Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Bob Dylan Sings Classic Limericks: EVEN MORE TWISTED VERSE

Post #149
PARODY-LYRICS, based on classical poetry (limericks)a continuation of Post #127 and Post #129.
ORIGINAL SONG: "Simple Twist of Fate" Bob Dylan 1975; covers by Diana Krall and Sean Costello are recommended.
ORIGINAL POETRY: For this post the underlying poetic works were taken from a variety of authors, with lyrics 'enhanced by Bob Dylan'.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, July 2016.


CONTENTS: (see earlier posts for verses 1-7) 
8. "There was a young lady of station" - Lewis Carroll 
9. "A wonderful bird is the pelican" - Dixon Merritt 
10. "There was a young lady named Bright" - Reginald Buller
11. "There was an old man of Peru" - Edward Lear 
12. "There was a young fellow of Wheeling" - traditional 
13. "Hickory dickory dock" - traditional
14. "People say it makes them sick" - Giorgio Coniglio


(Yet Another) SIMPLE TWIST OF VERSE

(to the tune of "Simple Twist of Fate": Lyrics by Bob Dylan, modified from the classic versions)

8. “I love Man” – sole exclamation 
Of a young lass high in station 
(“Isle of Man” her explanation); 
“You flatter”, men believed,  
And yes, they were deceived. 
“No matter” if she flirts,
As she asserts in this Lewis Carroll verse.  

9. 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. 

10. 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 simple twist of verse.

11. There was an old man of Peru;
One day his young wife made a stew. 
Folks thought she knew just what to do, 
Cause from their house she ran.  
He was found in their stewing pan;  
Which triggered some alerts 
For older guys in this simple twist of verse. 

12. A sensitive young guy from Wheeling
Found the coach-door sign revealing. 
So he jumped, spat on the ceiling; 
Rather than the floor,  
As instructions did implore:  
Train signage known for terseness   
Spoofed in this twisted lim’rick verse.

13. Hick’ry dick’ry dick’ry dock
A timid mouse ran up the clock. 
The time had come for taking stock; 
So when the clock struck ten,  
He ran down the clock again,  
For better or for worse;   
As Dylan sang in this twisted nursery verse. 

14. 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; 
Stick the blame on a simple twist of verse. 






HOT LINKS TO "SONGS ABOUT LIMERICKS"
Dark Plans (Russian Hacking)
Novel Melodies
Simple Twist of Verse
(Another) Simple Twist of Verse
(Yet another) Simple Twist of Verse
Verse!






UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT
 (Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)















 







ORIGINAL SONG-LYRICS
see Post #127










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