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 post about our response to our 'One Day More' video going viral, and another family musical number on my Facebook feed above (or here: https://www.facebook.com/ben.marsh.1650). 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 they sang a rousing coronavirus-themed parody of the song "One Day More" from Les Misérables and posted a video of the rendition to Facebook.
One kid sings, "I had no football match today. How can I play when we are parted?" Then another joins in, singing in harmony: "Our grandparents are miles away. They can't work Skype, we're broken-hearted." The youngest of the four kids really hits 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 the most relatable moment comes before the song even begins — in the first seconds of the video, as the family get ready to perform. The kids are simultaneously goofing off and irritating one another, with one complaining, "She just hits me all day!" Another shouts, "Shut up!" As the dad, Ben, wrote on Facebook, "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."