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Subject: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Haruo
Date: 04 Mar 20 - 11:51 PM

From my vantage point near the American epicenter of the pandemic, I'm just wondering if there are any promising new (or old) songs about coronavirus, whether COVID-19 (ideal) or SARS (okay) or whatever.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Acorn4
Date: 05 Mar 20 - 03:45 AM

Ideally 20 second songs we can sing while washing our hands?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 05 Mar 20 - 07:23 AM

Who will inspire us
To sing of the virus?
Won't somebody please
Write a tune for this disease?

What could be finer
Than quarantine in Chiner?
Who will write wittily
Of contagion in Italy?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 05 Mar 20 - 09:15 AM

Rest easy.

https://qz.com/1811814/theres-already-more-than-65-songs-about-coronavirus-on-spotify/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 05 Mar 20 - 01:33 PM

When some are dying
Should we be trying
To joke about Wuhan?
I daresay some say you can....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Mar 20 - 09:09 AM

Great Gerry. I recorded your song lol love the words.

My demo recording of Gerry's song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 08 Mar 20 - 07:36 PM

Thanks, I think.
I shouldn't harp on details, but 1) I don't think your phrasing brings out the rhyme of "please" and "disease", and 2) Jerry is not the same person as Gerry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 08 Mar 20 - 07:55 PM

Yes, I offered the last verse, so it’s a song by committee then.
I thought it was a good rendition overall, though slightly menacing, presumably deliberately.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Susan of DT
Date: 08 Mar 20 - 09:23 PM

Some little bug is going to get you sometime, song from 1890

Some Little Bug


Link fixed


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 08 Mar 20 - 09:30 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSZDO1Lh37k

Susan of DT's link show a 404 error. There a link to Bradley Kincaid's version from 1930.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 08 Mar 20 - 09:36 PM

For me, this is a remarkable day for
Mudcat / Max technology.

Thank you,
Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Like Dick Tracy cartoons.... the technological and the trad weave a brillant future for folk.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: mg
Date: 10 Mar 20 - 08:58 PM

reported that people in wuhan are or were square dancing in their homes during the quarantine

DANCING AT WUHAN tune dancing at whitsun

We dance to the music that everyone loves
We dance with our masks and our goggles and gloves
And we stare down the virus we should be fearful of
And still they are dancing in Wuhan

We dance to fiddles and banjos, guitars
It was somebody’s music but now it is ours
We’ll dance to the rainbows we’ll dance to the stars
And still they are dancing in Wuhan

We open the windows to let in the air
And call to the people below don’t despair
If you hear the music dance with us down there
And still they are dancing in Wuhan

We learned from our ancestors life can be gone
In the blink of an eye in the length of a song
For the sake of our children we will keep dancing on
And still they are dancing in Wuhan

So bow to your partner and then do si do
Alamand left and heel to toe
If our lives should be shortened this is how we will go
And still they are dancing in Wuhan


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Subject: ADD: Some Little Bug is Going to Find You
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Mar 20 - 09:59 PM

Conrad Bladey send me this one:

Some Little Bug is Going to Find You
(words by Benjamin Burl, music by Silvio Hein)

In these days of indigestion it is oftentimes a question
As to what to eat and what to leave alone.
Every microbe and bacillus has a different way to kill us
And in time they all will claim us for their own.
There are germs of every kind in every food that you can find
In the market or upon the bill of fare.
Drinking water's just as risky as the so-called "deadly" whiskey
And it's often a mistake to breathe the air.

Some little bug is going to find you someday.
Some little bug will creep behind you someday.
Then he'll send for his bug friends
And all your troubles they will end,
For some little bug is gonna find you someday.

The inviting green cucumber, it's most everybody's number
While sweetcorn has a system of its own.
Now, that radish seems nutritious, but its behavior is quite vicious
And a doctor will be coming to your home.
Eating lobster, cooked or plain, is only flirting with ptomaine,
While an oyster often has a lot to say.
And those clams we eat in chowder make the angels sing the louder
For they know that they 'II be with us right away.

Some little bug is going to find you someday.
Some little bug will creep behind you someday.
Eat that juicy sliced pineapple,
And the sexton dusts the chapel
Oh, yes, some little bug is gonna find you someday.

When cold storage vaults I visit, I can only say, "What is it
Makes poor mortals fill their systems with such stuff?"
Now, at breakfast prunes are dandy if a stomach pump is handy
And a doctor can be called quite soon enough.
Eat a plate of fine pig's knuckles and the headstone cutter chuckles
While the gravedigger makes a mark upon his cuff.
And eat that lovely red bologna and you 'II wear a wood kimona
As your relatives start packing up your stuff.

Some little bug is going to find you someday.
Some little bug will creep behind you someday.
Then he'll send for his bug friends
And all your troubles they will end,
For some little bug is gonna find you someday.

Those crazy foods they fix, they'll float us 'cross the River Styx
Or start us climbing up the Milky Way.
And those meals they serve in courses mean a hearse and two black horses
So before meals, some people always pray.
Luscious grapes breed appendicitis, while their juice leads to gastritis
So there's only death to greet us either way.
Fried liver's nice, but mind you, friends will follow close behind you
And the papers, they will have nice things to say.........

Some little bug is going to find you someday.
Some little bug will creep behind you someday.
Then he'll send for his bug friends
And all your troubles they will end,
For some little bug is gonna find you someday.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 11 Mar 20 - 08:14 AM

Thanks to Bob Cohen for this. I have no idea what it all means. Who'd have guessed there would be a Romanian calypso about it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d626wZ6W2BA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 11 Mar 20 - 12:50 PM

Vietnam official handwashing video (with dance routine).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 11 Mar 20 - 06:59 PM

Thank you,
Conrad via Joe Offer


and MG

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

When you have lost your sense of hubris/irony/humor the fall maybe......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Mar 20 - 10:59 PM

Come Sing a Song with Me" -- Covid-19 version...

Come wash your hands with me
Come wash your hands with me
Come wash your hands with me
So we can have peace of mind

And I’ll bring you soap
When soap is hard to find
And I’ll sing this song with you
As we protect humankind

https://www.localprayers.com/US/Bethesda/299774900048714/Cedar-Lane-Unitarian-Universalist-Church


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Mar 20 - 11:02 AM

1919 Influenza Blues by Essie Jenkins


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Mr Red
Date: 14 Mar 20 - 01:14 PM

anyone seen the Gloria Gaynor video?

washing hands to "I will survive"

Inspired!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 14 Mar 20 - 02:33 PM

It was my birthday yesterday, and I was at a singing session in Edinburgh. Assembled company kindly sang "Happy Birthday" to me, while doing simulated hand-washing movements!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: OldPossum
Date: 16 Mar 20 - 11:24 AM

My Corona to the tune of My Sharona ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Mar 20 - 12:31 PM

Flip Breskin shared this via Facebook this morning, she got it from Eliza Rubenstein. I hope I don't have to name the tune that will jump into your head:

I am the very model of effective social distancing!
I listen to the experts on the topic of resistance-ing;
I know that brunch and yoga class aren’t nearly as imperative
As doing what I can to change the nation’s viral narrative.

I’m very well acquainted, too, with living solitarily
And confident that everyone can do it temporarily:
Go take a walk, or ride a bike, or dig into an unread book;
Avoid the bars and restaurants and carry out, or learn to cook.

There’s lots of stuff to watch online while keeping safe from sinus ills
(In this case, it’s far better to enjoy your Netflix MINUS chills)!
Adopt a pet, compose a ballad, write some earnest doggerel,
And help demolish Trump before our next event inaugural.

Pandemics are alarming, but they aren’t insurmountable
If everybody pitches in to hold ourselves accountable.
In short, please do your part to practice prudent co-existence-ing,
And be the very model of effective social distancing!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: cnd
Date: 16 Mar 20 - 01:03 PM

I've read a Tweet (or something to that effect) that said you can sing the name "COVID-19" to the tune of "Come On Eileen"

I'll allow a more musically-inclined member to come up with a song to that affect, unless I get bored and find some unexpected motivation to do it myself.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 16 Mar 20 - 03:44 PM

This was written for the "Beast from the East" blizzard a couple of years ago, which left a lot of supermarket shelves empty where I live. The virus could have similar effects, so it's resurfaced.


