Sing along to Jimmy’s ‘Roll out the Vaccine’ song!
We all love a good old sing-song to cheer us up, especially during the darkest days.
And Jimmy Cricket has come up with a perfect ditty to keep our spirits going during the latest lockdown.
The ever-popular Northern Irish comedian has adapted the words of an old war-time favourite, Roll out the Barrel.
He recorded his very own version on YouTube, called Roll out the Vaccine, which can be heard here.
It is in reference to the roll-out of the various vaccines designed to protect people against coronavirus.
The UK government says every adult in the country will get the offer of a coronavirus vaccine by autumn this year.
Roll out the Barrel was particularly popular worldwide during World War II.
According to Wikipedia, Czech musician Jaromír Vejvoda composed the music in 1927.
It is also known as Beer Barrel Polka and The Barrel Polka.
Wikipedia said many others recorded and played the song.
It added: “During World War II, versions in many other languages were created and the song was popular among soldiers, regardless of their allegiances.
“The authors of the English lyrics were Lew Brown and Wladimir Timm.”
So, folks, Jimmy and his wife May want us all to call up his vaccine version now and have a good old sing-along to it!