Watch David Coverdale sing the extremely sweary Coronavirus Blues

David Coverdale
(Image credit: David Coverdale / YouTube)

Whitesnake singer David Coverdale has recorded himself singing a short acoustic song called Coronavirus Blues

The singer, who we presume is practicing social distancing at his home in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains outside Reno, Nevada, released the song via social media.

The short song features the following lyrics, in which Cov implores the coronavirus to get packing.

Fuck off, fuck off
We don't want you anymore
Fuck off, fuck off
Don't come knockin' at my door
Fuck off, fuck off
And don't ever show your fucking face no more

Reaction from the singer's social media following was largely positive, with healthcare worker Louise Anne saying, "I am going to show this and make it our song while washing our hands."

Earlier this week, Coverdale announced that Whitesnake's 2020 touring plans have been cancelled to allow the singer to undergo bilateral inguinal hernia surgery.

“Once again it breaks my heart to be the bearer of even more sad new affecting Whitesnake’s touring schedule for this increasingly challenging year," said Coverdale.

Whitesnake were due to kick off their 2020 touring plans in Poland on April 29 and wrap up on September 20 in Chula Vista, California.

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.