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

"Consequences" 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 needed help finding home.
I asked you, and then I had some ale
Upon an empty stomach; and the consequence
Was: I started to feel frail.

I went out wandering,
Sometimes climbing, then swimming;
And the consequence was: “show me the way
Home” is what I’ve been singing.