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A Song for the Holidays

Posted on by Dr. Francis Collins

Here’s a song that I dedicated to NIH staff for the Thanksgiving holiday, adding a new verse about the COVID-19 pandemic. But the song’s message is appropriate any time of the year. So, I’m sharing it here on my blog to wish everyone a joyous holiday season.


  • Andrew Goldstein says:

    Beautiful performance by the multi-talented Dr. Collins. Never underestimate the power of faith, fortitude and folk music.

  • Sarah Lock says:

    Thank you for your leadership NIH and Dr. Collins. Due to hearing your song, “love till you loved it away” is a new motto I will adopt for my life and I will now try to look at 2020 as the year we began to “love all the darkness away.”

  • Irena Sadowska-Jurkowska says:

    Thank you Dr Collins, singing in a mask is a world championship. I give you the Nobel Prize. The best for Christmas time from Poland.

  • DON B. says:

    Thank you for the tireless research that led to my son’s medicine. G551d mutation Cystic Fibrosis and Kalydeco. Nice folk music, too!

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