A Hard Year For Us All

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A HARD YEAR FOR US ALL

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Oh, where have you been, my GP team?

Oh, where have you been, whilst you I’ve not seen?

We’ve worked every day of this dreadful pandemic

We’ve managed all kinds of conditions systemic

We’ve delivered shots at the Covid vaxs clinic

We’ve tended the folk whose hearts are ischaemic

We’ve been close at hand to those emphysemic

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

It’s been a hard year, for us all

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Oh, what did you see, my GP team?

Oh, what did you see, whilst you I’ve not seen?

We’ve seen patients in person when we’ve needed to

We’ve seen desperation in not just a few

We’ve seen the dyspnoeic as they became blue

We’ve seen those with conditions requiring review

We’ve seen palliative people their dying all through

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

It’s been a hard year, for us all

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Oh, what did you hear, my GP team?

Oh, what did you hear, whilst you I’ve not seen?

We’ve heard news reports that caused us to bridle

We’ve heard people saying that GPs were idle

We’ve heard some denying the pandemic was viral

We’ve heard people crying as they fought for survival

We’ve heard those describing their thoughts suicidal

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

It’s been a hard year, for us all

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Oh, who did you meet, my GP team?

Oh, who did you meet, whilst you I’ve not seen?

We’ve met with so many their mood melancholic

We’ve met young and old with a too high systolic

We’ve met those in great pain from their biliary colic

We’ve met breathless people from causes embolic

We’ve met those depressed by hardship economic

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

It’s been a hard year, for us all

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Oh, what’ll you do now, my GP team?

Oh, what’ll you do now, you who I’ve not seen?

We’ll watch as the problems towards us they throng

And lean on each other to somehow stay strong

And wonder how long all of this may go on

And whether or not we still want to belong

In a job where some things they seem sometimes so wrong

Cos it’s a hard, it’s hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard

It’s been a hard year, for us all

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After Bob Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’ – in the week of his 80th birthday.


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