We all saw it as it burst through the door one day. Some people loved it, others were bothered quickly and remained unhappy until it vanished one day. Though it may not show up regularly in your feed, I guarantee that everyone still remembers it. I’m talking about none other than the Coffin Dance song.
How the Coffin Dance Meme Song Came to Be
The Coffin Dance was born out of a group of Ghanians who were working as Pallbearers. They are locally known as Nana Otafrija Pallbearing and Waiting Service or Dada Awu (1). In their service of walking the coffin down to be lowered, they decided to add dancing for an extra fee.
How do You Play a Coffin Dance on a Harmonica?
Now, this is the part that baffles me: everyone started learning the Coffin Dance on their preferred instruments. How this went from a fail meme to a must-learn song is beyond me, but nevertheless, here is how you can learn to play it on your harmonica.
And when you fully learn how to play this song, you can show off to your friends who may or may not be impressed. Even if no one is overly impressed, you will at least make them laugh. That is the point of learning this kind of material anyways. Each type of music has its place, even if other types might be more useful overall.
Is the Coffin Dance Copyrighted?
You may be wondering what you can use this song for without crossing a legal line. The song used in the Coffin Dance video is believed to be provided by a group who puts out music for sound and video creatives to use freely (2). In short, the Coffin Dance is not Copyrighted.