Coronavirus Update

Friday 20 March: Very sadly, I have come to the conclusion that the Songs About Travelling choirs, both in North Sydney and Narrabeen, should be cancelled for the rest of Term 1. Social distancing is obviously very important in the current circumstances, and everyone’s safety is paramount.

Having said that, it’s also very important to stay connected, keep smiling and stay calm. Singing is a great way to do all three. Even if you’re just singing to yourself, it can help. You can listen to (and sing along with) the song list from Songs About Travelling, as well as many of the previous choirs, by selecting “Previous Choirs” above.

What’s more, below is a CoronaVirus song list, specially prepared for these dark times. Add your suggestions using the form at the bottom of the page – let’s see how good a list we can come up with 🙂


Nobody Told Me – John Lennon

“Nobody told me there’d be days like these. Strange days indeed.”

The End Of The World – Skeeter Davis

“Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?”

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Sing-along with Eric Idle

The perfect song – thanks Geoff Henry

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Thanks Lola Menzies

You’ve Got A Friend – Carole King

Thanks again Lola Menzies

Up On The Roof – The Drifters

Another very appropriate Carole King song – thanks Sue Stevens

Coronavirus Rhapsody

Yes, this is pretty funny – thanks Brian Hartmann

CORONA – Angelica Vale & Marco Antonio Solis

Another parody, of “La Llarona”, a traditional Mexican song. Thanks Adele Geraghty

Staying Inside

Yet another parody – enjoy. Thanks Geoff Lang

Fever – Peggy Lee

Thanks Des Sheehan

We Will All Go Together When We Go – Tom Lehrer

Thanks Henrik Nimb

Horror Movie – Skyhooks

“Horror movie, it’s the six-thirty news” Thanks Tony Robinson

Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees

“Whether you’re a brother and whether you’re a mother you’re stayin’ alive / Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’ / We’re stayin alive” Thanks Vicki Tarrant-Foder

I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles

  • … but social distancing says I can’t

The Toilet Paper Song – Justin Farren

Look, there’s not many songs about toilet paper. I did the best that I could.

Canvas Bags – Tim Minchin

“Take your canvas bags when you go to the supermarket” – just don’t expect to fill them up with toilet paper, pasta or rice.

Six Months In A Leaky Boat – Split Enz

Feels a bit like what we’re in for

You Can Look (But You’d Better Not Touch) – Bruce Springsteen

The title says it all, really

Brother Can You Spare A Dime – Bing Crosby

Having no job is serious, but maybe singing about it helps a little

I Feel Good – James Brown

You can feel good even when times aren’t – thanks Boyd Tarrant-Foder

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Of course we will

Add your suggestions using the form below.

By the way, if you’re running out of reading material you might want to have a look at some of my short fiction, at

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