Thursday, May 07, 2020

Quarantine music

The kids and I wrote a little song this afternoon (to be background music for a little video we're planning for one of our virtual primary activities). Here we are singing it for you with our very best singing/behaviour:




And here we are acting fairly normal (though as Miriam pointed out it is a full moon today so perhaps our "fairly normal" is slightly entropic):



Here—with thanks (and apology) to Dorothy S. Anderson (who passed away earlier this year)—are the lyrics, in case you can't quite hear us over our mumbling:

Oh, what do you do when you're home all day because of quarantine?
Our schedule's been cleared
And it's really weird.
It seems like each day's a year.
Yes, that's how we live with COVID.

Our school is online—
It's totally fine—
Just do your work and don't whine.
Yes, that's how we live with COVID.

Oh, what do you do when you're home all day because of quarantine?
Will you learn to sew? 
Or bake sourdough?
Or build something with LEGO?
Yes, that's how we live with COVID.

Oh, what do you do when you're home all day because of quarantine?
Please don't touch your face—
You'll wipe out our race.
Give everyone lots of space!
Yes, that's how we live with COVID.

Oh, what do you do when you're home all day because of quarantine?
When you see friends say "Hey!",
Stay six feet away
And never go out to play.
Yes, that's how we live with COVID.

Oh, what do you do when you're home all day because of quarantine?
If you go out I ask
That you wear a mask.
It isn't a grueling task.
Yes, that's how we live with COVID.

Oh, what do you do when you're home all day because of quarantine?
Have hope for an end;
It's just round the bend,
And soon you'll see all your friends.
Yes, that's how we live with COVID.

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