Friday 6 June 2014

A Song for World Oceans Day:

POST #43
PARODY-LYRICS, a homophone song; see also the previous posts on this blog on March 30th ("Ewe, Yew, You", The Sound of Lyrics) and April 5th ("Jeux-De-Mots", The French Homophone Song).
Solfège system
ORIGINAL SONG: "Do-Re-Mi", Rodgers and Hammerstein 1959, performed by Julie Andrews and the cast of "The Sound of Music".
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, June, 2014.

For the original song: "The lyrics teach the solfège syllables by linking them with English homophones." Wikipedia.

You can view the lyrics and commentary (without images or chords) for the more recent French version  displayed on a parody-lyrics website at " Post"Jeux-De-Mots"

June 8th was proposed by Canadian delegates for the celebration of World Oceans Day at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and was recognized by the United Nations in 1998; it remains a day to honor this cornerstone of our planet's ecology.


(to the tune of "Do-Re-Mi")  

Dolphins flock to celebrate,
Sunset on the White Sea, Russia
Ray- sharks' friend beneath the sea,
Miami - on Biscayne Bay,
Fargo - far as you can be.
C                  C7                   F
Seoul - near coast on River Han
D7                               G
L.A. - Pacific shore metrop. ,
E7                                 Am  
Tij-Uwan(n)a go there, man,
F                 F               G7              C
Bordeaux - vineyards where we'll stop.

F                   Dm       G7          C    C!
   Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti,  - D'eau 

"Entre-Deux-Mers": Garonne and Dordogne Rivers meet near Bordeaux.

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