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“Ech sinn a foreigner” sings Mike McQuaide in Referendum Song
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“Ech sinn a foreigner” sings Mike McQuaide in Referendum Song

1 20.05.2015 From our online archive
Mike McQuaide better known as “An American In Luxembourg” has a new song out and this time it's political all about foreigner voting rights in his "Referendum Song"
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Mike McQuaide better known as “An American In Luxembourg” has a new song out and this time it's political!

Writing especially for Wort.lu/en his new ditty fitting current Grand Duchy affairs, is “The Referendum Song”.

Mike popped into the Luxemburger Wort studios to tell us “ech sinn a foreigner” in his new composition, telling us in his own amusing way his foreigner voting rights view!

And here are all the lyrics

Comin’ up in June there’s a referendum:Should foreigners have the right to vote?’Half say ‘Yay!’, half say ‘Nay!’But ADR says ‘It ain’t none of them foreigners’ business anyway!’

Referendum in Luxembourg, where the sky’s sometime’s blueReferendum in Luxembourg, where foreigners are plenty but the locals sorta few.

 Well, ech sinn a foreigner,I come from the U.S. of A.So this here issue concerns me,But I ain’t ‘xactly sure what to say.

I appreciate the Grand Duchy’s hospitality,And I understand ‘Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sin.’But the facts is, I pay my taxes,It'd be nice to have a say in just who the hey is spendin’ my bankses. 

Referendum in Luxembourg, where the sky’s sometime’s blueReferendum in Luxembourg, where foreigners are plenty but the locals sorta few.

 So, I don’t know, it’s hard for me to say.Course I’m a foreigner, and can’t vote in the referendum anyway.There’s only one thing, I know for sure,Y’all shouldn’t be shootin’ those bushy-tailed critters no more. 

Don’t shoot the foxes, they’re fluffy and they’re cute.Don’t shoot the foxes, ‘cause I bet they’re smarter than me and you.________________________________________________

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