Friday, February 12, 2010

Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon - Naiseksi muutut niin

Rexi (see ealier entry) recorded "Naiseksi muutut niin" (You'll change into a woman) for her album "Puhtaat purjeet" in 1977. The song was released only as an album track, and almost nobody remembers it anymore. At least for me it was a surprise to find out that this song was covered in Finnish, and not only once but twice; Tapani Kansa made his own 'Copacabana-version' of it (with his own lyrics) in 1978 with the title "Pian on nainen hän" (She'll soon be a woman) The original song was written and performed by Neil Diamond. His recording reached number 10 on the US pop singles chart in 1967. The song found second life when it appeared on the 1994 Pulp Fiction soundtrack, performed by rock band Urge Overkill. You can see the actual movie scene, here. And Neil performs the song live, here.

Here's the triplet:

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