The hilarious song by a comedian urging the British to “keep calm and do everything” became a huge hit online amid the coronavirus lockdown.
Mitch Benn, 50, called on the nation to “procrastinate indefinitely”, “cease all activity” and “relax with or without Netflix” in the fun clip.
The artist, who began his acting career in Edinburgh in 1994, has become a sensation on social media after publishing the parody melody online, totaling more than 4,600 views to date.
The patriotic parody begins with the actor Mitch Benn dressed in military uniform, singing: “Once in each generation, the people of our country are called by history to take a courageous stand”
He sings: ‘Marie Kondo all your cupboards, will you be so glad you did, or finally write your novel ah, who are we trying to give birth to?’ The video has won over 4,600 views online
The video, described as a “vibrant call to inaction,” captures Mitch in military gear and pointing to the camera, echoing Lord Kitchener’s iconic recruiting poster, “Your Country Needs You”.
He then gives a helping hand while wearing a dressing gown before putting his feet up and laying on the sofa while greeting.
The musician performs tasks such as decorating, hanging a photo and organizing his wardrobe, finally asking, “Who are we trying to kid?
As part of the opening remarks, Mitch sings: ‘Once in each generation, the inhabitants of our land are called by history to take a courageous stand.
“The British patriots hear your country calling you, we must do our duty now, which means we must all do f *** all, f *** all, all the right people answer your nation’s call.
“A period of national crisis should not be a period of stress, if we have a bit of lazing around imposed by the government. “
The artist points to the camera, echoing Lord Kitchener’s iconic recruiting poster, “Your country needs you”, saying “a time of national crisis must not be a time of stress”
Comic actress Jess Robinson described the clip as “excellent”, with another Twitter user saying he “visibly hit the target” after sharing it with her husband
Twitter users reacted to the entertaining clip, with comedy actress Jess Robinson: “It’s great. “
Another said: ‘I loved it! Two people shared it with my husband simultaneously today, so you obviously hit the target. “
A third added, “I love it.”
Mitch, who began his acting career in Edinburgh, performing his show “10 songs to save the world” on the first day of the “Comedy Crate” festival in Northampton, United Kingdom, July 13, 2019
Born in Liverpool, Mitch, who is married and has two daughters, became famous as a “headliner” of a comedy club after moving to London in 1996, appearing regularly as a writer on The One Show by the BBC, The Now Show on Radio 4 and It’s 2 on Radio 2. It’s been a bad week.
He formed the group Mitch Benn & The Distractions, including Kirsty Newton and Tash Baylis, in 2003, with the group performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.
The group released the single “I’m Proud of the BBC” in 2010, for which Mitch won the Media Hero of the Year Award from Media Blog.
Watch Mitch’s story here:
Keep calm and do f *** all: Full lyrics
Once in each generation, the inhabitants of our land are called by history to take a courageous stand.
The patriotic British hear your country calling you, we have to do our duty now, which means we all have to do f *** all, f *** all, all the right people answer your nation’s call.
A period of national crisis should not be a period of stress, if we have a little laziness imposed by the government.
F *** all, f *** all, so diligently on the spread of your sofa.
Delay indefinitely, go back to bed and masturbate, because you will do everything f ***.
You can decorate or garden, hang a photo, put up shelves or other useful things.
Marie Kondo all your wardrobes, will you be so glad you did, or finally write your novel ah, who are we trying to kidnap?
We will do everything f ***, f *** all, eat cereal while looking at the wall.
It’s an easy way to spend a week or two, or five or six.
The time has come for us to relax with or without Netflix.
F *** all, f *** all, standing absolutely still and standing.
Reduce infectivity by ceasing all activity while time slows to crawl, f *** all.
Which will save us with regard to the laziness of your average mind and we have the means to do everything.