Saturday 19 March 2022

Uke-Song: "ROSENSTEIN", as might be crooned by Glen Campbell

Galveston - Glen Campbell.jpgSatire with Substituted Lyrics 
ORIGINAL SONG:  "Galveston", by Jimmy Webb, popularized by Glen Campbell, 1969.
Enjoy Campbell's great guitar solo here on Youtube. 
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, April 2018. To see the lyrics displayed more concisely without the chord-indications (and to return to the corresponding date's post on "Daily Illustrated Nonsense"), click HERE
SONGLINK: Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy posts entitled  "Brennan's Tweet", and "First Year on the Range".


(to the tune of "Galveston"


Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of justice, January 2017 to present.
Donald Trump, President.
Robert Mueller, Special Counsel, appointed by Rosenstein, May 2017, to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.
James Comey, FBI Director, 2013-2017. His firing by Trump instigated Mueller's appointment as special counsel. His book "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership" was released May 1, 2018.
Jeff Sessions, U.S. Attorney General, appointed by Trump in 2016
Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer and fixer, implicated in the payment of hush funds to Daniels and others.
Stormy Daniels, porn film star and director, seeking relief from a non-disclosure agreement arranged by Cohen just prior to the election in 2016, in relation to her claim of a tryst with D.T. 
Steve Bannon, senior advisor to Donald Trump, formerly CEO of the alt-right outlet "Breitbart News"; filled the newly created position 'White House Chief Strategist' for 7 months until an apparent falling-out the President. 
Devin Nunes, Republican congressman from California since 2003; chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence 2015-2018; unrelenting Trump supporter. 
Paul Ryan, House Republican leader and Speaker, 2015-2018, who announced his pending resignation, putatively for family reasons, at the time of the initial furore over the search of Cohen's home and offices. 

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.)

CM7 = 0002;  Eb = 0331;   Gm = 0231;  Bb = 3321.

SONGLINKS: Readers interested in this topic might also enjoy our songs found on previous postings on this song-blog. (Click to enjoy them).
 #178 "Indiana Song"
 #175 "Rosenstein"


(Click on any verse-box to enlarge, and compare the 2 versions of the song in thumbnail mode) 

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

Wednesday 9 March 2022

Singable Saga: "AGAIN and AGAIN" -- echoic binomials

A SINGABLE SAGA, derived from limerick lyrics.

ORIGINAL SONG: For this post, we will use the melody for the verses of the 1960 hit composed by Carole King and Gerry Goffin "Will You (Still) Love Me Tomorrow?".

POETRY-LYRICS: The poetry was originally developed as a series of limerick verse submitted to OEDILF, an online humour dictionary, by Giorgio Coniglio in 2020. Giorgio has been interested in the word-music provided by binomial expressions, a grammatical device that is widely used in English-language idioms, but not often discussed as a grammatical entity. Giorgio now has over a dozen short poems that explain and exemplify these paired phrases on the OEDILF website, and we have been glad to display those individually on our blog "DAILY ILLUSTRATED NONSENSE", and collected in groups of eight poems on our blog  "EDIFYING NONSENSE"
. The poem in question can be found HERE.

BACGROUND INFORMATION: This verse deals with a particular type of binomial phrase that strangely represents a sort of "nul set". Rather than two paired words (homonyms, members of a group, or opposites), these phrases repeat the same word joined by a relevant joining word (usually a conjunction), in mimicry of other paired phrases. Therefore it seems best for the novice to read about the various types of binomials in a topic-based collections on our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". We hope that you will get the idea little by little. Click HERE.

PARODY-SONG: In this post, the words of the poetic explanation and exemplification of echoic binomials are set it to the music of the Carole King song, with some minor changes in the lyrics to accommodate differences in scansion. Also, importantly, a bridge was developed. Thanks are due to Steve McNie of Toronto Ukes, whose songbook provided the chord and lyrics slides for the original song. Note that another parody song on our site, "Walrus and Carpenter, lowcountry version") has also been pinned to the same melody.


(parody-lyrics by Giorgio Coniglio based on "Will You Still Love Me  Tomorrow?") 

(double click on any chord-chart to go to scroll-through thumbnails)