Ancient Mariner

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

"Ancient Mariner " 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.

I cannot find my way home,
Nor shall my meanderings abate,
And water, water everywhere—nor any drink!—
Is my own benighted fate.

I stoppeth one of three
And relate tales of the sea;
O, by my grey beard and glittering eye,
Guest at the wedding: hear me!