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

"Comedy " 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.

Hero: Show me to my bed!
The chorus: We think you mean a pub!
Hero: Don’t mock me so—I’ve got an awful head.
Chorus: Ah, well—there’s the rub!

First lord: Methinks he’s pissed.
Second lord: Cave, now! Hist!
Hero: I could out-sing either of you!
All: Vivat protagonist!