No flour in Scotland!
When will we see
Sliced breid again?
No Mother’s Pride for
Your wee bit piece and jam
No cheesey toasties
(fur who?)
Wur tartan army
Just pictures of empty shelves
Aye, blink again!

Those days are past now
But icy blast, it may remain
But we might still drive (how?)
Tae get tae Asda again
And stand in queues there
(Whit for?)
Wur milk, breid an whisky,
And carry them homewards
Tae drink again...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,John Davison
Date: 16 Mar 20 - 04:16 PM

From "Ambidextri's Midnight Hoarders":
http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/dexysmidnightrunners8.shtml


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,John Davison
Date: 16 Mar 20 - 04:22 PM

A Billy Joel parody http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/billyjoel416.shtml


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,John Davison
Date: 16 Mar 20 - 04:26 PM

A Neil Diamond parody to the tune of "Sweet Caroline"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: voyager
Date: 16 Mar 20 - 05:21 PM

Corona, Corona
Got the disease
Corona, Corona
Got the disease
Got such a bad fever
I'm weak in the knees

Corona, Corona
Where you been so long?
Corona, Corona
Where you been so long?
Wuhan Hospital
Place gone crazy wrong

Go away Corona
Go away from my door
Go away Corona
Go away from my door
Take your plagues and your frogs
To Pharoah's door

Corona, Corona
This country's got the blues
Corona, Corona
This country's got the blues
Dis-ease keeps spreading
Whole world is pretty confused

my 2 cents (with no apologies)
voyager


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: keberoxu
Date: 16 Mar 20 - 06:21 PM

Hey, remember the Disney film about
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,
and when Snow White wants everybody to ... gulp ...

"wash up" ?!
It's a whole musical set-piece, remember?


Step Up To The Tub!
Ain't no disgrace
Just pull up your sleeves
And get' em in place
Then scoop up the water and rub it on your face and go
"bllllllll blllllllllll bllllllllm"!

Pick up the soap.
Now, don't try to bluff!
Work up the later,
And when you got enough,
Get your hands full o' water
And you snort and you snuff and go
"bllllll    bllllllll bllllllm"!

You douse and you souse
You rub and you scrub
You splutter and splash
All over the tub
You may be cold an' wet when you're done
But you gotta admit it's good clean fun!

Now, scrub good and hard!
It can't be denied
That you'll look mighty cute
As soon as you're dried!
Then it's good for the soul
And it's good for the hide to go
"bllllllll   blllllllllll    blllllllllm!"

... and Dopey swallows a bar of soap
and starts hiccupping bubbles ...
those were the days ...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 03:51 AM

Well, as Tom Paxton used to say, I have been propelled into writing a song by the latest events (to the tune of When I’m Cleaning Windows’):      
C                        C7                  
Our cat goes out and he roams free
      F                     Adim
To take the air or take a pee      
          C                           E7
Now he goes out much more than me
   Ab7                         C
Whilst we’re stuck in lockdown

Now every time we cough or sneeze
We use the elbows of our sleeves
But now our clothes are all diseased
Whilst we’re stuck in lockdown

With no vaccine or target drugs
We’ve burnt all clothes to kill the bugs
Indoors we sit, just wrapped in rugs
Whilst we’re stuck in lockdown

We wash our hands like they say so
My Happy Birthday’s rather slow
I do my best Marilyn Monroe
Whilst we’re stuck in lockdown

Yes, my rendition takes so long
Outside the door, queues quite a throng
Saying “mass gatherings are banned as wrong”
Whilst we’re stuck in lockdown

   C                                              D7
Now to lose our loved ones, we all must be prepared
G7                                                                   C
But if it’s just loved ones, maybe I will then be spared

Now no one knows how long it’s for
And so I sing out my front door
Our neighbours beg me “please no more”
Whilst we’re stuck in lockdown

Just trying to cheer up those poor souls
But they lob missiles, truth be told
An endless stream of toilet rolls
Whilst we’re stuck in lockdown

Whilst we’re indoors the cat does play
Uprooting seedlings night and day
To him it’s one big litter tray
Whilst we’re stuck in lockdown

To pass the time, I do crosswords
The cat’s goes off to chase the birds
And leaves my lawn festooned with tell tale signs
Whilst we’re stuck in lockdown

The strain is showing here indoors
There’s not a lot to stop being bored
We have cross words, and that’s for sure
Whilst we’re stuck in lockdown

    C                                     D7
I really couldn’t wait, when they said isolate
G7                                                                   C
All I seem to do now, is just wait and wait and wait

At last we’re germ free, I now think
My wife pours out my favourite drink
To disinfect the taps and sink
Whilst we’re stuck in lockdown

So we sit here in lockdown Hell
Sod all to eat, nor drink as well
My vodka’s gone to make hand gel
Whilst we’re stuck in lockdown.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 10:30 AM

Corona, Corona, Where you been so long?
Corona, Corona, Where you been so long?
How I’m worryin' 'bout you, You sure done me wrong.

I got a bird that whistles, I got a bird that sings.
I got a bird that whistles, I got a bird that sings.
Now I’ve got Corona, Life don't mean a thing.

Corona, Corona, You're on my mind.
Corona, Corona, You're on my mind.
Now I'm thinkin' about you, I just can't keep from dying.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Stevebury
Date: 17 Mar 20 - 08:07 PM

Six-Foot Blues
words: Steve Woodbury and Ann Bauer (March, 2020)
tune: Five-Foot-Two, Eyes of Blue

    Five-foot-two — no, that won’t do!
       Gotta stay six feet from you.
          That’s why I’ve got the six-foot blues!
    ‘Social Distance’ gets resistance
       But the CDC’s insistence
            Gives us all the six-foot blues!

Coronavirus does inspire us,
    Reading the news,
To obey what they say;
    As citizens we pay our dues.

    If we’re at sea, there must be
       One full fathom ’twixt you and me,
            That’s why we’ve got the six foot blues!
    Five-foot-two — that won’t do!
       Gotta stay six feet from you,
            Now we’ve all got the six-foot blues!

If I stay at home, all alone,
    I’ll be so blue;
If I go out and walk about,
   There’s a chance that I’ll see you.

    Miss my family and friends a lot,
       Wary neighbors is what I’ve got,
            Because they’ve got those six-foot blues!
    Five-foot-two — that won’t do!
       Gotta stay six feet from you
            Now we’ve all got the six-foot blues!

This new metric, antiseptic,
    Is our routine;
The separation for conversation:
    About two meters in between!

    I miss the music, I miss the fizz,
       Shutdown news is all there is,
            That’s why I’ve got those six-foot blues.
    Five-foot-two — that won’t do!
       Gotta stay six feet from you,
            Now we’ve all got the six-foot blues!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Mr Red
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 04:41 AM

S J Paterson: The Ballad of Dunny Roll #SammyJ (whatever that means).

his Fakebook page
his TV output

I wonder if he is a descendant of Banjo Patterson?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: cnd
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 05:49 PM

"Quarantined with You" by Bosco and Whiteford

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pudETBl6OH8&feature=youtu.be


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: mg
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 06:10 PM

there is a great one i came across from punjabi musicians but did not preserve link.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Mar 20 - 08:52 PM

I am the very model of effective social distancing
I listen to the experts on the topic of resistance-ing
I know that brunch and yoga class aren’t nearly as imperative
As doing what I can to change the nation’s viral narrative

I’m very well acquainted, too, with living solitarily
And confident that everyone can do it temporarily
Go take a walk, or ride a bike, or dig into an unread book
Avoid the bars and restaurants and carry out, or learn to cook

There’s lots of stuff to watch online while keeping safe from sinus ills
(In this case, it’s far better to enjoy your Netflix MINUS chills)
Adopt a pet, compose a ballad, write some earnest doggerel
And help demolish Trump before our next event inaugural

Pandemics are alarming, but they are not insurmountable
If everybody pitches in to hold ourselves accountable
In short, please do your part to practice prudent co-existence-ing
And be the very model of effective social distancing!



hat tip to Vicki Solomon who got it from Mary O'Brien who got this via Barbara Millikan who got it from the author Eliza Rubenstein

It's a San Francisco thing....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 04:19 AM

it's viral obviously.................


