Tuesday 19 July 2022

More 'NOVEL MELODIES for SINGING LIMERICKS': a continuation

Song Medley with Adapted Limerick Verses, a continuation of a previous post , where you can find the first five melodies in the series.
ORIGINAL SONGS: as per links.
LINKED LIMERICK MEDLEYS: Lyrics by Giorgio Coniglio set to the music of the indicated songs, mostly shown in previous blogposts.
SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, 2017 and 2018. Hotlinks are given for  posts using these new musical adaptations, and will be updated when possible.



NOVEL MELODIES for SINGING LIMERICKS














6. "OCHI CHORNYE" ("DARK EYES" – ‘traditional’ Russian 1884)
Oh, those gorgeous eyes, dark and glorious eyes
Burn-with-passion eyes, how you hypnotize.
How I adore you so, / how I fear you though
Since I say you glow! Now my spirit’s low!

Limerick Adaptation 
(Moderate changes)
Once was oligarch from Nantucket
Stuck all cash in pail. Tax? He’d duck it.
But his daughter Nan / Had a man with plan --
Informed KGB, then stole bucket.


Hotlink to lyrics blogpost "RUSSIAN HACKING: Red Army Choir Sings Classical Limericks".


7. "ODE TO JOY" ("AN DIE FREUDE"; adapted  by L. von Beethoven 1824 for his Ninth [choral] Symphony 
from a poem by Friedrich Schiller 1785; designated the Anthem of Europe in 1972.)
Deine Zauber binden wieder
Was die Mode streng geteilt;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

Limerick Adaptation (significant changes)
In a case that Freud had mentioned,
Dean hid fortune in a can.
Daughter Joy found lottery winnings,
Filched his bucket; off she ran.


Hotlink to Wikipedia 'ODE TO JOY'.


8. THE SLOOP ‘JOHN B’ (traditional Bahamian, recorded by Kingston Trio 1958)
Oh, we came on the sloop ‘John B’ – my grandfather and me
‘Round Nassau town we did roam.
Drinkin’ all night, we got into a fight.
Oh, I feel so break-up, I wanna go home.

Limerick Adaptation (significant changes)
My Grandpa felt out of luck; on Nantucket he was stuck,
So credit cards and cash he hid in a pail;
Til his daughter Nan / rowed off with her man;
They’d plucked Pop's bucket, but now they’re in jail.


Hotlink to Wikipedia 'THE SLOOP JOHN B'.



UKULELE FRIENDLY VERSION (and guitar, too!)

C-tuned ukulele specifics:
DARK EYES (Ochi Chornye)
Gm = 0213
AN DIE FREUDE (Ode to Joy)
Bb = 3211;  Bbs2 = 3213; F7 = 2310














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



HOT LINKS TO Giorgio's SONGS ABOUT LIMERICKS
Dark Schemes (Russian Hacking)
Novel Melodies
Simple Twist of Verse
(Another) Simple Twist of Verse
(Yet another) Simple Twist of Verse
Verse!


Uke-Song: James Taylor sings opera -- "NESSUN DORMA"


PASTICHE with PARODY-LYRICS, inspired by the author attending a James Taylor concert at the North Charleston Coliseum, May 15, 2018.
ORIGINAL SONG#1(music)"Mexico", James Taylor 1975.
ORIGINAL SONG#2(lyrics): "Nessun Dorma", aria from the 3rd act of "Turandot" composed by Giacomo Puccini, first performed after his death in 1926. Translation of the libretto can be found on the Wikipedia link.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, September 2015, updated 2018.
WORDPLAY LINK: On a different topic, you might enjoy the current blogpost on "EDIFYING NONSENSE", titled "Fun with Impeachment".   


KEYWORDS: goldenoldy, classicsong, opera,  language, palindromes

Singing along with the famous arias brings the crowd out to the opera. You don’t have to know much Italian to understand the libretto here however; ‘ciao’, pronounced like ‘chow’, means ‘so long’. As the mythical princess-character was reinvented by a French author, her name is usually pronounced French-style with the final ‘t’ silent.   







JAMES TAYLOR SINGS ‘NESSUN DORMA'

(to the tune of "Mexico")

SONGLINK:  Click here to view a parody based on Another James Taylor favorite



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:

 Bb = 3321;  Eb = 0331;  Bb6 = 0221;

F* = 5558; C* = 9787; these *chords are used for colour in the brief moment where the theme from the aria asserts itself. (I wish I could sing like Pavarotti!)































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


Related Palindromes

A reposition? No, it is opera.

Renoted ami made tenor.

Lost sopranos; sonar post, Sol.

Air an aria.

Semi-mimes. 



ORIGINAL SONG-LYRICS
(click on any verse-slide to enlarge)