This is part of the complete Exercises in Song cycle being released on this site.

"Alexandrines " is a bonus exercise, not to be found in Raymond Queneau's original Exercices de Style nor in the translations.

To be sung to the tune of "Show Me The Way To Go Home". More information here.

Direct me down the path I should be taking now;
My eyelids heavy, I want to be sleeping in.
The drink I drank not one hour since has travelled up
My spine; it lurks outside my brain, is creeping in.

Precisely where I am does not occur to me,
Nor seek my roving eyes majestic scenery.
Wherever I might find myself, there find my voice,
Demanding you direct me where I want to be.