It’s not a secret, I love One Day at a Time, so with last night being the mid-season finale (thanks, COVID), I went and shared the filk I made of their opening theme:
If you’re over 12 but under 55, a filk is what Weird Al does when he takes a popular song and messes up the lyrics to be a parody. If you’re over 55 you might be wondering if I’m referencing Tom Lehrer’s “New Math” and yes, yes I am, and now you also know what a filk is.
A7 D This is it. D G A D Tuesday nights at nine thirty we're gonna watch it all. D This is it. D G A D Tune on in and rest assured you're gonna laugh, y'all. D G A So while you wait a day or two, A D G social distance like you do, G A D hold on tight we'll muddle through One Day at a Time. [N/C] E G D Get on your couch. Somewhere the show is streaming. E G A Turn on PopTV and sit back and watch the show. A D One Day at a Time (oooOOOooooo) G A D Watch on Tuesday night, One Day at a Time G A D Gloria and Mike's One Day at a Time G A D Nine thirty on Pop One Day at a Time
Where there are D chords I like to play with something like DS/D/D9/D which is basically what you hear in any Indigo Girls song when they end a line in D.
Original lyrics and music credited to John and Nancy Barry. Many apologies to the great Gloria Estefan who sings the new credits far better than I would ever be able to.
PS: Watch seasons one through three on Netflix, and season four on PopTV.