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 12:52 PM

@Jack Campin, 16th March:

Is that way of "FofS" yours? I've sung it to a couple of friends, and they think it's great (I particularly admired the way the Makar preserves the vowel-sounds of the original in the parody). If you know who made it, please let us know.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Mr Red
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 05:59 PM

from sanchobrable (Tony) who runs Wessex Acoustic Calendar and, in more normal times, an e-mail update on news/changes/RIPs/corrections. For an area from Cornwall to Surrey and up into Gloucestershre, approx.

Talking Coronavirus Blues

I gave my pretty woman a hug and a kiss.
She sprayed me with Dettol and called the police.
Turns out she’d been watching that BBC News
and that’s what’s got me to singing the blues.
Now, when we talk, I gotta give her a ring
cos she’s doing that social distancing thing.
Ain’t never too late for self-isolatin'
cos there’s nothing so mean as that COVID-19.

I went along to Asda and joined a queue
hoping to buy some rolls for the loo.
I asked a ‘colleague’ (member of staff)’
He said, ‘Mate, you must be having a laugh’.
When I went to the checkout, the girl at the till
said, ‘You’ll just have to use the back of your bill.’
Ain’t never too late for self-isolatin'
cos there’s nothing so mean as that COVID-19.

I was sat in the garden reading that chap Chaucer
when out of the sky comes a flying saucer.
An alien descended, just like in a dream.
Then he saw my mask and he let out a scream.
He got back inside and away he flew
all the way home to Aldebaroo.
Ain’t never too late for self-isolatin'
Cos there’s nothing so mean as that COVID-19.

If any of you would like to render the above musically and commit it to YouTube, please feel free. Just credit me with the lyrics.

Keep well,

Tony


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Subject: ADD: 50 ways to beat Corona
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 06:34 PM

50 ways to beat Corona (with apologies to Simon and Garfunkel)

She said it’s getting bad out there, you’d best stock up on food
The thing we need to do right now is practice solitude
If it gets out of hand you know we’re really all quite screwed
Unless we find 50 ways to kill Corona.


The danger is quite real, she said, although we cannot see
If we’re too late it could spell the end of humanity
The situation’s urgent, so we all must act quickly
To find the 50 ways to kill Corona.
50 ways to kill Corona.


You just take a step back, Jack
Keep your hands clean, Gene
Stay 6 feet away, Ray
Keep your distance from me.
Yeah, stay home from work, Kirk
Don’t be a germ spreading jerk
Just put the mask on, John,
And keep us healthy.


I said to be afraid is not my kind of thing
And I don’t understand this talk of social distancing
The world is changing much too fast, I find it puzzling
So could you please explain the 50 ways.


She told me there’s no more time for talk, you must listen to me
I have a PhD in epidemiology
I’ve read all the research reports from the CDC
And I’ve got 50 ways to kill Corona.
50 ways to kill Corona.


Yeah, stay off the bus, Gus
Don’t get on that plane, Jane
Don’t touch your face, Grace
You just listen to me.
Don’t cough in the air, Claire
You might spread a disease there
Don’t sneeze on Louise, please
Just keep us healthy.


I said it seems to me that everything you say
Is now the new behavior we must practice every day
If we want any chance to keep this perilous disease at bay
So I’ll try every way.


Now we all know the methods to keep ourselves disease free
We all can soon look forward to a return to normalcy
But until then I think I’ll go and buy some more TP!
So let’s use 50 ways to kill Corona.
50 ways to kill Corona.


You just take a step back, Jack
Keep your hands clean, Gene
Stay 6 feet away, Ray
Keep your distance from me.
Yeah, stay home from work, Kirk
Don’t be a germ spreading jerk
Just put the mask on, John,
And keep us healthy.


Yeah, stay off the bus, Gus
Don’t get on that plane, Jane
Don’t touch your face, Grace
You just listen to me.
Don’t cough in the air, Claire
You might spread a disease there
And don’t sneeze on Louise, please
Just keep us healthy.


Posted by Mark Levy to San Francisco's Harmony list - he didn't know the name of the songwriter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 07:02 PM

Keir Nuttall (husband & musical partner of Kate Miller-Heidke) wrote a Covid-19 song to the tune of I Was Only 19, but John Schumann (who wrote the original) asked him to take it down. Story on the ABC News site. That's the Australian ABC, not the USian.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 11:11 PM

Lots of recordings of this one-I found 2 78s on ebay right away


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 19 Mar 20 - 11:16 PM

https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=167479&messages=2


https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=167479&messages=2


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 05:05 AM

but John Schumann (who wrote the original) asked him to take it down.

Oldest rick in the book - new lyrics to established tune, now write a new tune to the new lyrics. New song, no copyright. I guess it depends on the words lifted from the original. But in English there are so many words to choose from it is relatively easy to get round that one. A parody does require knowing the original, to give it more traction, so is the effort worth it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 06:42 AM

By Orit Klein Varsky:

You know the ballad Twa Corbies? I made a parody of it

Twa Covids

As I was walking all alane
I saw two masked men makking mane
The tane unto the tether did say
Where shall we stock pile stuff today
Where shall we stock pile stuff today

In beyond yon aldi store
I saw some TP, more and more
And naebody kens that it is there
But the guard and the staff and the manager
But the guard and the staff and the manager

The guard is to the washroom gane
The staff to bring more packets hame
And the manager is gane out smoking
So we may make our stock piling
We may make our stock piling

You'll sit on the guard's breast bane
And I'll pick out some "extra fine"
With many a packet many roles
We'll never lack TP at all
Never lack TP at all

Mony a one of them maks mane
But nane has TP stocked at hame
O'er the TP isles when they are bare
The wind shall blow for ever mair
The wind shall blow for ever mair


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 08:21 AM

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Is the take-off of "F of S" posted above also your own? It's been appreciated by a number of friends, and I'd like to know who the Makar is. Good Luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 10:32 AM

I'm thinking this Tom Lehrer ditty is missing from this collection. I've revived it's thread which for some reason is below the line in BS:

By Tom Lehrer, ©1952

I Got It from Agnes

I love my friends,
And they love me,
We're just as close,
As we can be
And just because
We really care
Whatever we get
We share.

I got it from Agnes
She got it from Jim
We all agree it must have been Louise who gave it to him
Now she got it from Harry
Who got it from Marie
And everybody know that Marie
Got it from me.
Giles got it from Daphne.

She got it from Joan
Who picked it up in County Cork
A-kissin' the blarney stone
Pierre gave it to Shiela
Who must have brought it there
He got it from Francois and Jacques, aha!
Lucky Pierre!

Max got it from Edith
Who gets it ev'ry spring
She got it from her daddy
Who just gives her ev'rything
She then gave it to Daniel
Whose Spaniel has it now
Our dentist even got it
And we're still... wondering how.

