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PORTLAND, Maine — Inspired by isolated Italians singing together from their balconies during the coronavirus pandemic, the Deering Center Neighborhood Association organized a community singing event on Saturday morning.
At 9 a.m., people were urged to come out of their social-distancing cocoons for a few minutes and sing two songs by The Beatles. Standing on their own sides of the street, on their porches and in their yards, residents sang “Here Comes the Sun” and “Let it Be.”
“Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, and I say it’s all right. Sun, sun, sun, here it comes. Sun, sun, sun, here it comes,” they sang with the actual sun beaming in a crisp, blue sky.