• CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE SING-ALONG

    The brief: To write a song that encourages group singing for people who
    experience COPD. The song would also be song by a ukulele group and broadcast on radio.

    To the tune of Delilah:

    I wake up my whole street with my cough in the morning I have a hack like a cat that just swallowed a frog
    I struggle breathing
    But now that I’m singing I’m finding the strength to go on

    My, my, my, Delilah
    You help me respire
    I could see my own mortality
    but now that I’m singing my voice has just set me free

    Ground breaking research has shown that singing can help you (da da daaaaaa...)
    Reduces stress and puts oxygen into your blood (da da daaaaaa...)
    Helps your wellbeing (ha ha ha ha ha ha)
    If laughter’s the best medicine then singing is almost as good

    My, my, my emphysema
    Made my phlegm so much greener
    So before we can’t sing anymore
    Raise your voice to the heavens and let’s give the angels what for

    (Solo)

    I sound like Muttley (Heh heh heh heh heh heh)
    When I ring my poor mum it sounds like a dirty phone call
    My, my, my emphysema
    The air was once so much cleaner
    So before we can’t breathe any more
    Raise your voice to the heavens, ‘cause that’s what your lungs are there for
    Raise your voice to the heavens, ‘cause that’s what your lungs are there for