Wednesday, 25 November, 2020

"Hands, washing hands" - Singer Neil Diamond changes 'Sweet Caroline' lyrics

Neil Diamond posted a video of himself singing a rendition of his hit song'Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond posted a video of himself singing a rendition of his hit song'Sweet Caroline
Adrian Cunningham | 25 March, 2020, 11:28

Music legend Neil Diamond is giving one of his most beloved anthems an update in the coronavirus pandemic.

And Diamond is not the only artist to use the coronavirus shutdown as an opportunity to raise awareness through song.

Neil Diamond, who uploaded the video to his Twitter page and his YouTube channel, also took to Instagram on Sunday to share a video of the new PSA version of the song.

Diamond looked cozy as he sat in front of a crackling fire, though his fans got a closeup of his adorable Golden Retriever before he spoke up. "Give it a try okay?", he shared before he began to strum his guitar and sing the well-known lyrics to his 1969 smash hit, "Sweet Caroline".

On Saturday, a video of the 79-year-old singer performing "Sweet Caroline" was posted to social media and featured tips on hot to battle COVID-19.

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He then sang his reworked model of "Candy Caroline", which featured the lyrics, "Arms, washing fingers, reaching out, do not contact me, I will not contact you". Prior to singing the unchanged chorus, he belted out.

Fans were touched, calling Diamond "a national treasure".

Neil Diamond is back with some brilliant advice around self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic and of course, washing your hands. You should avoid touching another person.

Instead of 'Hands, touching hands, ' he now sang, 'Hands, washing hands'.