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VIDEO: Michigan school officials announce snow day singing rendition of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'

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Posted at 7:08 AM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 07:11:39-05

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich. — A couple of school administrators in Michigan got creative and decided to use their dulcet tones to announce a snow day this week.

The video shows Swartz Creek Community Schools Superintendent Ben Mainka and Swartz Creek High Principal Jim Kitchen announce Tuesday's school closing by giving their twist on the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah."

Wearing sunglasses, the guys show off their singing skills accompanied by a piano.

Part of the tune goes like this:

“I heard about a winter storm. It’s cold and dreary stay home, stay warm. It’s cold, and it’s a snowy, winter morning. It goes like this when the snow hits. The buses can’t get out of it. It’s cold, and it’s a snowy winter morning. It’s a snow day, a winter cold day. Stay home and just play. It’s a great family day.”

Another part of their song says “the winter storm will break real soon, please try not to sleep ‘til noon. You really should be working for your parents.”

The guys close out the video by saying their duet was like an “out of body experience.”

Uploaded Monday on YouTube, the video has received 3,200 views.

Watch the full video below:

Also, if you are not familiar with Cohen's 1984 classic, watch below: