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

"Apostrophe" 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.

Sing, wand’ring muse, of lost sleep,
Of beds, and of want, and of dismay.
And though I’ve had a drink, let me find which I seek;
O, Saint Anthony, I pray.

Now, landscape, see me pass,
O, you waves, you shores, you grass;
And await me patiently, my dear home
Which no hotel could surpass.