Ah, but I got it from Agnes
Or maybe it was Sue...
Or Millie or Billie or Gillie or Willie-
It doesn't matter who
It might have been at the pub
Or at the club or in the loo
And if you will be my friend, then I might...
(Mind you, I said "might"...)
Give it to you!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 10:34 AM

Oh, the BS thread is titled "Infections from Hell."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Stevebury
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 03:06 PM

Music for 'I Got It from Agnes' is included in the book 'Too Many Songs by Tom Lehrer', pp 126-129.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 03:15 PM

No Flour in Scotland was written by an Edinburgh woman I hadn't heard of before - I think I got it off the "Lost Edinburgh" FB group. My only web access now is an iPhone 4S, which makes copying and pasting both the text from one place and the provenance from another very difficult.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 03:18 PM

Well, it's one of the best parodies I've encountered. My thanks for information. ABCD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 03:51 PM

Lesley Mair.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/no-flour-scotland-hilarious-alternative-12126008


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for taking the time to seek this out. ABCD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 06:12 PM

Three-part traditional singing from Georgia in the Caucasus, a song from three Georgian students quarantined in Italy:

https://www.rferl.org/a/georgia-italy-coronavirus/30486132.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
Date: 20 Mar 20 - 06:13 PM

Missed it the first time round, and not surprised at its "going viral".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,SqueezeMe
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 10:23 AM

Pete Denahy's take on the crisis, from the point of view of a toilet roll manufacturer, really cracked me up (sorry!) when I heard it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuDEXsINNmc

I also enjoyed the suggestion from a YouTube respondent that some one should write a song from a tree's point of view on the TP shortages. Any takers?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 09:48 PM

Perhaps someone would like to put a tune to this.                                                                           The Flight of Covid19.

The aircraft took off, coded Covid19 for a trip around the Earth,
A morbid bringer of mayhem and death, to those of earlier birth.
It had no care for anyone, as it swooped from town to town,
Causing coughs, sore throats and sneezes and bringing people down.
It travelled the world with amazing speed, deaths’ harbinger so cruel,
Brought out the worst in many folk, from Cleverest down to fool.
The media made its’ money from declaring all the worst,
Talked only of the negatives, so the panic bubble burst.
They wallowed in their stories, of deaths and bad infection,
They talked not of recovery, so great upon reflection
Even the clever went to grab all toilet rolls from the shop,
Despite the fact that common sense had told them all to stop.
The elderly were suffering , could not get goods and food,
All depleted because of idiots, stockpiling …..so rude!.
No-one cared but for themselves, or so it would appear,
But there were those who really cared, with loving hearts so dear.
What was considered good advice, the government provided,
But I have to say that common sense has just not coincided.
As the virus takes its’ course, its’ effects will take their toll,
A huge proportion will survive, but some will lose their soul.
Michael J Hill (c) March 2020.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 05:59 PM

From the grandson of a friend of mine, who went off on Spring break to trek to Machu Picchu and never made it, and got caught up among closed borders. To pass the time, he and his musical friends created a song and a video:
Powerless in Peru: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoU2A6QJoKM


--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 07:04 PM

mg, Are the "Dancing at Wuhan" lyrics your own?
I like them.

Susan of DT, I thought Some Little Bug was from 1915?
I first learned that song from the singing of Sara Grey, who has a slightly different tune and lilt from the early recordings I've recently heard on youtube. I'm surprised to read that the song was part of "an operetta" and I'd be interested in knowing more about the rest of the operetta.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: mg
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 02:31 AM

yes...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Donuel
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 05:24 AM

Like Mad Magazine I write parody songs all th time:


Subject: RE: BS: Sweet Caroline
From: Donuel - PM
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 08:01 AM

Where it began, I can't begin to knowing
But then I know it's growing strong
Was in the spring
And spring became the summer
Who'd have believed it would come along
Hands, not touching hands
Reaching out, not touching me, not touching you

Sweet Quarantine
Good times never seemed so bad
I've been inclined
To believe we never could
But now I
Look at the night and it don't seem so lonely
We filled it up with only two
And when I hurt
Hurting runs off my shoulders
How can I hurt without holding you
One, not touching one
Reaching out, not touching me, not touching you…
Sweet Quarantine
Good times never felt so bad...

(the heart goes on)

Every night on TV
I see it, I hear it
That's how I know Covid goes on
Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on
Here, there, wherever you are
I believe that the virus goes on
Once more you open the door
And you're here in my nose
And my cough will go on and on
Covid can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go 'til we're gone

Once more…you open the door...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 06:34 AM

As I walked out in the streets of Laredo
As I walked out in Laredo one day
I saw a young cowboy, wrapped all in white linen
Wrapped in white linen, as cold as the clay

      Oh, beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly
      For now I lie wasted when once I stood strong
      Take me to the valley, there lay the sod o'er me
      I'm a young cowboy in a world that's gone wrong

I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy
These words he did say as I boldly walked by
Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story
Once I loved life, now I know I must die

      Oh, beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly
      For now I lie wasted when once I stood strong
      Take me to the valley, there lay the sod o'er me
      I'm a young cowboy in a world that's gone wrong

Go fetch me some water, a cool cup of water
To cool my parched lips, then the poor cowboy said
Before I returned, his spirit had left him
Had gone to his Maker, the cowboy was dead

      Oh, beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly
      For now I lie wasted when once I stood strong
      Take me to the valley, there lay the sod o'er me
      I'm a young cowboy in a world that's gone wrong


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 12:26 PM

I offer no comment on this link, which was sent to me by a friend in the USA.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Greg F.
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 01:42 PM

Yes, these songs are all very amusing the face of TrumPublican lies, disnformation, refusal & denial of reality and scientific fact which will result in the deaths of countless persons.

May I suggest Patrick Sky's "Dance Of Death"? which also speaks to the wider context of Trump's Cult & their Covid 19 bullshit - 'a clock that's shaken hard enough....'

For thet matter Pat's "Songs That Made America (AmeriKKKa?) Famous is worth a re-listen. Shows ya how far we've come in more than half a century.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 28 Mar 20 - 12:03 PM

I’m sitting here and feeling lonesome
Got a sick note from that Boris Johnson, mm, mm
Life’s a bore now one has found
No more we go out on the town
And every neighbour’s gone to ground
In a country now that’s locking down

Home and housebound, we wail in chorus
Home and housebound
Home, where we’re isolating
Home, where there’s no escaping
Home, where no bug lies waiting
Silently for us

Now everyday we check news streams
More casualties and no vaccines, mm, mm
And every day’s the same for me
The movies and box set series
Plus dismal documentaries
At least no more soap operas to see

Tonight we’ll drink with Scrabble again
I’ll play the game but never win, mm, mm
Cos all my words are crap for me
The good tiles don’t come easily
I’m left with R, I, Zee and E
I’d win with PRIZE, but I need a P

I’m tired of this Coronavirus
If I survive all this old lockdown crisis, mm, mm
I’ll be glad of one more chance
I’ll go mad and learn to dance
I’ll party hard, so understand
From every club, I’ll be one man banned.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Ged Fox
Date: 28 Mar 20 - 03:59 PM

a song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 29 Mar 20 - 07:10 AM

Fantastic, Mr Fox. I was going to say you need to get out more, but perhaps not at present.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Mar 20 - 04:03 PM

https://youtube.com/watch?v=CsHRvaYCJ7E


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Mar 20 - 10:43 PM

"We’re All Home Bound" - Interesting parody of Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound":


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 30 Mar 20 - 12:36 PM

https://youtu.be/ykieEE1j9eA
"Super Bad Transmittable Contagious Awful Virus!"
(a parody of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Donuel
Date: 30 Mar 20 - 08:13 PM

to the tune of under the sea


The sickest are always greener
In somebody else's State
You dream about going up there
But that is a big mistake
Just look at the world around you
Right here at heaven's gate
Such wonderful things surround you
What is your ultimate fate?
In Quarantine
In Quarantine
Darling it's hotter
Down with a fever
Take it from me
Up in Montana they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
Navy's devotin'
Full time to boatin'
Way out to sea
Out there all the fish is happy
As off through the waves they roll
The fish on the land ain't happy
They sad 'cause they got a cold
But folks on the land are lucky
Those on a cruise have a worse fate
One day when everyones sickly
eatin off the same plates
In quarantine
In quarantine
Nobody beat us
We jus breathed dust
Stuff we can't see
Its the old folks who are on the hook
Lots of meat for the young to cook
They got no troubles
Life is all bubbles
In quarantine out on the beach
In quarantine out on the beach
Since life is sweet here
We got the beat here
Naturally (Naturally)
Even the doctor and the nurse
They get the surge an ride the hearse
We got the spirit
You got to hear it
Right here on line
Yeah, In quarantine
In Quarantine


(Under the sea)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 20 - 02:59 PM

A bit of doggerel from my first day of the local stay at home order. There may have been drinking involved...

