Thursday, 28 July 2016

Bob Dylan Sings More Classic Limerick-Lyrics: Another Simple Twist of Verse

POST #129
PARODY-LYRICS, based on traditional poetry (limericks), a continuation from Post #130
ORIGINAL SONG: "Simple Twist of Fate" Bob Dylan 1975; covers by Diana Krall and Sean Costello are recommended.
ORIGINAL POETRY: Various sources for classic limericks.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, July 2016.

KEYWORDS: goldenoldy, wordplay, poetry, traditional.


(to the tune of "A Simple Twist of Fate") 

"I love man" - sole exclama-
-tion; Of a young lass high in sta-
-tion; ("Isle of Man" her explana-
-tion.) "You flatter", men believed.
But, yes, they were deceived.
"No matter" if she flirts,
As she relates in this Lewis Carroll verse.

A wondrous bird - the pelican
His bill holds more than his belican
I'm damned if I see how the helican
Take all that in his beak - 
Food enough for a week;
I guess the bird rehearses
Weekly, for this simple twist of verse.

A lady traveller, named Miss Bright
Exceeded 'c', the speed of light 
Returned from trips the previous night

That she'd started the next day
In a relative way.
That's Einstein's universe
Reflected in a twisted limerick verse.

There was a miser name of Clare-
-ence, simonized both of his pare-
-ents; found initial cost of care
immense, but still declared,
He'd save on wear- and tear-
-ance. Humor which emerges 
Darkly from O. Nash's limerick verse.

A brave girl of Connecticut
Flagged the train with her petticut
Some folks deplored her lack of 
Eticutte, some more inclined
To laud her presence of mind - 
Debate in which immersed
Her critics, in this twisted limerick verse.

A young southern belle of Natchez,
Whose garments always were in patches,
She divulged she itched, but scratches
If the need arose -
Played havoc with her clothes;   
Which stitching could reverse
Apart from this simple twist of verse.

People say it makes them sick
To hear too many limericks.
I fear it has become my shtick
But now I've lost the knack
With no good jokes to crack - 
A tendency perverse;
Blame it on a simple twist of verse.

Performing Notes  

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