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M0nica Tue 27-Oct-20 12:21:09

COVID rap

by Eliza Rubenstein

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 the 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!

annsixty Tue 27-Oct-20 12:24:15

Wonderful and how many of you will sing it aloud as you read it as I did.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Tue 27-Oct-20 12:36:36

Very clever - if I sang it I'd be out of breath.

MawB2 Tue 27-Oct-20 12:38:05

Sang it automatically - you were right Annsixty !

mamaa Tue 27-Oct-20 12:46:16

I sang it- but not out loud- it’s very good and very apt.

Blinko Tue 27-Oct-20 12:49:22

I sang it but to the tune of 'He is the very Model of a Modern Major General. Were G&S ahead of their time, do you think?

GillT57 Tue 27-Oct-20 12:59:49

That's excellent MOnica, people are so clever at finding humour in everything, a very British trait I think!

There is also this one:

You keep your whole self in
You send your whole self out
Eat out, Help out
Shake it all about
You do the Hokey Cokey
While we u-turn around
And that's what it's all about

Sorry for the ear worm folks!!

Pantglas2 Tue 27-Oct-20 13:13:24

Spot on Monica, and yes, sang it 🙂

baubles Tue 27-Oct-20 13:15:45

Love it. Sang it in my head so I didn’t have to breathe. grin

Bathsheba Tue 27-Oct-20 13:20:10

Blinko

I sang it but to the tune of 'He is the very Model of a Modern Major General. Were G&S ahead of their time, do you think?

What tune do you think others were singing it to then? confused

Blinko Tue 27-Oct-20 14:09:31

Bathsheba

Blinko

I sang it but to the tune of 'He is the very Model of a Modern Major General. Were G&S ahead of their time, do you think?

What tune do you think others were singing it to then? confused

As it's the COVID rap, I was thinking something more like a West Indian beat... Hence my remark 'Were G&S ahead of their time'

M0nica Tue 27-Oct-20 14:54:03

With a DH who has sung his way through the whole G&S repertoire with various amateur operatic groups, how could I not have sung this under my breath?

*Blinko, G&S were not ahead of their time, but of their time. It is just that the events of their time keep repeating themselves.

Teetime Tue 27-Oct-20 14:57:16

Oh yes I went straight to G & S.
For this relief much thanks.

M0nica Tue 27-Oct-20 19:24:49

In G&S they are always referred to as 'patter songs'

Greyduster Tue 27-Oct-20 19:33:24

Wonderful, and a damn sight easier to get your tongue round than Tom Lehrer’s The Elements!

Callistemon Tue 27-Oct-20 23:08:45

Blinko

I sang it but to the tune of 'He is the very Model of a Modern Major General. Were G&S ahead of their time, do you think?

Yes, me too, Blinko
But under my breath even though I'm here alone! 🎶🎶

Callistemon Tue 27-Oct-20 23:10:07

As it's a Rap I was trying to rap it but failing, Bathsheba.

Kalu Tue 27-Oct-20 23:27:47

I have just sung it. 😅 Phew! Not out loud though.

Callistemon Tue 27-Oct-20 23:32:14

Greyduster

Wonderful, and a damn sight easier to get your tongue round than Tom Lehrer’s The Elements!

Certainly!

Spangler Tue 27-Oct-20 23:36:47

Three Limericks, out of many, from a competition by the StarTribune Newspaper in the US.

If corona threatens your life,
Commandment Ten could save you from strife.
Don’t go out anymore
Or see the lady next door,
Thou shalt not COVID thy neighbour’s wife.

Social distancing keeps us apart,
From even those close to our heart.
Two metres the rule,
At work or at school.
Now others can’t smell when we fart.

The great meals my lady does serve
Are way better than what I deserve.
I eat them all but,
when I look at my gut,
I have failed to flatten the curve.