Sunday 30 June 2024

JUN 30 (2024), the start of a hiatus

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT GIORGIO WILL BE TAKING A MUCH-NEEDED VACATION.

REGULAR NEW POSTINGS ON THIS BLOG (as well as our related blogs "Edifying Nonsense" and "Daily Illustrated Nonsense") WILL LIKELY RESUME AFTER LABOR DAY. 

PLEASE CHECK BACK, THEN FOR NEW MATERIAL (although the old stuff, as detailed in each post's righthand column  remains available for nostalgic review). 

HAVE A GOOD SUMMER !!!  

(Disappointed readers may be partly cheered by an exception; the submitted palindrome thread (on "Edifying Nonsense") has been honored by our contributors, and prepared new posts will be automatically displayed starting on the 25th of each month until the end of the current calendar year.)  

Saturday 29 June 2024

Uke-Song: CANADA DAY 2024, and 'The Travellers' Sing: "SOMETHING TO GROAN ABOUT"



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. 
To see the lyrics displayed more concisely without the chord-indications (and to return to "Daily Illustrated Nonsense"), click HERE.  



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 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'."  




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