In my hometown there live a maid
Mark well what I do say
In my hometown there lives a maid
And she contracted CO-VAI-AID
I’ll go no more a rovin’ with you fair maid
Since COVID, oh COVID, since COVID’s been my ru-aye-in
I’ll go no more a rovin’ with you fair maid


First she coughed and then she sneezed
And now I fear I am diseased

Next came the toilet paper scare
Now I can’t wipe my derriere

Now says the mayor of our town
Get off the streets we’re shuttin’ down

Then comes a message from my boss
You’re non-essential, that’s your loss

Now all the bills are comin’ due
From the insurance, the hospital and the doctor too

When I’m dead don’t mourn for me
I can’t afford a eulogy



https://youtu.be/cfyMWBOmLLo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Jesse Bassfeller
Date: 31 Mar 20 - 03:25 PM

My apologies for the anonymous posting. You may blame me for the previous infraction.

And when the SPD gigs were canceled:

When virus eyes are cryin'
And the hoarders hoardering
By the lilt of their death rattle
Know the dearly departing
When virus smiles are hidden
Under masks so glum and grey
Well i don't give a fig or a feather
'cos we're bound to succumb anyway


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Donuel
Date: 31 Mar 20 - 09:56 PM

edited

Under the sea tune

The sickest are always greener
In somebody else's State
You dream about going 'up' there
But that is a big mistake
Just look at the world around you
Right here at blue heaven's gate
Such wonderful things surround you
What is your ultimate fate?
In Quarantine
In Quarantine
Each little griever
Down with a fever
Take it from me

Up in Montana they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away
The Navy's devotin'
Hospital boatin'
Docked in the bay
Out there all the folks is happy
Like hot dogs snug in their roll
The old of the land ain't happy
They sad 'cause they got a cold
But folks on the land are lucky
Those on a cruise have a worser fate
One day everyones sickly
eatin off the same ol' plates
In quarantine
In quarantine
Nobody beat us
We jus breathed dust
Stuff we can't see

Its the old folks who are on the hook
Lots of food for the young to cook
They got no troubles
Life is all bubbles
In quarantine out on the beach
In quarantine
Since life is sweet here
We got the beat here
Naturally (Naturally)

Even the doctor and the nurse
They get the surge an ride the hearse
We got the spirit
You got to hear it
Above the streets
Yeah, In quarantine
In Quarantine
playin the B ball
life is in free fall.
In Quarantine
The mail man can play
The grocers on strings
The krauts rockin' out
The agent she sings
The spanic and the black
They know where it's at
An' oh that trumpet blow
Yeah, In quarantine
In quarantine
When the projects
Begin the concert
It's music to me (It's music to me)
What do they got? A Stienway grand?
We got a hot apartment house band
Each little fam here
Know how to jam here
In quarantine
Each little bug here
Cuttin' a rug here
In quarantine
Each giant whale here
Know how to wail here
That's why it's better
Under the weather
Ya we in luck here
Stuck in New York here
in quarantine


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Subject: RE: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 02 Apr 20 - 05:01 PM

zThe classification isn't consistent, but


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Subject: RE: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 02 Apr 20 - 05:19 PM

The classification isn't being consistently adhered to, but I would say that this thread is mainly for newly composed songs and parodies; while the Songs for the Apocalypse discussion thread is mainly for older songs which are suitable to be sung in reference to the present pandemic crisis.

The number of relevent parodies posted on youtube is incredible. Parodies of Bomhemian Rhapsody, Over the Rainbow, Do re mi (Sound of Music, not Guthrie).

We already have two parodies of Sweet Caroline aka Deep Quarantine on this thread; well Neil Diamond has recorded a simpler one himself.
        
Two parodies, at least. of Joelene,
Quarantine (Joelene parody)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr9egprpyRo Written by: Jesse Slack and Daryl Scott
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bA8dZgLfY0 written by Carly Burruss + Chidima Ubah

parodies of songs sung by Adele, Bee Gees (Staying inside),Proclaimers, Billy Joel, John Lennon (Imagine), Rolling Stones (I can't get no sanitizer) etc etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Donuel
Date: 02 Apr 20 - 08:11 PM

tune: St James Infirmary (64 bars instrumental then lyrics.)

I got a case of the corona virus
Saw some nurses there
She stressed out in a long white hallway
So sweet, so scared, so fair
She let go, she let go, God bless her
from seeing all, the dead
I'm just one man in this wide wide world
But I felt, those tears, were for me
When I die I want to go to a mass grave
I won't be lone-ly there
and I'll have, my share, of tears
I got to feel, the kindness of strangers
Right up until my last chest crushing breathe
Ther'll be no social distance bout my death


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: mg
Date: 03 Apr 20 - 02:06 AM

here is new one. tune is now officially silver threads among the gold, sung faster than bing crosby did. Might have to tweak a bit to make the rhythm work. was originally thinking another tune.

WHEN THE WORLD GETS BACK TO NORMAL

when the world gets back to normal we will say all saints be praised
we will gather in our kitchens and our voices will be raised
out of glory out of gladness out of gratitude and grief
when the world gets back to normal there will be such sweet relief

when the world gets back to normal we will revel in the air
and the windows will be open and the weather will be fair
there'll be poppycocks and roses and the flowers of design
when the world gets back to normal it will be just mostly fine

when the world gets back to normal it's a come and get it day
when the trolleys run like clockwork and the children get to play
we'll appreciate the simple things we'll make do with what we've got
when the world gets back to normal it will be better than we thought

we'll give thanks for all the nurses and the postmen and the cops
and for all the other people who went to work and never stopped
we'll remember those who lost their lives and others that were rearranged
when the world gets back to normal we'll see that everything has changed

when the world gets back to normal we will say all saints be praised
we will gather in our kitchens and our voices will be raised
out of glory out of gladness out of gratitude and grief
when the world gets back to normal there will be such sweet relief


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Apr 20 - 03:13 PM

Make my grave in the Trump Hotel,
Not a lowly plain, or a lofty hill;
Put it at the end of the escaltor,
On the doorstep of the great imitator .

Engrave Trump lies around my grave.
Like Arlington make sure that I stay
His shadow above my silent tomb
Would make it a place of fear & gloom.

I could rest in the noise of Fifth Avenue
On my birthday you can have free barbecue.
Try to manage a shriek of wild despair
Like a million curses in NY air.

I could not sleep if Trump went free
His dieing in prison is reason for glee
Such a cruel narcissist unfeeling beast
should be punished for his hateful beliefs.

Let my grave in the Trump Hotel help remind
how the US was fired, attacked by virus and died
One day Trump hotels will be demolished.
Maybe men like Trump will be abolished

We are now almost completely uninsured
No Obama care or employer added insurence
Little life saving equipment can be procurred
If you're old with conditions death is assured

I ask no monument, proud and high,
To arrest the gaze of the passers-by;
All that my yearning spirit craves,
Is that the unfiltered truth stays.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,crowlibrarian
Date: 06 Apr 20 - 05:10 PM

Here's a cheery one fer you -
Til All The Grievin’s Done

Once we gathered here to sing
Someday we'll gather once again
Til all the grievings done
Bearing all that we have known
We’re being tested to the bone
Til all the grievings done

B part
Seems we’ve never known such loss
Death has borne us bitter cost
Grief has sometimes brought us to our knees
we’ll come with our tears
Some of us no longer here
Til all the grievings done

Light gleams in your misty eyes
Sunshine still dances in your smile
Til all the grievings done
While there’s still more tears to come
Someday we'll hold you til they’re gone
Til all the grievings done

Some losing loved ones, some losing friends
Sometimes it seems there’ll be no end
Such times as these will haunt us all our lives
But we still have our tunes and songs
Still have love that keeps us strong
Til all the grievings done

If I'm not here to sing this song
Perhaps I’ve fallen now I’m gone
Til all the grievings done
May these songs bring you release
In their wake may all know peace
Til all the grievings done

Life has offered many gifts
Some I've known here in your midst
Where rhyme and rhythm rise in blessed song
It’s an ageless legacy
Sharing music lends us strength
Til all the grievings done


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 06 Apr 20 - 07:28 PM

I was a sceptic...and became a believer Friday de 13th.

