Together Unlocked! Anthems

A Nice Cup of Tea – a Shanty for Shielders 

Words by the Together! 2012 Music Club to the tune of ‘A Drop of Nelson’s Blood’.

VERSE
Oh a nice cup of tea wouldn’t do us any harm…
Oh a nice cup of tea wouldn’t do us any harm…
Oh a nice cup of tea wouldn’t do us any harm…
And we won’t be left behind!

CHORUS
And we’ll stay alive and keep our spirits strong
Yeah, we’ll stay alive and keep our spirits strong
We’ll stay alive and keep our spirits strong
And we won’t be left behind!

Oh writing a new poem wouldn’t do us any harm… (x 3)
And we won’t be left behind!

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Oh taking some photos wouldn’t do us any harm… (x 3)
And we won’t be left behind!

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Oh a phone call with friends wouldn’t do us any harm… (x 3)
And we won’t be left behind!

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Oh an hour with the crochet wouldn’t do us any harm… (x 3)
And we won’t be left behind!

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Oh playing the guitar wouldn’t do us any harm… (x 3)
And we won’t be left behind!

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Oh painting a new picture wouldn’t do us any harm… (x 3)
And we won’t be left behind!

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Oh joining in a Zoom wouldn’t do us any harm… (x 3)
And we won’t be left behind!

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Oh to have a little dance wouldn’t do us any harm… (x 3)
And we won’t be left behind!

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Oh shooting a new film wouldn’t do us any harm… (x 3)
And we won’t be left behind!

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Oh banging our own drum wouldn’t do us any harm… (x 3)
And we won’t be left behind!

CHORUS

We Will Survive
Words by Angry Fish to the tune of ‘I will survive’

First I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live with Covid locked inside
Then I spent so many nights thinking how I could be strong
Kicking back, believing life can carry on

Then we found ways in digital space
We just learned that there are many ways to help communicate
We didn’t need to change our outlook, didn’t need to find a key
All we need is some hope because hope can set us free

And so now go, secure your doors
Just accept the fact that just for now, no visitors anymore
We’re not trying to be mean, not trying to hurt you with goodbyes
We will fight corona virus; we won’t just lay down and die

Oh now go we will survive
As long as we stay safe and stay locked down home inside
We’ve got all our lives to live, we’ve got all our love to give
We will survive, we will survive, hey hey

Instrumental / percussion break (All join in have something to hand to hit bang blow etc…)

Let’s use all the strength we have not to fall apart
Keep trying hard at keeping fit for a healthy heart
You could spend your locked-in nights just feeling sorry for yourselves
Or we could brave the isolation and break free from our shells

We will emerge like butterflies do
All beautiful and flighty with all your lives ahead of you
So if you feel like dropping in I’ll politely say please leave
We are saving all our anti-bac to ensure our food’s germ free

And so now go, secure your doors
Just accept the fact that just for now, no visitors anymore
We’re not trying to be mean, not trying to hurt you with goodbyes
We will fight corona virus; we won’t just lay down and die

Oh now go we will survive
As long as we stay safe and stay locked down home inside
We’ve got all our lives to live, we’ve got all our love to give
We will survive, we will survive, hey hey

Oh now go we will survive
As long as we stay safe and stay locked down home inside
We’ve got all our lives to live, we’ve got all our love to give
We will survive, we will survive, hey hey…