Take care
April 18, 2020 11:08 AM   Subscribe

Virtual choir of 1120 people sang an old, optimistic Finnish rock hit Pidä huolta (Take care). The lyrics tell us to take care of ourselves and others, take care of the environment, take care of our elderly, take care our young people (by not sending them to fight wars). People who have been helped later become the helpers. The original by Pave's Mistakes (1981).

The singers sang their parts in their homes, in 12 countries and on four continents. The whole thing was organized by Aventur Showchoir in Helsinki.

Lyrics and music by Pave Maijanen

Some lyrics:

Take care of yourself
and those who suffer
Give to the ones
who need help to survive.


If you’ve once received
when you needed help -
you’ll want to keep giving

In Finnish:

Pidä huolta itsestäs
Ja niistä jotka kärsii
Anna almu sille
Joka elääkseen sen tarvii


Sillä jokainen
Joka apua saa
Sitä joskus tajuu myös antaa
Tajuu myös antaa
Tajuu myös antaa

via Helsingin Sanomat
posted by severiina (7 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
What a lovely song.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 1:11 PM on April 18, 2020

That was pretty ok.
posted by incster at 1:40 PM on April 18, 2020

That was great.

posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:03 PM on April 18, 2020

This is so beautiful, thank you for sharing.
posted by xarnop at 7:10 PM on April 18, 2020

That was lovely!
(Be sure to stay past the end credits for the blooper reel.)
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 7:32 PM on April 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

Ja nyt torille!
posted by Pyrogenesis at 10:05 PM on April 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

Thank you! Got my Monday off to a wonderful start.
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