A major song that keeps a refrain in my brain is:

When the lights go on again
https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=10366#1522828

WHEN THE LIGHTS GO ON AGAIN (ALL OVER THE WORLD)
by Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjemen, ©1942
As sung by Vaughn Monroe

*When the lights go on again all over the world,
And the boys are home again all over the world,
And rain or snow is all that may fall from the skies above,
A kiss won't mean "goodbye" but "Hello" to love.

When the lights go on again all over the world,
And the ships will sail again all over the world,
Then we'll have time for things like wedding rings and free hearts will sing,
When the lights go on again all over the world.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

archive.org .... aka Library of Congress

loc.gov


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Subject: RE: new Coronavirus Songs
From: Felipa
Date: 07 Apr 20 - 05:54 PM

I've come across two newly composed Corona virus songs in Irish. One is a translation of a new song in English, the other is set to the tune of Téir abhaile riú and you can find those lyrics at the Mudcat thread Teir Abhaile Riú or on youtube as "Fan sa bhaile riú".

The other song doesn't fit the traditional/folk mode but it comes with a challenge to you to translate into other languages: "Brí Carr Music

Well, because the message shared in our school Covid-19 song, 'Our song of hope' has grabbed the nation, and it's simplicity has taken us all by complete surprise, we are inviting children and schools from every corner of the world to create their own language version of Our Song Of Hope to share their own art and home-school/#StayAtHome ideas to YouTube and everywhere online. Our Song Of Hope will be available for download on Spotify/iTunes/Amazon and all the usual online music platforms from Fri. 10th April.

The backing track to the song is available to whoever wishes to take up the challenge worldwide. Simply contact bricarrmusic@yahoo.com and we will happily forward the English lyrics for you to translate as well as the original backing track to your school/music group/co-ordinator as well as a 'how to record at home' instructions sheet to encourage the children to productively engage in our very positive project. We will kickstart the challenge by uploading this, our native language version, as Gaeilge.. 'Ámhrán Dúchais', by the children of Lurgybrack National School, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, feat. Hannah NicPhaidín (An t-Oireachtas Winner U-15), arranged by ValleyMusic Music Studio, Ballybofey, written by myself, Brí Carr. Thanks to Ava and Cassie for designing the crest, to Nicolette Culloo for the cover design and Colm Ferriter for his invaluable help with the translation. We also hope that this further inspires other schools in Ireland will get in touch with us . We were delighted to receive both musical and vocal versions, thank you for crediting Lurgybrack School with your fantastic efforts. We hope to calm the minds, hearts and experiences of all children during these worrying times, and I want to personally thank each and every one of our wee superstars who worked tirelessly to create this memorable work. I could not be prouder of you all. Stay at home, Stay Safe and Stay Positive."

Amhrán Dóchais, Fan sa Bhaile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey0-kNjWtjg
Our Song of Hope original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26ZrNMcT8Xc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Donuel
Date: 09 Apr 20 - 03:47 PM

We'll meet again
Don't know when
or how long
We'll meet again when Covid's gone.
Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
'Till the blue skies drive the 4 walls far away
So will you please say hello
To the folks that I know
Tell them I won't be long
They'll be happy to know
That as you saw me go
I was singing this song...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Donuel
Date: 11 Apr 20 - 12:53 PM

Just A Number Now

A vacation in a foreign land
Airlines do the best they can
You're just a number now
Oh, oh, You're just a number now
Now you remember what the TV said
Nothing to do all day but stay in bed
You're just a number now
Oh, oh, you're on the frontline now
You'll be the hero of the neighbourhood
Nobody knows that you've left for good
You're just a number now
Oh, oh, You're just a number now
Smiling faces as you wait to land
But once you're there who gives a damn
You're just a number now
Oh, oh, You're just a number now
You have gloves and masks nd maybe a hood
One mistake and you're gone for good
If you want to survive, just stay in bed
You're just a number now
Oh, oh, You're just a number now
There is no cure until the end
You go for a drive and try to pretend
You're NOT a number now
Oh, oh, you're in the army now
You're in the army now
Oh, oh, You're just a number now
You've got your orders to stay indoors
Your hands's on your phone
But it don't seem right
You're feelin sick
or is it just a trick
Oh, oh, You're just a number now
Oh, oh, were all in the same boat now
Night is falling and you just can't see
Is this illusion or reality
Some don't want to believe TV
You're just a number now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Reinhard
Date: 11 Apr 20 - 01:06 PM

Richard Thompson already sang in 1991 "Keep Your Distance".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Canberra Chris
Date: 12 Apr 20 - 06:30 PM

In draft for the Shiny Bum Singers:

Kill the Lot - to Que Sera, Sera

When I was just a junior bug
I asked the old ones “How should I go?
Should I spare young ones, old, and the sick?”
But they all told me – “No”.

Chorus:
Kill the lot, the lot
Before there’s a vaccine shot
Though you think it’s cruel, it’s not
Kill the lot, the lot!

If they are young and doing well
Soon they’ll have seen as older ones fell,
That left without them life would be hell –
Better to kill the lot.

If they are old, their time is done
They’ve had their chances, time in the sun,
Now they can give us young bugs some fun –
Better to kill the lot.

If they are sick, or doing poor
They’ll use resources others need more,
And they’ll soon fill the hospital floor -
Better to kill the lot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 Apr 20 - 02:31 PM

Cyril Ryan sings "My Brother Dermot" Not sure about title, but it is very COVD-19, very Oirish, & very funny - so it is. Begorra.

Probably needs a Fakebook account to listen.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 21 Apr 20 - 02:52 PM

^^^ just for the record
it is Dermot Ryan singing(brother of Cyril)

Great song and singing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,johnmc
Date: 21 Apr 20 - 04:28 PM

Parody of "Another Day"

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 25 Apr 20 - 06:45 AM

to the tune of Lannigan's Ball


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 25 Apr 20 - 11:04 AM

Bleach drinking songs, anyone?

Something along the lines of Fathom the Bowl or Little Brown Jug?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Apr 20 - 12:38 AM

David Ingerson sang this tonight. I hope he'll come and clean it up

Tune: Lanigan's Ball

In the town of Wuhan some germs from an animal made a big leap and infected a few, nobody thought it would be a pandemic and now the whole world is in a hullabaloo.

It didn't take long for the germs to go global in planes and trains and cruises by sea. Now locked in our homes and trying to stay sober we can't even watch the live sports on TV.

Six long months in Isolation, six long months doing nothing at all, six long months in isolation this lockdown is driving me up the wall.

I tried to go out got sent back in again. I went out again straight back in again. Sick to death of the social distancing finish the lockdown for once and for all.

The experts say keep two meters distance and never to gather in couples and groups, and eating at home is a feckin disaster I’m fat as a fool eating pasta and soups.

Now in the UK the virus was active and got the Prime Minister in number 10, I hope Boris Johnson recovers completely so that we can call him a dickhead again.

Six long months in isolation six long months without toilet roll. I wish to God I had constipation because I have nothing for wiping me hole.

I tried to go out got sent back in again. I went out again straight back in again. Sick to death of the social distancing finish the lockdown for once and for all.

