We would like to invite you to encourage each other at New Year’s Eve. How? By singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from our gardens, terraces, balconies and open windows on 1 January at 0.10 a.m.!
It doesn’t matter that we may not know each other. We are all in the same (corona) boat, but it is nice to start the new year in a positive way. And what could be more fun than belting together as loud as we can. The backs of our houses provide perfect acoustics and we can do this corona-proof!
TIME: 1 January 2021 at 0.10 a.m. (i.e. immediately after the turn of the year).
WHEN: From your own backyard, your balcony or terrace or in the open window.
WHAT WILL WE DO: Put on your coat after midnight, walk with or without champagne to your window, your balcony or your garden. Make sure someone can play the tune and give a starting signal at 0:10 by playing the intro. Light your sparkles, raise your glass and sing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as loud as possible! On this page you’ll find the full text so you can practice!
ORGANIZE THIS IN YOUR OWN NEIGHBOURHOOD.
HOW TO DO IT CORONAPROOF: By staying in your own house, backyard or balcony. With your housemates who are already there. Don’t invite extra people. If friends, family or acquaintances like this idea, encourage them to organise it in their own residential block.
QUESTIONS? Contact THIS WEBSITE for any questions you may have.
Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote this song OF comfort and encouragement for the musical Carousel IN 1945. After the difficult years of WWII, the world needed such a hopeful message. ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ has been sung many times over the past 75 years, both in periods of mourning and in times of joy. The best-known performance is that of the Liverpool band Gerry & the Pacemakers from 1963. Later, artists like Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley also recorded the song. After the Corona crisis had started this song could be heard on radio stations all over Europe. Many people have to stay at home these days, but we are still connected. Life sometimes seems chaotic and pointless, but one day the storm will lie down and we will see the sun shine again. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life you might have forgotten how beautiful the birds can sing and then suddenly you are touched by the love song of a lark. “Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone.”
When you walk, through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don`t be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
There is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song
Of a lark
Walk on, through the wind
Walk on, through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed
Walk on, walk on
With hope, in your heart
And you`ll never walk alone
You`ll never walk alone
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your hearts
And you`ll never walk, alone
You never walk alone.