UPDATE ON 5 APRIL: if you like this video, and feel able, please contribute to the charity that we are donating all our revenue to, which is the World Health Organization COVID-19 Solidarity Fund: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1564752357011737/. Facebook will match what you give. You can find a few more family antics at: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarshFamilySongs ORIGINAL MESSAGE ON 29 MARCH: This is the last one we are going to do on a lockdown theme, but it felt very apt. And it might be just in time to cheer up some friends and family who have had - or are about to have - birthdays, all by themselves. Decided to include a bit of the intro so that you can see what kind of madness Danielle Marsh and I would be dealing with, if we didn't occupy them with music making...Hope everyone out there is doing okay.Posted by Ben Marsh on Sunday, March 29, 2020
When every member of your family is musically gifted and stuck in the same house for weeks on end, it should be a self-isolation requirement that you perform Broadway show tunes and post them to social media. The Marsh family, thankfully, fell in line when all six of them sang a rousing coronavirus-themed parody of the song "One Day More" from Les Misérables.
One kid sang, "I had no football match today, how can we play when we are parted?" And another: "Our grandparents are miles away. They can't work Skype, we're brokenhearted." The youngest of the four kids really hit home with her addition: "One more day all on my phone!"
It's hilarious but also heart-wrenching, as they ask for respirators and vaccines and vow to "phone those left alone."
But perhaps what is most relatable is before the song even begins – in the first seconds of the video as the family gets ready to perform. The kids are simultaneously goofing off and irritating one another, with one complaining, "she just hits me all day!" as another shouts "shut up!" As the dad, Ben, wrote on Facebook, "you can see what kind of madness Danielle and I would be dealing with if we didn't occupy them with music-making."