How to use py-requests in alpine linux docker?

I built a python app that ran happily in its docker container until I added some http calls.. Using the library ‘requests.’ I did some research and alpine linux 3.7 has a library called ‘py-requests’.. Only I can’t seem to install this on my own system, to change my code to use it, and errors are thrown just leaving ‘import requests’ in my code. Py-pip doesn’t seem to work either.

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