Well, we done told you
I got some warnin’
Jesus comin’ soon,
Well I thought I got some warnin’
Jesus comin’ soon
In the year of 19 and 18
God sent a mighty disease
It killed men many thousand
On land and on the seas.
Great disease was mighty
And the people were sick everywhere
It was the –
It floated through the air.
The doctors they got troubled
And they didn’t know what to do,
They gathered themselves together
They called it the Spanish Flu.
Soldiers died on the battlefield
Died in the camps too,
Captain said to the lieutenant
I don’t know what to do.
Well God is warnin’ the nation
He’s warnin’ them every way,
To turn away from evil
And seek the Lord and pray.
Well the noble said to the people
You better close your public schools,
Better close the churches too.
Read the book of Zacharrias
Bible plainly says
Said the people in the cities dyin’
‘Count of their wicked ways.
Myrtle Gonzalez (September 28, 1891 – October 22, 1918) was an American actress. She starred in at least 78 silent era motion pictures from 1913 to 1917 and is regarded as Hollywood’s first Latin movie star actress. She passed away at 27 due to complications due to a heart condition after contracting the Spanish Flu.
Nurses during the Spanish Flu pandemic, c. 1918.
I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of the healthcare workers who are tirelessly working to save the lives of those with the coronavirus.
“There is still debate about where the Spanish Flu pandemic started. Either in China or Kansas …”
Frank M. Snowden, PhD. Professor Emeritus of History and History of Medicine, Yale University.
Family portret taken during the Spanish flu pandemic. (1918)
Me, generating a TTRPG character in January 2020: oh, and he’s a doctor in the 1920s, let’s give him tragic backstory with the Spanish Flu! That’s a good source of angst that’s suitably distanced from my own experiences!
Me, playing this character in March 2020: AAAAAAAA
New York during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic