The musicians have teamed up for anti-lockdown tune Stand and Ship (Image: Getty)
Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have teamed up for a brand new tune which criticises lockdown and different pandemic measures.
The musicians, each 75, have launched Stand and Ship, written by Morrison and sung by Clapton.
The tune hits out at face masks and says public well being pointers are ‘gonna grind us down till it actually hurts’.
‘Do you need to put on these chains till you’re mendacity within the grave?’ the lyrics learn.
‘I don’t need to be a pauper, and I don’t need to be a prince, I simply need to do my job, enjoying the blues for my mates,’ it goes on.
‘Magna Carta, Invoice of Rights, the structure, what’s it price?
‘You recognize they’re gonna grind us down, till it actually hurts. Is that this a sovereign nation, or only a police state? You higher look out, individuals, earlier than it will get too late.’
When Stand and Ship was launched the singer tweeted: ‘Keep in mind, those that are shutting down our financial system haven’t missed a paycheck since lockdown started. We’re not on this collectively.’
It’s not the primary time that Morrison has aired his gripes with the coronavirus pointers by means of tune.
The observe follows earlier releases Born To Be Free, As I Walked Out and, extra bluntly, No Extra Lockdown.
No Extra Lockdown consists of such lyrics as: ‘No extra lockdown, no extra authorities overreach, no extra fascist police, disturbing our peace.’
It additionally hits out at so referred to as ‘Imperial School scientists makin’ up crooked info.’
In the actual world in the meantime, the EU, together with France, Germany and Italy, has banned travel from the UK amid issues over the brand new mutated Covid pressure.
One other 33,364 confirmed instances have been introduced in Britain with one other 215 deaths, following a record number of cases on Sunday.