Typhoid Mary

by Sweet Soubrette

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A rock song inspired by the coronavirus pandemic, the black plague, and the history of Mary Mallon (1869–1938), aka Typhoid Mary, an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever who infected dozens of people with the lethal disease until her eventual quarantine.

lyrics

Party's over
It's a shame
Cover your mouth
Don't touch your face
Wash your hands
Stay in place
Typhoid Mary's
Come to stay

Typhoid Mary's in the kitchen
Cooking us a fancy dinner
Typhoid Mary's so familiar
You can see her in the mirror

Ring around the rosy, pocket full of posies

Stock your pantry
For a siege
Everything's cancelled
You'd best believe
Epidemic
Big black plague
Typhoid Mary's
Come to stay

Typhoid Mary's in the kitchen
Cooking us a fancy dinner
Typhoid Mary's so familiar
You can see her in the mirror


Ring around the rosy, pocket full of posies
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down
Ring around the rosy, pocket full of posies
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down

Time for lockdown
Quarantine
See you later
On my screen
We'll just play this
Waiting game
Typhoid Mary's
Come to stay

Typhoid Mary's in the kitchen
Cooking us a fancy dinner
Typhoid Mary's so familiar
You can see her in the mirror

Typhoid Mary's in the kitchen
Cooking us a fancy dinner
Typhoid Mary's so familiar
You can see her in the mirror

credits

released March 20, 2020
Written & composed by Ellia Bisker
Ellia Bisker: vocals
Phil Andrews: guitar, bass, Ableton Live wizardry
Produced by Ellia Bisker & Phil Andrews
Cover art: Logan Riley theartofloganriley.com
Lettering/graphic design: Jeff Morris

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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy "existential indie rock" has won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's fourth album, Big Celebrity, was released in 2016. ... more

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