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Paul McCartney Wake Up Call
12.15.05


Paul McCartney
As you probably know we're gonna do something really special tonight.

Paul McCartney
We're gonna transmit to these two astronauts who are up in the International Space Station right now ...

Paul McCartney
about 220 miles up there somewhere.

Paul McCartney
It's two guys, it's Bill McArthur, the American guy.

Paul McCartney
And there is Valery Tokarev.
ARE YOU READY?

Audience
Yeah!

Paul McCartney
Ok we're gonna go now to the International Space Station!
CHECK IT OUT! Here we go!There they are!

Audience
Applause

Bill McArthur
Paul, Thank you so much for, for joining us this evening, and of course it is morning for us, and we would like to say Good Evening to you all in Anaheim, California.

Paul McCartney
"Well, Bill and Valery, we have a greeting for you from all the audience here."

Audience shouts
Good Morning!

Paul McCartney
"Listen, it's really exciting for us guys to be seeing you guys and actually, I can't believe that we're actually just, you know, transmitting to space. This is, this is, sensational. I love it"

Paul McCartney
"So for you Bill and Valery, we'd like to do little song for you, we'd like to wake you up with a little bit of 'English Tea', here we go!"

Paul McCartney sings
Would you care to sit with me
for a cup of English tea?
Very twee, very me
Any sunday morning
What a pleasure it would be
Chatting so delightfully
Nanny bakes, fairy cakes
Every Sunday morning
Miles and miles of English garden, stretching past the willow tree

Bill McArthur
Well, Sir Paul ... the opportunity to fly in space brings along many many exciting events, I must tell you though, this ranks at the very top. It's such an honor for you to join us; we're so thrilled that you can participate in our flight with us and again thank you very much.

Paul McCartney
The pleasure's all ours guys. I tell you ... When the Discovery space [shuttle] mission went up to the International Space Station ... it was a very historic mission and they went up there, they had to do some maintenance and repairs, where these guys are now, and as you know things didn't go all according to plan, one of the heat shields came off, they had a little bit of trouble up there and they had to get out in space and fix it, but they did that, and then, they were due to come home, but NASA had to hold them up because the weather wasn't good and the supplies were going a bit low, and they didn't have as much English tea as you've got there. But, so anyway it was getting a little bit tricky up there but we're very proud to say that on the morning that NASA actually told them that they were cleared to re-enter into the earth's atmosphere and come home. They actually woke them up, with one of our songs, the next song we're gonna do, so we'd like to do this song for you two guys especially today and we send our love from Earth!

Music.

Paul McCartney sings

Good day sunshine ... Good day sunshine ... Good day sunshine
I need to laugh ... and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about
I feel good ... in a special way
I'm in love and it's a sunny day
Good day sunshine

Bill McArthur
Sir Paul, that was simply magnificent. We are very just honored again that you've joined us. We consider you an explorer just as we are. Your venues of exploration of course have ranged everywhere from music, to fashion, and I guess even now, you've become an author and we're all targeted towards the same thing and that's ensuring a bright future for the young people on our planet.

Audience
Applause

Paul McCartney
Ok, well I think we all go along with that Bill, and you Valery.

Paul McCartney
We really thank you for giving us this opportunity.

We thank the people at NASA for giving us this opportunity to do this remarkable thing and get up there and see you guys. We wish you all the very best for the rest of your mission. We hope you have a great stay up there and do everything you got to do. We can't wait to meet you when you get back down to Earth.

Paul McCartney
I tell you what, just before we go, can we see another one of those somersaults?

Audience
Audience cheers

Paul McCartney
This audience just wants to give you a real big cheer for everything you're doing and joining us here tonight. Let's hear it!

Audience
Audience cheers

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