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)

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