Monday, 10 October 2016

Singable Limericks #2: In the Shadow of the Sankaty Head Light

POST #131
SINGABLE LIMERICKS inspired by the classic Nantucket limerick (see below)  
ORIGINAL SONG: These verses can be sung to "The Limerick Song", as in "The Flea and the Fly". See sactoGranny's recording on YouTube here.
ORIGINAL LIMERICK VERSE: The iconic first verse first appeared in the Princeton Tiger in 1902. Subsequently, further verses have appeared extending the story of the old man's bucket of cash.

PARODY COMPOSED: The limerick verses by Giorgio Coniglio have been web-published as indicated at the OEDILF website (the Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form).
Musical collage by Giorgio Coniglio, October 2016.

The Sankaty Head Light is a symbol of the island of Nantucket, MA. As the classic limerick verses provide inspiration to limericists, OEDILF uses the logo shown here. This major work-in-progress meticulously edits the original contributions of hundreds of authors, and now covers the alphabet from A to Ge, with over 96,000 limericks dedicated to word definition and entertainment. Completion of the dictionary is estimated to require at least 3 more decades. Learn more about this unusual limerick-dictionary at Wikipedia.

KEYWORDS: wordplay, poetry, traditional


Sankaty Head Light
Nantucket, Massachusetts
photo: denimadept
(sung to the standard "Limerick Song

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