Sunday 14 January 2018

A Singable Medley (Carole King modification): FROM COASTAL CAROLINA

Henry the Egret
formal portrait 2019
POST #163:
Singable Limerick-Medley 
ORIGINAL SONG: These verses could be sung to that old standard "The Limerick Song". However, for this post, we will use the melody for the verses of the 1960 hit written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin (originally recorded by The Shirelles), "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?". 
Thanks are again  due to Steve McNie of Toronto Ukes for formatting of the original song chord charts.
LIMERICK VERSE:  Original verses composed by Giorgio Coniglio 2016-2017, and compiled in December 2017. Several of the verses also appear in the online limerick dictionary and in several posts on our wordplay blog "Edifying Nonsense".
Early azalea blooms
March, Mt. Pleasant SC
1. Hurricanes 
2. Garden-Tour Docent
3. Beach Erosion and Renourishment 
4. Palmetto Trees 
5. Mt. Pleasant SC
6. (The Walrus and the Carpenter, Lowcountry Version - this 6-verse oeuvre, sung to the same tune as the above, has been moved to a later post; click here).
7. (Indica Azaleas - the lyrics for this verse, and for several others related to Carolina gardens can be found on the blogpost "Delights of the Garden".)

The Shirelles 45.jpg
(To the tune of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?". Note that 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. With the Lowcountry right in its path, you
Feared flooding and raging wind’s wrath.  You 
Escaped, it would seem  deadly damage extreme –
As when Haiti met hurricane Matthew.

2. Come to Charleston’s spring tours, beg your pardon,
Where friend David, the docent, has starred in
Guiding folks with nobility (though he’s lost some mobility) 
As a guru on Briggs’ ‘Charleston garden’.

3. From his beach house on Sullivan's isle,
Steve walked seaward at least half a mile,
Where he stated with flourishment, “Our beach needs no nourishment;
Nearby islands will envy our style."
    For those condos, front beach, Isle of Palms,
Recent buyers have voiced a few qualms.
During storms, there’s a notion: sand’s engulfed by the ocean,
And it isn’t returned in the calms.

4. Our state tree is the cabbage-palm. Sabal:
Plant this genus wherever you're able.
Drought-resistant and sturdy, at the street-side they're purtty;
And they're famed in our banners and fable.

5. In the flat seaside town of Mt. Pleasant,
Dine on oysters or shrimp, but not pheasant.
Between Batt'ry and Beach, nice enough; that's no reach --
But a mountain has never been present.


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

Dm7 = 2213;  E7 = 1202;  E7+5 = 1203;  As4= 2200;  Csus = Cs4 = 0013 

 (for further information, review the post "Beach Re-engineering" on the blog "Edifying Nonsense"

(for further information and illustrations, review the post "Limericks About TREES" on our wordplay blog "Edifying Nonsense".

At this point you might wish to return to the post 'Singable Lyrics: Novel Melodies for LimericksHERE

Views of Mt Pleasant:

Shem Creek Boardwalk
Shem Creek , from Coleman Blvd 


Sunset, Arthur Ravenel Bridge

ORIGINAL SONG-LYRICS Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow


For wordplay (palindromes, anagrams, eggcorns, creative cartography, etc.) and silly poetry (polished limericks), see our sister blog "EDIFYING NONSENSEhere

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