Monthly Archives: May 2012

Isaac Watts: “Joy to the World”

[Another handwashing-to-the-oldies song fragment to help you wash your hands for a full 20 seconds. Because being immunocompromised doesn’t mean you have to sing “Happy Birthday To You” ad nauseum.]

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her king
Let every heart prepare him room
And heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing
[can start rinsing here]
And heaven and heaven and nature sing.

Hymns are often sung in different tempos. The section above is about 20 seconds when sung at the tempo used in :09 to :34 of this youtube link.

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Three Dog Night: “Joy to the World”

[Another handwashing-to-the-oldies song fragment to help you wash your hands for the full 20 seconds. Because being immunocompromised doesn’t mean you have to sing “Happy Birthday To You” ad nauseum.]

Jeremiah was a bullfrog
He was a good friend of mine
I never understood a single word he said
But I helped him drink his wine
And he always had some mighty fine wine
Singing joy to the world
[can start rinsing here]
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me!

Tempo taken from :07 to :38 of this Youtube video.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival: Proud Mary

Another in a series of blogs to help the immunocompromised time our repeated 20-second handwashings without going crazy singing “Happy Birthday to You” ad nauseum.

Left a good job in the cityworkin’ for the man every night and day
And I never lost one minute of sleeping
Worrying ’bout the way things might have been
Big wheel keep on turnin’
And the Proud Mary keep on burnin’
[can start rinsing here]
Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river.

I got the tempo from :12 to :43 from this Youtube link.

This blog was written in 2013 but dated 2012 to prevent overloading the email inboxes of people who follow cherisheach.

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Janis Joplin: “Me and Bobby McGee”

[Another handwashing-to-the-oldies song fragment to help you wash your hands for the full 20 seconds. Because being immunocompromised doesn’t mean you have to sing “Happy Birthday To You” ad nauseum.]

Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to loseNothing don’t mean nothing, hon, if it ain’t free
Feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
Feeling good was good enough for me
[can start rinsing here]
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee.

I got this tempo from :48 to 1:12 of this Youtube video. (Well, really the link is to audio with a still photo of Joplin, but who’s counting?)

This blog was written in 2013 but dated 2012 to prevent overloading the email inboxes of people who follow cherisheach.

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Handwashing to Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem”

Want a new way to time your 20 seconds of immunocompromised handwashing–something with a little gravitas and a little gravel-iness? Can’t go wrong with Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem”!

Ring the bells that still can ringForget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in…

I timed this to the version from the More Best Of album.

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