Friday, 21 November 2014

The Climate-Cynic's Song (Planet's Roasting Can be Set Aside)

POST #56
PARODY-LYRICS
ORIGINAL SONG: "The Christmas Song" written by Wells and Torme 1944; recorded by the Nat King Cole Trio 1946.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, November, 2014.

KEYWORDS: classicsong, environment, seasonal

THE CYNIC'S SONG
(Planet's Roasting Can Be Set Aside)

(to the tune of "The Christmas Song")  
 













Planet’s roasting can be set aside.
Al Gore’s nightmare can’t unfold -
Records dropping, roads closed, bursting pipes
And six-foot drifts in Buffalo ...   Armchair  experts

 --- doubt outliers like some melting floes
Help predict our global fate.
Tiny dots graphing century lows
- Warm some years, but it’s not too late.

We know that Sa-anta’s on his way;    
If he brings shorter winters here - more time to play!
I’ll ditch my snowboots, yet retire in my town,
‘Cause rising seas may make South Florida drown.

And so I send November sympathies,
Where Christmas came too soon this year -
Although it’s been said many times many ways,
Glad it didn’t,  glad it didn’t,
Glad it didn’t hap - pen here.









Performing Notes

A few less common chords here, but they sound beautiful.
Bm7 = 2222; C#m7 = 4444
Em7 = 1010; C#7 =1112 
Dm6 = 2212; D#m7 = 3324
C#M7 = 1113; CM7 = 0002
A9= 0102; DM7 = 2224
Fdim7 = 1212; G#7 = 1323
AM7 = 1100; F#7sus = 6677

[A] Planet’s [Bm7] roasting can be [C#m7] set aside. [E7]
[A] Al Gore’s [Em7] nightmare can’t un[D]fold - [C#7]
[F#m] Records [Dm6] dropping, roads [A] closed, bursting [D#m7] pipes
And [C#M7]six-foot [Dm6] drifts in Buffa[CM7] lo...   [Bm7] Armchair  [E7] experts

  .....[A] doubt - out[Bm7]liers like some [C#m7] melting floes [E7]
[A] Help pre[Em7]dict our global [D] fate. [C#7]
[F#m] Tiny [Dm6] dots graphing [A] century [D#m7] lows
  - Warm [C#m7] some years, but it’s [Bm7] not [E7] too [A] late. [A7]

We know that [Em7] Sa-[A9]-anta’s on his [Em7] way; [A9]
 If he brings [Em7] shorter winters [A9] here - more time to [DM7] play! [D6]
I’ll ditch my [Dm7]snowboots, yet re[Dm6]tire in my [CM7] town, [C6]
‘Cause rising [F#m] seas may make South  [B7] Florida [Bm7] drown. [Fdim7]

 And [A] so I [Bm7] send November [C#m7] sympathies, [E7]
 Where [A] Christmas [Em7] came too soon this [D] year - [C#7]
 Al[F#m]though it’s been [Dm6] said many [A] times many [G#7] ways,
[Cdim7] Glad it [AM7] didn’t [Bm7],  glad it [AM7] didn’t [Bm7],
Glad it [AM7] didn’t [Bm7] hap-[Fdim7]-pen [A] here. [D] [A] [F#dim7]




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