Since this is a blog called Incidents Of Travel, it’s obviously not a great time for sharing any thrilling new adventures with you. Instead, I thought I’d start a once-or-twice-weekly-ish posting with a musical connection, one that reflects the strange new lifestyle we (not the Royal we) find ourselves living. We (our nuclear family) are currently reduced to a group of three, with one son stuck in York for the duration, but we’ve done the best with the resources available to create a few performances of mostly well-known songs, with words that we hope you’ll find speak to our times.
Certain foibles and weaknesses have been highlighted by being furloughed, laid off, isolated and locked-down, and I’d like to start my own personal list of them here today, accompanied by a song to drive the point home. This concerns one of the scourges of having too much time on your hands and ALWAYS being within easy reach of a kettle:
1. COFFEE: I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely drinking too much of the stuff, and can’t seem to do anything about it. Here’s a little song that our sons learned at school many years ago, and one that I sincerely hope might help us all to deal with this chronic condition – for anyone with a ukulele or any other hand-held muscial device, why not play along? The words are easy and you’ll be needing the chords of F and C7:
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