There was prompt for the Chatham Memoir Group this week, ”what would you do if the Covid pandemic ended tomorrow”. For some strange reason, after the writers suggested it, the ”Flower Duet” from the opera ”Lakme” by Leo Delibes popped into my head. The Flower Duet is a beautiful piece, and is one of my favorite operatic pieces. Depending on who sings the duet, it could be elevated to an even higher level of beauty, which does not seem possible. What will follow below is a YouTube clip of the Flower Duet. The YouTube video will be first, my attempt at lyrics second. If you are gifted with an operatic quality soprano or mezzo-soprano voice, and have a friend equally gifted, my lyrics you can sing along to the melody. i spent a few days working on this, so my effort follows the melody pretty closely.
Covid is gone
A new day has dawned
We rejoice, we raise our voice
And shout in glee
Toss your mask aside
It’s safe to go inside
To see a movie, or a play
Or a nightclub to dance the night away
Vax cards not needed
Distance rules need not be heeded
All Covid variants are no more
No limits to customers in a store
Take a trip to see your parents, or your kids
Hug them, kiss them, how much you have missed them
Get on a train, or take a plane
On a whim go meet your friends once again
On a whim meet friends once again*
*can be sung to the Flower Duet melody from Leo Delibes’ “Lakme’”
Chatham Memoir Group
2 thoughts on “The ”Empower” Duet”
So clever and the music is just beautiful.
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Great lyrics and looking forward to them becoming reality. Ernie, you captured the sentiments perfectly.