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Motorist Sketchbook



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Okay. Here's a FINAL FINAL (meaningless term - lol) draft. First and second drafts below.
Any more suggestions for changes accepted now.Plan is to record vocals Saturday 04/04/2020.

Biggest changes made here were to the first verse, the beginning of each verse AND
mostly to the chorus, to make it MORE generic. (the original idea)Again, special thanks to Andrea, RK and Aaron G.

- Sketch

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FINAL FINAL DRAFT

Title: That Thing Goin' 'Round (special thanks to Andrea, RK and Aaron G)
Track Time: 00:00 Tempo/BPM: 130

VS 1
Have you heard about it -
COVID-19 goin' 'round? 
Seems to be spreadin' -
all over town

Hard to keep from gettin' -
you down 
That corona virus -
has been given a crown

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

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CH
Have you heard 'bout it?
That thing goin' 'round
Across the sea - over hill and dale
Target-ing - both strong and frail 

Challenges that we all share
Soon will be found everywhere
Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?
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VS 2
Have you heard about it -
that virus goin' 'round? 
Gotta keep your distance
or you're goin' down

Cover your mouth
and wash your hands
That's the news
across the land

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

CH

VS 3
Have you heard about it -
shortages goin' 'round?
The world ran out of toilet rolls,  
hand sanitizer and pasta to boil 

The store shelves are empty
but the parking lot is full
Infection rates are rising
as the stock markets fall  

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

CH

VS 4
Have you heard about it -
isolation goin' 'round?
Can't go to the office -
they're all closed down

Caught on camera
helping folks who need ya
As evidence trending now
on social media 

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

CH/ending -- slower

We're now in a downward spiral
I hope at least this song goes viral

And if we're brought down to our knees 
don't forget to look up please

Take care of the ones you love
We'll survive with some help from above

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?


© Steve Lundgren 2020 
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Okay. Here's a final draft. First draft below. Any more suggestions for changes accepted now.

FINAL DRAFT

Title: That Thing Goin' 'Round
Track Time: 00:00 Tempo/BPM: 00

VS 1
Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round? 
Seems to be spreadin' -
all over town

Hard to keep from gettin' -
you down 
That thing goin' -
all over town

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

CH
Have you heard 'bout it?
That thing goin' 'round
Ain't no way 'round it
That thing goin' 'round

Can't go out now anywhere
They say that it's everywhere
Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

VS 2
Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round? 
Got to keep your distance
or you're goin' down

Cover your mouth
and wash your hands
That's the news
across the land

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

CH

VS 3
Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?
The world ran out of toilet rolls,  
hand sanitizer and pasta to boil 

The store shelves are empty
But the parking lot is full
Infection rates are rising
As the stock market falls 

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

CH

VS 4
Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?
Can't go to the office -
they're all closed down

Caught on camera
helping folks who need ya
As evidence trending now
on social media 

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

CH/ending -- slower

We're now in a downward spiral
I hope at least this song goes viral

And if we're brought down to our knees 
don't forget to look up please

Take care of the ones you love
We'll survive with some help from above

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?



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FIRST DRAFT ---


This title/concept was inspired when I heard someone refer to a company being shut down as, "A lot of that going around."
Which could also be said of a contagion.

I roughed out some lyrics below.
But rather than work it up to my usual presentation level,
I left it a little rough so we could all work on it together.

So, input definitely welcome.

I hear this in a 1940s Pop/Jazz style accompaniment.
But open to other ideas.

- Sketch

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Title: That Thing Goin' 'Round
Track Time: 00:00 Tempo/BPM: 00

VS 1
Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round? 
Seems to be spreadin' -
all over town

Hard to keep from gettin' -
you down 
That thing goin' -
all over town

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

CH
Have you heard 'bout it?
That thing goin' 'round
Ain't no way 'round it
That thing goin' 'round

VS 2
Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round? 
Got to keep your distance
or you're goin' down

Cover your mouth
and wash your hands
That's the news
across the land

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

CH

VS 3
Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?
The world ran out of TP
We heard it on the TV

The store shelves are empty now
Still gotta get by somehow
Some folks will begin to roar
If they can find it in the store

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

CH

VS 4
Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?
Can't go to the office -
they're all closed down

How are we supposed to live?
And try to re-main positive
It's happenin'
all over town

Have you heard about
that thing goin' 'round?

CH/ending






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