|Type of post:||"In Harmony" Newsletter|
|Posted By:||Dick Bushell|
|Date Posted:||Sun, 19 Apr 2020|
But in times like this we have to take a break
Our Musical Director is in withdrawal now
And no one’s sure just how much he can take
And to work at home each day for just one hour
So, when we get together in the future, he will hear
The chorus sing both gently and with power
There won’t be anyone who wants to hire us
So do your bit for all our sakes and keep the practice up
Until we overcome this awful via-rus...! ????
But a useless fact no doubt you’re bound to think
For in the country of my birth – that’s England – you may know
Corona is a tasty, fizzy drink…!
Or a creaming soda’s one that really works
Then do not drink the foreign stuff as you might get the bug
Just stay at home and drink an ‘Ecks’ or ‘Kirks’
It’s an alcoholic beverage over here
So, I am drinking more than fifteen bottles every night
Since you cannot catch the virus from a beer…! ????
And the sales now have fallen through the roof
To save their reputation they have had to change the name
But maybe this is just some silly spoof…!
My local bottle-shop has no more beers…!
I said “Can’t people simply buy exactly what they need?”
He said “You’ve been panic-buying here for years…!” ????
And several jokes are going ‘round the traps
So, on the lighter side of things I’ll tell you some of these
And bring a smile to your lips perhaps
So, we’ve started using lettuce leaves instead
There is no doubt that harder days are bound to come our way
It’s just “the-tip-of-the-Iceberg” it’s been said
‘Cos you really can’t afford the extra cost
You need a Rocket up the rear of that there is no doubt
As your Salad-Days are well and truly lost
(Thanks to Will Hessler & Richard Fisher for their contributions to these last two verses.)
And I thought that all the crowds were ‘picnic-buying’
So, I went to the Deli with a pocket full of cash
And bought Scotch Eggs (500) – I’m not lying…!
So, perhaps we should discuss the Melbournaires
We love our genre very much – I hope you all agree
But it’s hard to practise from our comfy chairs
Decided they should practise songs on line
They tried a software package known as ZOOM to do the job
And we all agreed the video was fine
When any person sang, the microphone…
…switched off the other voices who were trying to sing their part
And one found oneself was singing all alone…!
“The Zoomers Quartet”
And if you could hear the sound it would be bliss
It’s such a shame the Tenor, Lead and Bass could not be heard
But the Baritone we really didn’t miss...!
And if you know one which works then tell the rest
‘Cos then the ‘Zoomers’ might get back together once again
And I’m sure we’ll leave you totally depressed…!
As I’m sure this silliness is going to tire us
So, let me finish very soon and get back to the point
And address this awful “Covid-19’ via-rus…!
But all I’m trying to do is raise some smiles
So, we must follow all the rules that PM ScoMo gives
Then we’re sure to overcome these awful trials
And I hope that none us will come-a-cropper
So, Let’s Get Together Again quite soon & Keep the Whole World Singing
‘Cos it’s really great to be a Barbershopper…! ????