Saturday 30 September 2017

Singable Limerick-Medley: THE BAD BOOZE CHRONICLES

Post #153: Singable Limericks 

LIMERICK VERSE:  Original verses composed by Giorgio Coniglio,
October 2017. The assigned OEDILF designation following editing and acceptance is indicated below the first verse in each vignette.
ORIGINAL SONG: These verses can be sung to  "The Limerick Song", as per YouTube here

1. Methylated Spirits
2. Moonshine Whiskey
3. Work-in-progress: Verses on absinthe and Jake leg will eventually appear on this page. 



(to the tune of "The Limerick Song". Display of the lyrics has been condensed to 4 lines for each verse, with internal rhyming in line 3, rather than the more customary 5-line limerick format.)

1. Fateful day, Seth felt high on his luck;
Found a case from an overturned truck.
Bottles labeled 'wood spirits'; way Seth tells it, I hear it's
Like vodka's taste. Doesn't that suck? 
  So, Seth gathered some sodas for punch,
Told his hobo friends, rounded a bunch.
They met there in the park a few hours after dark.
What was coming? — They hadn't a hunch.   
    At that party, denaturant methanol
Caused grave illness in our blind pal Seth, an' all
His hard-drinking friends, who met premature ends:
That's the nature of 'DE-natured‘ ethanol.

2. Moonshine makers can cover their tracks.
They succeed and dodge Revenue tax.
Hidden stills in the hills give your organs the chills.
Poisoned victims? There seem to be packs.
    ‘Whiskey Rick’, sleazy liquor creator,
A dialysis roster inflater: 
His stills leached metal solder; his ‘hooch’ spewed toxic fodder,
Damaged kidneys will fail some years later. 

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

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