Wednesday, 19 March 2014

"Route 66" Revisited .... X66X

POST #30
PARODY-LYRICS consisting of PALINDROMES
ORIGINAL SONG: "Route 66", written by Bobby Troup, 1946, performed by Nat King Cole, covered by Perry Como, Chuck Berry, Bing Crosby, Rolling Stones, The Manhattan Transfer, John Mayer etc.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, March 2014.

KEYWORDS: goldenoldy, wordplay, palindromes

You can view these lyrics and commentary displayed on a parody-lyrics website at AmIRight.com Post "X66X"

Palindromes are highlighted in green font and  italicized (Warning! Some of these contain adult material). A tip of the hat to Weird Al Yankovic who invented the concept of singable palindromes with his spoof "Bob". See also my previously posted palindrome-song "Gnats Stang; Gnus Sung" , and various other posts highlighting palindromes.  

John Mayer's rollicking version of the original song is found on YouTube here.



X66X  

(to the tune of "Route 66")


If you're the type not vexed by 'Joy of Lex'


Get your fix by fax or telex or Express.

The best letter is rated 'XX'.

It's boxed in the slot before 'Y',

Sly x-axis, it seldom rides high,

Best letter is rated 'XX'.   


Now there's, No 'x' in Nixon

No 'xx' - Exxon

No 'x' Al, knit on; toot no tin klaxon

"Laid Fixes" - sex, if dial

Max. esteem meets exam

Sex-aware era waxes

Six axons, no x-axis.

Mix a maxim. No 'x' - a Saxon.
The Bible of word-play


Just flex to the nexus of this text,

Your next exit past Texas and New Mex,

Best letter is rated 'XX'.

The best jest is  "Xerox, O Rex."

Best letter is rated 'XX'.


        
Not 'UF', not on futon!

No 'yarn' in rayon

Un nu?  No! it's a bare-era bastion

Lapse - porno on ropes, pal

Llama - nix in a mall
Puzzling palindrome, used in "Bob"

Sex at my gym taxes

Six at my gym? Taxis!

Sod-lid dildos. Sex-elf flexes.
   

Get relaxed with the moxie of this text,

More exotic than Texas or New Mex,

The letter that ends "Joy of Lex".

That letter is rated 'XX'.

The best letter is rated 'XX'.







Link between 'x' and NO










The original XX rating
Self-promoted X+ rating











Performing Notes

C9 = 0201; G6 = 0202

Intro: D7, C9, G6, D7 

If [G6] you're the type not [C9] vexed by "Joy of [G6]  Lex", [G7]
Get your [C9] fix by fax or telex or Ex[G6]press
The best [D7] letter is [C9] rated 'X[G6]X'. [G7]
It's [G6] boxed in the [C9] slot before [G6] 'Y', [G7]
Sly x-[C9]axis, it seldom rides [G6] high,
Best [D7]  letter is [C9] rated 'X[G6] X'. [D7!]   

               
Now there's, [G6!]No 'x' in Nixon
[G6!] No 'xx' - Exxon
[G6!]No 'x' Al, knit on; toot [G7] no tin klaxon
[C9]"Laid Fixes" - sex, if dial
[C6] Max. esteem meets exam
Sex-a[D7]ware era waxes
Six [C9] axons, no x-axis.
[G6] Mix a maxim. [D7] No 'x' - a Saxon.



Adage of the week:  (Egad! an adage!) 


English is simple:  flax, flex, flicks, phlox, flux.   GioLio










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