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Viruses Are Comin' To Town

This parody (written by Greg Crowther) is sung to the tune of "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" (written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie).


You better watch out; you better not sneeze.
You better not cough, 'cause you'll spread a disease....
Viruses are comin' to town.

They have many shapes and sizes as well,
But they don't come alive 'til they enter a cell....
Viruses are comin' to town.

Their protein coat surrounds a core of R- or D-N-A.
They're so minute, there's not much more about them you can say.... Hey!

They're hard to avoid, though people have tried.
It's too late now; there's nowhere to hide....
Viruses are comin' to town.


I wrote this infectious little song for my ninth-grade biology class. The assignment was to take a popular Christmas carol of our choice and replace the existing lyrics with new ones about something we had studied in class.