Now Trump took it lightly there's no need to panic we’re under control sure tis only a flu he finally did what he promised the voters America first in the infections too.

Three long years with Trump as president three long years doing nothing at all talking shite and blaming China while Mexico begs him to finish the wall.

I tried to go out got sent back in again. I went out again straight back in again. Sick to death of the social distancing finish the lockdown for once and for all.

The end is in sight and the curve it is flattening lifting the lockdown is yet to be seen, washing your hands and staying at home is the only solution for COVID 19.

Six long months in isolation the planet has never looked greener before but back to the grind to pay off the mortgage. The world just won't be the same anymore.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 26 Apr 20 - 04:38 PM

I'm told this is funny but it's in Polish. Translation anyone?

https://youtu.be/wUS--eKGqBE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Apr 20 - 11:46 PM

Barbra Streisand has a song called "Don't Lie to Me":


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 27 Apr 20 - 05:33 AM

Going round FB - a picture of Dolly Parton captioned

Chlorine, chlorine, chlorine, CHLORI-I-INE!
Please don't drink it just because you can.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 04 May 20 - 05:18 PM

Jack Campin - there are at least a couple of Dettol be the Day songs on youtube, links are posted on the Trump's Lysol thread on Mudcat
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I just heard a Corona health precaution song on the radio. Country/Country Western Style. Can anyone say who the artist is and what the title is? Lyrics include these lines:

Corona, Corona we will beat you

Listen to the tv and the radio

Wash your face; keep your hands clean
Keep six feet apart; you know what I mean


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Subject: Ray Frank Coronavirus Song
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 May 20 - 07:19 PM

Here's a good one, written and posted by Ray Frank (DADGBE)

This came to me today in a fit of either divine inspiration or something else. If you don’t recognize the tune, look up Woody Guthrie’s So Long It’s Been Good To Know Ya.

Anybody want to use it, go ahead. If y’all want too pay something, send toilet paper.



Well, the covid hit and it hit like thunder
It dusted us over, put us six feet under,
It blocked out our jobs and ended our fun
And straight for home all the people did run
    Singing so long, it’s been good to know ya,
    So long it’s been good to know ya
    So long, it’s been good to know ya
    This nasty old covid is getting me down
    And I want to be drifting along

We stayed in our houses, we sealed up the cracks
We wore masks and gloves, stuffed our ears with wax
We blamed the Chinese, we blamed Democrats
And those covidiot protesters sure have our backs

The churches were full, the churches were packed
And that dirty old covid made such an attack
That the Blood of the Lamb didn’t give us no help
In spite all that the preachers do yelp

I wash my hands ‘til my skin starts to crack,
I break out in cold sweat over sneezes and hacks,
I can’t get no nookie, I can’t get no hug
I’m just too afraid of that corona bug

We can’t wipe our asses, we can’t get no food,
The president tells us that everything’s good,
He says he’s got it all under control
But somehow, I don’t seem to trust him at all


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 May 20 - 12:10 AM

scroll down the page for Lou & Peter Berryman - November PSA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6UBfRzcEmk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: cnd
Date: 11 May 20 - 03:46 PM

Jobless Worried Blues by Zac Sokolow. Features some nice clawhammer and two finger banjo playing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 May 20 - 03:46 PM

The lyrics are posted under the song on YouTube. It's a great Coronavirus parody of a Bob Dylan song:

Bob Dylan parody Everybody Must Stay Home

Thanks to Little Hawk and gnu for sharing this one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 18 May 20 - 10:05 PM

There's an ZIrish band called the Coronas
not particularly folky and they named themselves several years ago so nothing to do with the virus.
lots of videos on youtube


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 18 May 20 - 10:14 PM

Stilly River Sage's link didn't work for me. I found a couple of Everybody Must zStay Home videos on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErFN7Y7qnLg The Connor Party

Lyrics:

Rainy day livin’ #2 and 17

You can catch it when you’re at the grocery store
You can catch it off the handle of a door
You can catch it from your friend just dropping by
You can catch it like a baseball from the sky
I know you feel so all alone
But everybody must stay home

You can get it if you’ve got the Memphis blues
You can get it you’ve got nothin to lose
You can get it if you’ve got the name Abraham
You can get it if you are the weatherman
I know you feel so all alone
But everybody must stay home

You could get it off the Parkin meetahs
You could Get it from hanging around the theatahs
You could get it if your name is Joan Baez
You could get it and then give it to the prez
I know you feel so all alone
But everybody must stay home

You might shake hands thinking you are brave
But you won’t be when you're set down in your grave
You might shake it like you shake your tambourine
You might shake it with bob Dylan in his dream
Well I know you feel so all alone
But everybody must stay home

Dont you go out to Maggies farm no more
You better scrub your hands like they made you scrub the floor
Dont bring those cracked lips any closer there Ramona
Dont share a beer especially a corona
I know you feel so all alone
But everybody must stay home


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 18 May 20 - 10:20 PM

a different Everybody must stay home, David Ippolito
lyrics on screen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSng7op4FyY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Jerry
Date: 19 May 20 - 12:45 PM

Is the run on bags of flour, as people dream of taking up baking bread and cakes, a universal phenomenon like toilet rolls? If not, this one might not work....

Where have all the flour bags gone?
Let’s all panic now,
Where have all the flour bags gone?
All have to go,
Where have all the flour bags gone?
Gone for stockpiles every one,
When will they ever learn?
Everything takes its turn.

Where have all the stockpiles gone?
Let’s all panic now,
Where have all the stockpiles gone?
All have to go,
Where have all the stockpiles gone?
Gone to waste bins every one,
When will they ever learn?
Everything takes its turn.

Where have all the waste bins gone?
Let’s all panic now,
Where have all the waste bins gone?
All have to go,
Where have all the waste bins gone?
Gone to insects every one,
When will they ever learn?
Everything takes its turn.

Where have all the insects gone?
Let’s all panic now,
Where have all the insects gone?
All have to go,
Where have all the insects gone?
Gone to young bats every one,
When will they ever learn?
Everything takes its turn.

Where have all the young bats gone?
Let’s all panic now,
Where have all the young bats gone?
All have to go,
Where have all the young bats gone?
Gone on menus every one,
When will they ever learn?
Everything takes its turn.

Where have all the menus gone?
Let’s all panic now,
Where have all the menus gone?
All have to go,
Where have all the menus gone?
Gone for recykes every one,
When will they ever learn?
Everything takes its turn.

Where have all the recykes gone?
Let’s all panic now,
Where have all the recykes gone?
All have to go,
Where have all the recykes gone?
Gone for flour bags every one,
When will they ever learn?
Everything takes its turn.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,Jonathan Talbot
Date: 26 May 20 - 06:19 PM

The Streets of Manhattan
(Sing to the tune of “The Streets of Laredo” or the modified melody recorded by Lynette Hensley)

1. One morning while walking the streets of Manhattan,
The season was spring and the weather was fair.
I encountered a woman in a white linen lab coat,
Sweating with fever and gasping for air.

2. “You can see by my outfit that I am a doctor,”
These words she did say with a tear in her eye.
“Please keep your distance but stay here beside me
For I’ve got the virus and I know I will die.”

3. “Please say goodbye to my husband and children,
To my friends and companions, and also my folks.
Tell them that someone - that someone was lying
When he said the virus was only a hoax – yes…”

4. “The President told us we need not be fearful
His advisors stood ‘round him and nodded their heads,
But we ran out of masks for the doctors and nurses,
and we ran out of gowns and we ran out of beds.”

5. “Throughout our country the governors pleaded,
’Please send us supplies, we can’t fight this alone.’”
“The reply from a White House devoid of compassion
was ’I’m not your shipping clerk, you’re on your own.’”

6. “The CDC told us ’reuse your equipment…’”
“They said it was safe, but I didn’t agree.
Still l had to do what I could for each patient,
and the one I could not do the best for was me.”

