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Samizdata quote of the day

Seid umschlungen, Millionen!
Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss to all the world!

– Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy, Beethoven’s setting of which is the Anthem of Europe.

Sing all the way through this while washing your hands to help avoid the spread of coronavirus. Other songs recommended for this purpose include Stairway to Heaven and Another One Bites the Dust.

10 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Phil B

    Or the traditional one – Ten million green bottles standing on a wall …

    That should do the trick, methinks. >};o)

  • Stonyground


  • CaptDMO

    I’m thinking one could get away with a verse of “God Save The Queen” if they were washing their hand’s
    with Ignaz Semmelweis’ Chlorinated Lime.
    With the added benefit that it will most certainly make you aware of any micro cuts or hang nails.


    Jimi Hendrixx’ “‘cuse me, while I kiss the sky” is better.

  • Nemesis

    Anything by ‘The Cure’?

  • Tom Lehrer, “We Will All Go Together When We Go”.


  • george m weinberg

    He bad production
    He got walrus gumboot
    He got Ono sideboard
    He one spinal cracker
    He got feet down below his knee
    Hold you in his armchair
    You can feel his disease

  • James Strong

    @ george m weinberg

    Seeing those lyrics remninds me of Ringo’s great talent as a drummer.

    His drum part might be quite easy to replicate but I bet not many could have or would have created it.

  • Michael Grosh

    Having “Another one bites the dust” on hand also provides the perfect cadence for administering CPR. Probably should be hummed and not sung out loud in that application, though.

  • Mike Solent

    Nelly the Elephant, twice through. Also works for CPR. Andante, metronome setting 80-100.