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The Lockdown Shuffle

Intro (read/sung slowly)


Jackson's Moonwalk, had nothing on this
Neither had the Charleston,
And neither had the Twist
And as for the Swim?
I think you get the gist
There's only one dance
That you're ever going to miss



To be read/sung in a militant fashion


Chorus


People meet upon the street
From left to right shuffle your feet
Fear of contact makes you complete
Socially distance your shuffling feet


Verse


On the pavement
Or in the park
In the day
Or in the dark
Avoiding each other
As we're passing by
Your lock down shuffle really caught my eye

Approach from the north
And I'll approach from the south
We nearly collide
As the pavement runs out
Whose got the virus
Is it me or you?
There's just one thing for us to do

Avoid each other like the plague
Our social distancing
Shouldn't be too vague
Government guidelines
Direct from Sage
Mean the lock down shuffle has come of age


Chorus


People meet upon the street
From left to right shuffle your feet
Fear of contact makes you complete
Socially distance your shuffling feet


Verse


Wearing a mask is all very fine
And staying at home just chews up time
A portion of exercise
Is not the same
As a socially distanced paranoid game

That tired blond bombshell in number 10
Will decide our freedom
But who knows when
Until that time
And it can't be wrong
Let's keep our distance
And sing this song


Chorus


People meet upon the street
From left to right shuffle your feet
Fear of contact makes you complete
Socially distance your shuffling feet


Verse


Now it seems that the virus
Might come to an end
But a second wave they say
Is just around the bend
And God forbid that you misbehave
Cos although it may not seem so
The situation is still grave

So they've closed the airports
And stitched on your mask
Don't question why
Don't dare to ask
Why it has to be this way
Cos the lock down shuffle is here to stay

So Merry Christmas and a Happy New year
To the next generation
Shackled by fear
And a few hundred billion
That they'll have to pay back
With the lock down shuffle
To keep them on track


Chorus


People meet upon the street
Lift your heels to the crazy beat
Fear of contact makes you complete
Socially distance your shuffling feet


(©) Richard Brown 22. 07. 2020