Sunday, 14 December 2014

Polyvinyl for Millenia

POST #59
PARODY-LYRICS

ORIGINAL SONG: "Carolina in the Morning" written 1922, best-known version is by Al Jolson
PARODY COMPOSED:  Giorgio Coniglio, January 2014.
KEYWORDS: environment, classicsong 










POLYVINYL for MILLENIA
















(to the tune of "Carolina in the Morning")



What could be more drastic than our seas awash in plastic for millenia;
Plastic junk accumulates and traps or blocks the GI tracts of fauna.
Landfills are offenders; poly-bags wind blown,
Threatening fragile creatures in the intertidal zone.

Vortices of sea-dumped trash, like "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" keep growing;.
Astronauts can even spot them from their place in space; up there, they're showing.
If we had Aladdin's lamp and only one wish, 
We'd ask, not me, but seals, whales and fish - 
Every Jane and Michael, it's not hard, so please recycle all your pla-a-astic. 


What could be more drastic than our seas awash in plastic for millenia;
Particles accumulate, then hydrocarbons degradate in fauna.
Population's highest, polluting near the shore.
Altering constitution of the worldwide ocean floor.

Jellyfish get jealous of those gels the plankton relish for their vinyl,
Seasoning our seafood and inciting crude reactions that are final.
If we had Aladdin's lamp and only one wish, 
We'd ask, not me, but seals, whales and fish,
Every Jane and Michael, it's not hard, so please recycle all your pla-a-astic. 


Performing Notes



GM7 = 0222; G6 = 0202; G#dim7; E5+7 = 1203; Am7 = 0000; Am6 = 2423;

C#dim7 = 0101/3434; D7+5 = 3223; Dm7 = 2213 

[G] What could be more [GM7] drastic than our [G6] seas awash in [G#dim7] plastic for mill[Am7]eni[D7]a;
[Am] Particles ac[E7+5]cumulate, then [Am7] hydrocarbons [Am6] degradate in [C#dim7] fau[G]na.
[C] Population's [G] highest, pol[C]luting near the [G] shore. [E7]
[A7] Altering  consti[D]tution [B7] of the [Em] worldwide [Am7] ocean [D7] floor. [D7+5]

[G] Jellyfish get [GM7] jealous of those [G6] gels the plankton [G#dim7] relish for their [Am7]vi[D7]nyl,
[Am] Seasoning our [E7+5] seafood and in[Am7]citing crude re[Am6] actions that are [C#dim7]fi[G]nal.
[G] If we had Aladdin's lamp and [Dm7] only one [G7] wish, 
We'd [C] ask, not me, but [A7] seals, whales and [D7] fish,                       
[G] Every Jane and [Em] Michael, it's not [G] hard, so please re[Em]cycle all your [A7]pla-[D7]a-a[G]stic. 





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