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Lyr Req: Coronavirus Songs

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Felipa 07 Apr 20 - 05:54 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 06 Apr 20 - 07:28 PM
GUEST,crowlibrarian 06 Apr 20 - 05:10 PM
Donuel 06 Apr 20 - 03:13 PM
mg 03 Apr 20 - 02:06 AM
Donuel 02 Apr 20 - 08:11 PM
GUEST,Felipa 02 Apr 20 - 05:19 PM
GUEST,Felipa 02 Apr 20 - 05:01 PM
Donuel 31 Mar 20 - 09:56 PM
Jesse Bassfeller 31 Mar 20 - 03:25 PM
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Donuel 30 Mar 20 - 08:13 PM
Felipa 30 Mar 20 - 12:36 PM
Joe Offer 29 Mar 20 - 10:43 PM
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GUEST,Jerry 29 Mar 20 - 07:10 AM
Ged Fox 28 Mar 20 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,Jerry 28 Mar 20 - 12:03 PM
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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: 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

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

zThe classification isn't consistent, but


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,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: 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: mg
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 02:31 AM

yes...


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for taking the time to seek this out. 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 - 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 - 03:15 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: *#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: *#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: 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: 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: 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: 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 - 04:19 AM

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


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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: 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: 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: 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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