Watch: Ry Cooder Performs "Congregatin'," A PSA for Social Distancing

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Ry Cooder has written a new song "Congregatin'," a public service message encouraging everyone to do the opposite and social distance to combat COVID-19. Or, as he sings: no more congregatin'. You can watch him perform the song from home here.

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Ry Cooder has written a new song "Congregatin'," a public service message encouraging everyone to do the opposite and social distance to combat COVID-19. Or, as he sings: no more congregatin'. You can watch him perform the song from home here:

CONGREGATIN'

Now you come in here walking just like a goose
Look like somebody just turned you loose
Hair's all wrecked, you're full of sweat
Your undershirt is wringing wet
You been congregatin'
I think you been congregatin'
You been congregatin'
And I can tell by the way you smell
Yes I can

Well, Governor Newsom begged and pleaded
These was the words he said:
"Don't answer the door for nobody
Tell 'em you're goin' to bed"
And Mayor Garcetti got up on the TV screen
Asking polite: "Won't you please stay quarantined?"
Yeah but then the President told the people:
"This old virus just can't last
Me and ol' Jared up in here doin' the dirty boogie
You know we don't wear no mask"

I think they're congregatin'
Yeah, they been congregatin'
And I can tell by they way they smell
And it ain't good

Get out of that bed
Wash your face and hands
You gotta keep on washing because
That's something you got to understand
Well, the President's all wrong
He's skatin'
No more congregatin'
'Cause it's the last time
Ain't gonna tell you no more
No more congregatin'
Thank you so much

 

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Ry Cooder: "Congregatin'" [video]
  • Monday, April 13, 2020
    Watch: Ry Cooder Performs "Congregatin'," A PSA for Social Distancing

    Ry Cooder has written a new song "Congregatin'," a public service message encouraging everyone to do the opposite and social distance to combat COVID-19. Or, as he sings: no more congregatin'. You can watch him perform the song from home here:

    CONGREGATIN'

    Now you come in here walking just like a goose
    Look like somebody just turned you loose
    Hair's all wrecked, you're full of sweat
    Your undershirt is wringing wet
    You been congregatin'
    I think you been congregatin'
    You been congregatin'
    And I can tell by the way you smell
    Yes I can

    Well, Governor Newsom begged and pleaded
    These was the words he said:
    "Don't answer the door for nobody
    Tell 'em you're goin' to bed"
    And Mayor Garcetti got up on the TV screen
    Asking polite: "Won't you please stay quarantined?"
    Yeah but then the President told the people:
    "This old virus just can't last
    Me and ol' Jared up in here doin' the dirty boogie
    You know we don't wear no mask"

    I think they're congregatin'
    Yeah, they been congregatin'
    And I can tell by they way they smell
    And it ain't good

    Get out of that bed
    Wash your face and hands
    You gotta keep on washing because
    That's something you got to understand
    Well, the President's all wrong
    He's skatin'
    No more congregatin'
    'Cause it's the last time
    Ain't gonna tell you no more
    No more congregatin'
    Thank you so much

     

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