Thursday, 19 July 2018

HELSINKI SUMMIT UPDATE: NOT MY LATEST SONG (Don't sing this!)

POST #183
TIME Cover Photo
a merger of Trump and Putin
Not My Latest Song (further lyrics pending), a collection by Giorgio Coniglio, July 2018.
This blogpost serves (covertly) as Singable Limerick Medley #29.




NOT MY LATEST SONG

(actual lyrics disappeared along with 33,000 other emails, but this collection could be sung to the "Limerick Song")


1) Though the IOC dinged us for doping,
Russian 'Hacking Teams' won't just be moping —
Expert dupers are scooping
Covert medals for duping.
It's a banner-year, Vladimir's hoping.


2) Kim Jong Un, please don't dare plant a nuke on
That magical place called 'The Yukon'.
Visit soon (bring kimchee); oh, how honored we'd be!
Drop by Whitehorse; you'll see, our terrain's mostly scree,
And so cold that you can't grow a cuke on.

Check out the related song "Something to Groan About"

3) He's been called Disingenuous Don
(And Rex Tillerson's voiced thereupon).
He'll confound fact and fable,
But loves watching cable —
Mostly Fox, where he finds there's 'More on'.


4) In discussions re V-L-A-D-I-M-I-R  P-U-T-I-N,
I'd request to put this little toot in:
After letters you bump,
Get "Invalid, I, Trump".
Senate Hearings? There'll be no refutin'.


5) "Hateful critics don't follow my reasoning --
I've unflavored the borscht with new seasoning.
Even Fox mocks my views
And distributes fake news;
Unintelligent folks think I'm treasoning." 
  

UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT (and guitar, too!)

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WORDPLAY LINK: 
Readers are advised to review the unredacted versions of these verses at our alternate blogsite devoted to poems, wordplay etc, "EDIFYING NONSENSEhere.

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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Anagram-Lyrics for the FOURTH of JULY, "YOU CLAIM IT'S YOUR LAND"

Disputatious anagrams















POST #182
PARODY LYRICS
ORIGINAL SONG: "This Land Is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie, originally written in 1940 as a protest song. Its bitter message expounded in the last few verses, reflecting the hardships of the Great Depression, have often been deleted, leaving it as a national song of praise (as in the Pete Seeger version). You can listen to the earlier version by Woody himself on Youtube here.
PARODY COMPOSED: Many of the anagrams used here were developed for a parody-lyrics blogpost related to the 2016 election, entitled "Election-Race Anagrams".
The current adaptation of the Guthrie song was created by Giorgio Coniglio, July 2018. 

SONGLINK: A Canadian version of "This Land Is Your Land" was popularized by the Canadian group The Travellers in 1956. A parody of that version was presented on this blogsite for Canada Day 2017. Check out "This Land Has Anagrams".  


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











YOU CLAIM IT'S YOUR LAND

(to the tune of "This Land Is Your Land")



This land is my land, you claim it's your land,
Two different viewpoints - adore/abhor land,
A former wise land, now a polarized land,
Home of such animosity.

A SNIPER-CLUB o' anagrams -- stirred up REPUBLICANS,
From the West Coast's BLIP NURSE (CA)  to CLEAN PUBS (RI) Rhode Island,
From Nebraska's SCRUBPAIL (NE) to Southeast's PUNBAILER (SC),
Wordplay from sea to shining sea.

Some folks wear Scramble-hats -- MAD SECTOR of DEMOCRATS,
From Montana's SEACORD (MT) back to COASTER (MD) Maryland,
From Dakota's CATMORE (SD) to Carolina's MEAT ROD (SC),
Wordplay on land and sea-to-sea.

I took Rex walking, with my aim CURB SPANIEL,
And avoided stepping on any BARN SPICULE.
I'm no longer paying that PANIC'S RUBLE.
Anagrams define the GOP.

As Rex was walking (he's a sad RED MASCOT),
He took the trail of that pail of CREAM DOTS,
At the border, sleeping, kids not on MADRE COTS,
Angry words hide a travesty.

This land is our land, you claim it's your land,
Two battling versions - adore/abhor land,
A former wise land, now a polarized land,
Let's heal the animosity.





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, including the original Guthrie version.)



















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





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




Original Song Lyrics
















Sunday, 1 July 2018

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


POST #181


PARODY LYRICS
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.


SOMETHING TO GROAN ABOUT

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


I have asked Kim Jong Un, if he please wouldn't visit soon,
Climate up here's not much worse than 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).
A good border zone keeps two entities on their own.
Yanks say 'DMZee', you should say 'DMZed'." 

Great Leader, don't send missiles  to our Queen Charlotte Isles,
A 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.)
A good border zone keeps two entities on their own.
Yanks say 'DMZee', you should say 'DMZed'."  




HOTLINKS TO OTHER CANADIAN-THEMED SONG-POSTINGS
..AND A FEW LIMERICK-BASED SONGS
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 















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



ORIGINAL SONG-LYRICS