To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Friday, April 16, 2021

Observercast

Coronavirus Christmas Chorale

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RAGING CORONAVIRUS RAG

[to the tune of “Jambalaya”]

Goodbye Ma, bye Grandpa            time to die, y’all.

Millionaires and billionaires   can’t take a shortfall.

You should spend right to the end            even as YOU crawl.

Sonuvabitch, the filthy rich            need to have IT all.

 

COVID-19 makes you scream as you’re dyin’.

But you’ll make Wall Street richer; that’s no lyin’.

If you stay home or wear a mask, you ain’t tryin’.

Sonuvabitch, the filthy rich won’t be cryin’.

[chorus – repeated throughout]

 

Back to school little kids                infect your teachers.

And you mega-churching fools,                go kill your preachers.

Get outside like no one’s died                  crowd the bleachers

Sonuvabitch, the filthy rich despise poor creatures.

 

Doctors say to stay away              from each other

But your freedom ‘s too important           don’t be bothered.

Keep spreading sickness and death           to one another.

Sonuvabitch, the filthy rich             won’t see you suffer.

 

The GOP cannot see           pain and sorrow.

They’ll be damned they have no plan                           for tomorrow.

Holy Cow! Profit now —                 beg, steal or borrow.

Sonuvabitch, the filthy rich don’t play fair. No!

 

EVIL UNMASKED

[to “The Yellow Rose of Texas”]

How could I have hurt you,

we haven’t even met?

But now that we’re together,

you’re wishing me my death.

It’s a scientific fact

that face masks can save lives.

So, when you’re going maskless,

you don’t care who lives or dies.

 

Are you a geezer as I am

who’s grown too tired to live?

Or do you hate your mom and dad

for what they could not give [you]?

Or is your high priority

increasing rich folks’ wealth?

Your careless, uncaring attitude

jeopardizes all our health.

 

Politicizing medicine

is an exercise for fools.

And those who go along with that

should be sent back to school.

Loyalty to ignorance

takes politics too far.

Endorsing murderous intent

show us just what you are.

 

How could I have hurt you,

we haven’t even met?

But now that we’re together,

you’re wishing me my death.

It’s a scientific fact

that face masks can save lives.

So, when you’re going maskless,

you don’t care who lives or dies.

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Gary Edmondson
Gary Edmondson
Gary Edmondson is chair of the Stephens County Democrats. He lives in Duncan, following a sporadic career as a small-town journalist, mostly in Texas, and as an editor of educational audio-visual materials. Some days he's a philosopher/poet, others a poet/philosopher.