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Neil Diamond just did a remix of ‘Sweet Caroline’ because of the coronavirus pandemic

Social distancing requires a new set of lyrics

Neil Diamond delivers a show at EnergySolutions Arena on Dec. 19.
Neil Diamond delivers a family-friendly show at EnergySolutions Arena on Dec. 19.
Courtney Sargent, Deseret News

Neil Diamond is reaching out with a remix of “Sweet Caroline” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What’s going on:

  • Diamond shared a video on Twitter in which he reworked the lyrics of his famous hit “Sweet Caroline” to accommodate for social distancing.
  • Diamond said: “I know we’re going through a rough time right now but I love ya. I think maybe if we sing together, well, we’ll just feel a little bit better.”
  • The original song calls for touching and holdings hands, both of which are not recommended by public health officials because of the pandemic.
  • So Diamond sang an acoustic version of his hit song with new lyrics:
  • “Hands … washing hands,” he sang. Reaching out … don’t touch me, I won’t touch you!”

Washing hands and music