The Covid-19 song
Tune: If you’re happy and you know it
If you’re healthy and you know it, clap your hands;
if you’re not, obey the government’s demands:
stay away from social clubs
and avoid the local pubs,
for the virus is abroad throughout the land.
To reduce the risk, we all must wash our hands
to a 20-second song with concert bands,
and we catch and bin and kill
every bug that makes us ill –
it’s a mantra every thinker understands.
If you cough, then use your sleeve and not your hands,
if you’re feverish, then cancel daily plans;
and to slow infection rate
you should now self-isolate,
and ensure each sneeze in tissue-paper lands.
If you’re stuck at home and feel a nervous wreck,
and you find your bathroom stores have hit the deck,
then you needn’t feel afraid,
you’ll receive essential aid
from St Bernard, with a roll around his neck.
Every day at noon, let’s kneel and clasp our hands,
and remember humankind across all lands;
and keep faith with God our lover,
so this world will soon recover
and rejoice, if everyone together stands.
Written by Alison Blenkinsop