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LIFE IN LOCKDOWN | Day 3: Follow The Kiffness for corona parody songs

David Scott's spoofs of hits by the likes of Queen and The Beatles are sure to make you chuckle

29 March 2020 - 00:00 By Toni Jaye Singer
David Scott of The Kiffness has a great sense of humour.
David Scott of The Kiffness has a great sense of humour.
Image: Press/The Kiffness

Social distancing seems to have fuelled David Scott's creativity. The man behind local band The Kiffness has been fruitfully spending his time at home updating classic songs for the corona era.

Quick off the mark, Scott's first pandemic-inspired musical parody came just after President Cyril Ramaphosa demonstrated a 'Covid-19 safe' elbow greeting on March 15. He turned a clip of the televised demo into a viral video set to a spoof of The Knack's track My Sharona called My Corona.

Since then he's rewritten the lyrics to Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline (Sweet Corona), the Plain White T's Hey There Delilah (Hey There Corona) and Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody (Lockdown Rhapsody).

Scott's hilarious parodies have been widely shared. So much so that a fan recognised busker Michael Baloyi singing his Covid-19 version of Toto's Africa in a Joburg parking lot ahead of lockdown.

They sent Scott a video of Baloyi's performance, which he sweetly shared on social media along with a call for his followers to make donations to 'Mike The Guitarman' who, like most live performers, was about to lose out on 21 days of income.

Scott's latest spoof is a lockdown a cappella version of The Beatles' hit Yesterday. Check out the music video below, and follow @TheKiffness on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for more.

WATCH | The Beatles' 'Yesterday' (Lockdown Acapella Version)

• From great series to watch to fun crafts to do with your children, we'll be adding a new activity to our 'Life in Lockdown' series every day. Keep an eye on timeslive.co.za for tomorrow's instalment.