7. Think of me kindly and comfort my family
And promise you’ll tell them, ‘cause I don’t have long.
That these are the words that I want on my tombstone:
"'She did what was right and she knew what was wrong.’”

8. Keeping my distance, I dialed nine-eleven
But before they could get there – she passed away.
And she wasn’t alone, there were more than eight hundred
Who died in Manhattan from the virus that day.

9. One morning while walking the streets of Manhattan,
The season was spring and the weather was fair.
I encountered a woman in a white linen lab coat,
Sweating with fever and gasping for air.

Lyrics © April 19, 2020 by Jonathan Talbot
www.talbot1.com
jonathan@talbot1.com
Phone: 845-258-4620 (East Coast hours please)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: The Doctor
Date: 14 Jun 20 - 06:07 AM

A song that I was going to call 'Cummings and Goings', but that might be too pointed, so I'll just call it 21st Century Broadside Ballad.

'Twas on a Monday morning, when I beheld my darling,
She really looked alarming and she had a high degree.
She looked so pale and weary, so I thought I'd best say cheerio.
Dashing along the motorway to drive my cares away.


'Twas on a Tuesday morning, when I beheld my darling,
She looked a little better so I thought I would go home.
She still looked pale and weary-o, but nothing like as bleary-o.
Dashing along the motorway to drive my cares away.


'Twas on a Wednesday morning, I felt an idea forming,
We'd go and see the family, it's just a little trip.
We'd go and have a heart to heart, albeit from six feet apart.
Dashing along the motorway to drive my cares away.


'Twas on a Thursday morning, just as the day was dawning,
The papers brought a warning that all was not OK.
They said I should have stayed at home, and left my family alone.
Dashing along the motorway to drive my cares away.


'Twas on a Friday morning I spoke unto my darling
And said we should be going home if I could see to drive.
I thought a local trip was best to see if I would pass the test.
Dashing along the 688 to drive my cares away.


'Twas on a Saturday evening, as through the traffic weaving,
I thought we'd make it home for tea if we could just press on.
But journalists were everywhere, it really wasn't very fair.
Crawling along the London streets to drive my cares away.


'Twas on a Sunday morning I went into the garden
And told them why I'd done it but they really weren't impressed.
And so I left them to it, for I certainly don't rue it.
Helping to run the government just drives my cares away.

                                                (Tune: Dashing away with the smoothing iron)

Hopefully the relevance has not entirely passed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 15 Jun 20 - 01:35 PM

The men who looked down on us
As they told us what to do
Now they topple daily
But, me, I fell for you

There's danger in the air
It's out of sight and out of view
But we can find a bubble
Where there's room enough for two


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 18 Jun 20 - 03:19 PM

Another Dominic Cummings song, by Grant Simpson from the band, North Sea Gas (which I did post on another thread):

Cummings Went to Barnard Castle
(Tune: Willie’s gane tae Melville Castle)

Oh Cummings went to Barnard Castle
Wife and son an' a'
To test his eyes and tell some lies
Whilst spreading Co-ro-na
Cummings and these other toffs
Can do just as they please
Stay at home is not for them
Let’s go spread some disease...

The first day, well he felt quite rough
Perhaps it's just the flu
It can’t be this Covid 19
That's for the many, not the few
The second day it was quite clear
That something wasn't right
"To hell with this, let's drive up north.
Get away from all this shite."

He grabbed his wife, his son as well
And packed up his big car
We must away and isolate
But Durham is quite far
The rules are there, we cannot go
But to us, they don’t apply
We're rich, we do just what we want
If caught, we'll simply lie.

Afterwards in London Town
There was a big stramash
An interview in Downing Street
A bloody great car crash
We'll blame the press, we'll blame the plebs
We'll fight them, wait and see
And if they still won't go away
I'll bribe the BBC!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Aug 20 - 05:49 PM

Apologies if this has already been shared.

I stumbled across this one, from Australia:

Stay the Fuck at Home

Chris Franklin & The Isolators


When digging this up on YouTube I found a second version, same title but it seems to be a lot shorter - the Australian one evidently repeats because of so many performers.

Stay the Fuck at Home

To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com
Stay the Fuck at Home   © 2020 Robert Emmett Kelly, Christopher John Franklin
Lyric by Chris Franklin (see https://youtu.be/sP40WX-nRcU)
SHEET MUSIC AT:
https://www.kevinlynchnj.com/store/p50/%22Stay_the_Fuck_At_Home%22_-_Sheet_Music.html#/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: DADGBE
Date: 05 Aug 20 - 11:37 PM

This is based on Ry Cooder's version of Fiddlin' John Carson's The Farmer Is The Man Who Feeds Them All.

We quarantined through springtime, through summer, and through fall
But that virus worked the hardest and longest of us all
It worked through nights and Sundays, it worked each holiday
It settled down among us and never went away

When that virus came to town, it knocked us all right down
Oh, that Covid-19 could get us all
If you’ll only look and see, I know you will agree
That the virus could really get us all

The virus is the one, just look at what it’s done
That virus is the one to get us all
It gets us where we breathe, we can’t get no relief
That virus is the one to kill us all

The first few started coughing, then they couldn’t catch their breath
To the hospitals they went for help where many found their death
Some folks did get better, but then some more fell ill
Then the trickle turned to avalanche and then things went to hell

They came in by the hundreds, by the thousands, and then more
But not enough were tested so we didn’t know the score
How many were infected, how do we stem the flow?
The president decided that he didn’t want to know


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: DADGBE
Date: 05 Aug 20 - 11:41 PM

The root song here is Those Were The Days.

Once upon a time we had a culture
Full of lots of good, fun things to do
My favorite was singing songs together
Now that’s gone and left me feeling blue

Those were the days my friends, we thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose, we’d sit and chat and schmoose
For we were blind to what would come our way
        Lai, lai, lai, etc.

Back then we loved to eat and drink together
See the kids and say, “My, how they’ve grown!”
We’re older now and certainly more frightened
Having to spend our time alone

Now we’re all afraid to get together
Sacred that we’ll contact the Covid germs
Our elders’ generation is now passing
Reminding us we’ll all be food for worms


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Oct 20 - 11:03 AM

After the rule of six came into force;

- Johnnie of Braidislee got to carry on poaching since it would have taken seven foresters to get him

- Clerk Saunders was left to carry on shagging Lady Margaret since that seventh brother didn't join in

- they had to leave Uncle Tom Cobley behind when going to Widecombe Fair.

Others?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 08 Oct 20 - 11:10 AM

The Men of Knoydart, had to let one of their number go.


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Subject: RE: Song: When they reopen all the bars
From: GUEST,diplocase
Date: 15 Oct 20 - 01:40 AM

one more time, a little neater! cac

WHEN THEY REOPEN ALL THE BARS - COVID SONG
w/m by Penka Jane Culevski of Seattle
(one heck of a songwriter, and a lovely singer!)


1. I’ll drink my whiskey neat again
Sing in chorus with my friends
Wish well to Johnny, our dear bartend
When they reopen all the bars

—chorus—
When they reopen all the bars   
When they reopen all the bars
We’ll all shake hands and all link arms
When they reopen all the bars

2. I’ll give a hug to sweet Colleen
And hear her whistle bright and keen
When all of us may reconvene
When they reopen all the bars
        —chorus—

3. We’ll sit together knee to knee
Sharing tunes, and converse free
Passing hours cheerfully
When they reopen all the bars
        —chorus—

4. We’ll gayly greet old Jackie Tar
We’ll hunt the bucks of Oranmore          (The Bucks of Oranmore: Irish reel tune)
Banish misfortune, when frost’s all o’er         (Banish Misfortune: Irish jig tune)
When they reopen all the bars
        —chorus—

5. We’ll raise a glass, fear to dispel
And one for those who made us well
We’ll raise one more for those that fell
When they reopen all the bars
        —chorus—

6. We’ll gather then, long overdue
All our friendships to renew
I’ll kiss my love there in full view
When they reopen all the bars      
—chorus—x2


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