Sunday 1 July 2018

It's CANADA DAY 2018, and 'The Travellers' Sing: "SOMETHING TO GROAN ABOUT"

POST #181

ORIGINAL SONG: "Something To Sing About" by Oscar Brand, 1963. You can listen to the well-known version by The Travellers on YouTube here.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, June 2018. 

WORDPLAY LINK: For palindromes, anagrams, verse, and Scrambletown maps, see our wordplay blog, Edifying Nonsense here.


(to the tune of "Something To Sing About")

I have asked Kim Jong Un, if he please would come visit soon,
Climate up here's 'bout the same as Pyongyang.
There'd be Raptors to watch, as he'd ratchet things up a notch,
And it's close to D.C. He replied, and he sang...

KIM's CHORUS#1: "Your mistake was to shelve war way back .. after 1812
(Conflicts North-South helped my clan get ahead).
An armed border zone keeps two entities on their own.
When Yanks ask 'DMZee?', you demand 'DMZed'." 

Great Leader, don't send missiles  to our Queen Charlotte Isles,
Misty mystical place natives call 'Haida Gwai'.
We hope you and Don work things out, no need to rant and shout.
Diplomacy's tough, but please give it a try.

 KIM'S CHORUS#2: "From the wheat on your Prairies to the cheese from your dairies,
Metal tariffs in place on U.S. border fence.
You should follow our music score, as played in Singapore.
Hide heavy weapons, cozy up to Trump-Pence."

Kim, don't plant any nuke on, our territory called the Yukon.
The soil there's quite poor --  permafrost, rocks and scree.
It's too cold to grow a cuke on; you'll need to keep your tuque on
When you visit with Dennis. Bring extra kimchee.

KIM's CHORUS#1 (reprise): "Your mistake was to shelve .. war way back after 1812,
(Conflicts North-South helped my clan get ahead.)
An armed border zone keeps two entities on their own.
When Yanks ask for 'DMZee', just demand 'DMZed'."  

Shania Twain's "Verse": An anthem for limericists. 
Canada Day 2015 (singable limericks)

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

Specifics for C-tuned ukulele:
A = 2100;  D = 2220;  F#m = 2120;  E7 = 1202; E = 4447;  B7 = 2322 

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


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