO
MAYBE I CAN BORROW SOMEONE'S BIKE

ALL MY FAV'RITE SHOPS AND CAFES IN TOWN
I CAN'T TAKE THE METRO IT'S SHUT DOWN
ART EXHIBITS AND MUSEUMS THERE
HOW CAN THIS BE HAPP'NING, IT'S NOT FAIR

-Solos & scat-

I DON'T WANT MY DAY TO BE A FLOP
I HAD PLANS TO SHOP UNTIL I DROP
MORNINGS I LOVE MY ESPRESSO
GO WITHOUT IT, WELL, I GUESS SO
MAYBE I CAN BORROW SOMEONE'S BIKE

THIS IS HOW I PLAN TO SAVE MY DAY
GONNA HAVE A NICE TIME ANYWAY
IF I HAVE TO MISS MY SHOPPING
MAYBE I'LL JUST GO OUT WALKING
EVEN IF TODAY THEY HAVE A STRIKE

ALL MY FAV'RITE SHOPS AND CAFES IN TOWN
I CAN'T TAKE THE METRO IT'S SHUT DOWN
I'LL SEE THE MUSEUMS SOME OTHER TIME
WHEN IN ROME, YOU CAN'T HELP FEELING FINE

This song (orig. Finnish lyric) was recorded in May 2003 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland.

The English lyric was recorded in November 2004 at Studio Brushane in Helsinki, Finland

Performed by

Bianca Morales (Voc)
Tero Saarti (Trumpet)
Larry Price (Alto sax)
Lasse Hirvi (Grand Piano)
Timo Tuppurainen (Upright bass)
Jari "Kepa" Kettunen (Drums)

Arranged by Sven Nygård
Copyright: Beem Publishing 2003

All songs on the CD performed in English