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Singing is good for you

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GeminiJen Tue 17-Mar-20 19:26:11

You know the tune and it scans perfectly

“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!”

anna7 Tue 17-Mar-20 19:30:45

Love it smile

EllanVannin Tue 17-Mar-20 22:07:47

Blimey, the last time I'll sing to one of my cats, it hit me in the eye half an hour ago. I was singing "The Lonely Goat-herd" and it landed out, hahahaha.

MissAdventure Tue 17-Mar-20 22:18:10

I love a good old sing, even though my voice is absolutely awful.
I enjoy a whistle, too.

MiniMoon Tue 17-Mar-20 22:24:51

I love a good sing too, I often can be heard belting out a song being played on the radio.
My husband yells, "don't whistle", whenever he hears me. Apparently he thinks its unlucky for a woman to whistle. I don't know why, my Dad taught me how when I was little!

MissAdventure Tue 17-Mar-20 22:27:31

A whistling woman, a cackling hen, is neither good for God nor men.

That's what my Nan used to say to me.

Smileless2012 Tue 17-Mar-20 22:31:15

I love to sing but due to CV our choir practices have been put on hold and now that all Church services have been suspended, it looks as if all our hard work for the Easter services has been for nothing.

Still, we had fun rehearsing.

MissAdventure Tue 17-Mar-20 22:35:19

I haven't had any interest or heart to do anything much, for a least a couple of years, but the choir thing does give me a little shiver of interest.
Only the slightest chink, but its a start.

Esspee Tue 17-Mar-20 22:44:23

Absolutely brilliant! Thank you for making me smile. 😊

Callistemon Tue 17-Mar-20 23:25:30

Singing is good for you
But not necessarily for anyone within earshot of me
grin

Thank you though, GeminiJen I'm singing it in my head, very cleverly written

merlotgran Tue 17-Mar-20 23:32:22

Brilliant!

grannyactivist Wed 18-Mar-20 01:12:22

GeminiJen - wow, what a talent.
Thank you, it's brilliant, but I now have a G&S earworm! grin

Fennel Wed 18-Mar-20 11:22:45

I recognise it too - brilliant grin.

trisher Wed 18-Mar-20 12:02:24

The lady who runs my choir is doing an on-line choir through Zoom. I missed last nights, hope I can manage tonight.
Loved the song GeminiJen

dahlia Wed 18-Mar-20 12:23:31

I heard on Radio 4 that Gareth Malone is trying to set up a singing on the internet website. Our choir has been closed (poor choir master is self-employed so he'll lose a lot of fees), and I do so enjoy singing with our friendly choir.

GeminiJen Wed 18-Mar-20 20:04:35

grannyactivist
Talent yes, but not mine. Sorry not to have made that clear blush
I got it from a friend ...who got it from a friend...who found it on the internet....

Daddima Wed 18-Mar-20 20:15:32

A Scottish anthem!

trisher Thu 19-Mar-20 09:51:43

Gareth Malone's choir and music-https://decca.com/greatbritishhomechorus/?fbclid=IwAR3CIglmF_wq_WiU8vzFAZ-eUO_BXqxvnydDAIJO2Sk0Vi7gBaKV44vL2rg

trisher Thu 19-Mar-20 09:52:09

decca.com/greatbritishhomechorus/?fbclid=IwAR3CIglmF_wq_WiU8vzFAZ-eUO_BXqxvnydDAIJO2Sk0Vi7gBaKV44vL2rg