Hallelujah: David Templeman's ode to 2020 in Parliament goes viral

Mandurah MP's tribute still going viral in England, India and further afield | video

"Everywhere I go, people say to me, I've heard your song," says Mandurah MP David Templeman.

Mr Templeman's song to wrap up parliament has become an annual tradition since 2017 and he says his 2020 rendition to the tune of Leanord Cohen's 'Hallelujah' is his best one yet.

The song reflects on achievements in Western Australia - but it's brought smiles to faces far further afield with hundreds of thousands of views.

London daily newspaper, The Times, included it an article as did the Darjeeling Chronicle, to mention just a couple.

See previous songs by Mr Templeman:

"We need to never forget that a sense of humour is important," Mr Templeman told the Mandurah Mail.

"West Australians have been remarkable in how they've responded to COVID-19 and humour is a part of that."

He serenaded his colleagues and those in the public gallery for the last scheduled sitting day in November, after a busy year of COVID-19 related issues.

Mandurah MP David Templeman's Ode to 2020

"You wondered out to the supermart, and grabbed a lonely shopping cart, but the hoarders had cleaned the shelves before ya," he sang.

"Down aisle three and aisle four there was no dunny roll at all - the world had gone made you were sure hallelujah.

"We were in isolation, isolation, isolation, isolation."

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