James Gurney: "First I try some yoga stretches, then I take a walk, and then I have a cup of coffee. If those don't work, I resort to polka.
Here's the Finnish favorite Säkkijärvi polkka"), also called the "Karelian-Finnish Polka." (Link to YouTube)
As you listen to it, you have to turn up the volume, get up out of your chair, jump around a bit, and shake your hands around.
|Helene Schjerfbeck (Finnish, 1862 – 1946) Dancing Shoes|
The Swingle Singers also did a mysterious and lively a capella version. (Link to YouTube)