At a Health and Human Services (HHS) Town Hall December 14, Francis performed a rendition of a well-known song adapted for particular circumstances, as he is wont to do, oftentimes with the collaboration of others (which surprises no one who is aware of his folk music roots growing up at The Oaks). In this case, Francis converted “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” into a song about the end of the pandemic:
How did I just learn about this video? desperately needed optimism as we look at (yet) another wave of the #covid #pandemic! Thanks, @NIHDirector for your steadfast leadership and talent!https://t.co/daYwizTGKR
— Philip R.O. Payne, PhD (@prpayne5) December 16, 2021
Here’s the full 9-minute video of the Town Hall occasion on youTube — for the song, start at 5:55.
- Cf. Collins at BioLogos