COVID-19 Parody Lyrics

Like much of the world, my wife, dog and I are trapped at home in isolation because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. I’m listening to a lot more music and playing a lot more guitar. It’s natural that my mind would go to making up new lyrics to old songs that better reflect our current condition. For me, it started when I woke with lyrics in my head. I’ve Got The Introverted, Quarantined Blues was the result.

I’m not alone. Home hobbyists like me and professionals are changing lyrics as a diversion in these trying times. One of my favorites is the Avalon Jazz Band’s re-worked lyrics for I don’t get around much anymore.

Inspiration struck me last night and I came up with small changes to the Fat’s Waller tune, Ain’t Misbehavin’.

Stayin’ Away from You

No one to talk with
Sheltered at home
No one to walk with
I really wish I could roam
Ain't misbehavin'
I'm stayin' away from you

When I go outdoors
I wear mask and gloves
I’m through with handshakes
It’s Covid I’m afraid of
Ain't misbehavin'
I'm stayin' away from you

Like Jack Horner
In the corner
Don't go nowhere
What do I care?
Free testing
Is worth waitin' for
Believe me

I don't stay out late
No place to go
I’m streamin’ Netflix
Watching my favorite show
Ain't misbehavin'
I'm stayin' away from you
Ain't misbehavin'
I'm stayin' away from you

A selection of other re-worked lyrics from YouTube

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