Tuesday, 8 November 2016

NOVEL MELODIES for Singing Limericks

POST #136
Song Medley with Adapted Limerick Verses

ORIGINAL SONGS: as per links.
LINKED LIMERICK MEDLEYS: Lyrics by Giorgio Coniglio set to the music of the indicated songs, mostly shown in previous blogposts.
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, March 2017. Note that updated hotlinks are given for subsequent posts using these new musical adaptations. 

A followup with more novel melodies has been composed for December 2018.


NOVEL MELODIES for SINGING LIMERICKS


1. "WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW" (Carole King, 1960)
Tonight you're mine completely
You give your love so sweetly.
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes.
Will you still love me to-morrow?

Limerick Adaptation
(No changes from original lyrics needed)
There once was a man from Nantucket,
Who kept all his cash in a bucket,
Til his daughter named Nan / ran away with a man
And as for the bucket – Nan took it.

Hot Link to "Singable Limerick-Medley #26: "FROM COASTAL CAROLINA


2. "SUMMERTIME" (George Gershwin, 1935)
Summertime, and the living is easy;
Fish are jumping, and the cotton is high.
Oh, your Daddy’s rich, and your Ma is good-lookin’,
So hush, little baby, don’t you cry.

Limerick Adaptation
(Minor changes)
Summer guy, lived on the isle of Nantucket:
All his cash he stuffed in a bucket to hide,
Til his daughter Nan / ran away with a Mande
And as for the bucket, “She took it!”, he cried.


Hot Link to "Singable Limerick-Medley #27: AN ICELANDIC SUMMERTIME SAGA"   


3. "HOME ON THE RANGE" (U.S., ‘traditional’, 1872)
Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard / a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

Limerick Adaptation (Minor changes)
A cowboy came west from Nantucket, invested
His cash in a saddle and bucket;
Sad, his daughter named Nan / rode away with a ranch-hand

And as for the saddle – Nan took it.

Hot Link to "Singable Limerick-Medley #21: "FIRST YEAR ON THE RANGE (reflections on President Trump's first year)".


4. "WAVES OF THE DANUBE"  ('traditional' Romanian waltz 1880, popularized as "The ANNIVERSARY SONG" by Al Jolson, 1946)
Oh, * * * how we danced * * *
On the night * * * we were wed * * *
We vowed * * * / our true love * * *
Though a word *** wasn’t said.

Limerick Adaptation (Minor changes)
The sad story of Stan from Nantucket,
Who stowed cash and stash in a bucket:
Hell, his partner named Jan / ran away with friend Anne.
And their plan? Well, Stan’s bucket – they took it.


Hot Link to "Singable Limerick-Medley #24: "AGING IN PLACE (SOMEWHERE)"

 
5. "SANTA LUCIA" (‘traditional’ Italian 1849, also adapted by Elvis Presley 1965)
Sul mare luccica, l’astro d’argento
Placida รจ l’onda, prospero il vento.
Venite all’agile; / Barchetta mia;
Santa Lucia! Santa Lucia!

Limerick Adaptation (Moderate changes)
There was a foolish man, lived on Nantucket,
Kept cash in his little boat, hid in a bucket.
One day his daughter Nan / Sailed off with an older man,
'Barchetta mia', and bucket -  Nan took it.


Hotlink to blogpost "FILASTROCCA: PISA'S LEAN TRATTORIA"






HOT LINKS TO "SONGS ABOUT LIMERICKS"
Dark Plans (Russian Hacking)
Simple Twist of Verse
(Another) Simple Twist of Verse
(Yet another) Simple Twist of Verse
Verse!
More Novel Melodies


UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT
(Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)


1. WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW?
Dm7 = 2213;  G7 = 0121;  E7 = 1202;  E7+5 = 1203;  As4 = 2200;  Cs4 = 0013.
2. SUMMERTIME
DM = 2210;  As7 = 0200; A7  = 0100; Dm7 = 2213;  Gm= 0231;  D7s = 2233;  Gm7 = 0211;  Bb7 = 1211;  A7+5 = 0110;  Fdim7 = 1212.
3. HOME ON THE RANGE
Fm = 1013
5. SANTA LUCIA
C7s = 0011
     














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