Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Singable Medley #5: More LIMERICKS OF GUN CONTROL

POST #134
SINGABLE LIMERICKS   
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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.
LIMERICK VERSE: Most of t
he original limerick verses by Giorgio Coniglio have been web-published  at the OEDILF website (the Omnificent English Dictionary in Limerick Form).
PARODY COMPOSED: Musical collage by Giorgio Coniglio, October 2016. An earlier version was web-published at AmIRight.com as "The Limericks of Gun Control".
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the limerick dictionary
CONTENTS: 
1. Web Purchases
2. Paranoia
3. Terror Watch List
4. Concealed Carry
5. Vendetta
6. Hitmen
7. Bearing Arms

RELATED MATERIAL: HOTLINKS
See also these other blogposts for other  singable limericks on this topic: 
The Sound of Gunfire , post #129  


THE LIMERICKS OF GUN-CONTROL

(to the tune of "The Limerick Song" . Display of the lyrics has been condensed to 4 lines for each verse, with internal rhyming in line 3, rather than the more customary 5-line limerick format.) 

1. Elmer Fudd, a myopic fanatic,
Dreamed new schemes based on urgings ecstatic:
With his web-purchased gun, he could 'wub out' Bugs Bunny
In bursts of firepower automatic.

2. Crazy 'Syracuse' Jaques had to choose
To inform his co-workers, "J'accuse."
He thought THEY ought to note that they'd gotten his goat:
"My new Uzi can give them this news."

3. On the Terror Watch List you still linger?
For a weapons freak you're a dead ringer?
Here's the gist: while you're keen, buy an AR-15;
Til it's fired, cops cannot lift a finger.

4. Here's the grave plot of secretive Gary,
Who with weapon concealed was quite chary;
But the chain of Pam's locket got caught in his pocket --
The upshot resulting was scary.

5. A honeybee trapped in the bore
Of a gun could foresee what's in store.
Said the bee, "I had betta flee this lethal vendetta;
I'll get zapped if they trigger a war." 

6. A churchgoing veteran named Pluggett
Taught novice thugs this hitman's nugget:
If repentance you crave, lay your gun near the grave,
And be sure to pray after you've dug it. 

7. A consortium of ursine arms-vendors
Struck gold when they sold ClawExtenders,
Thus fulfilling the prayers (and the right to arm bears)
Of good Second Amendment defenders.



UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT
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