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

"Distinguo " 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.

Show me (not throw me) a way,
So I can (not icon) move along.
I’ve drunk a bit (not bunkered writ); gone to my head
(And not headed to my gong.)

On land or sea or foam
(Not Orlando’s fee-sore roam)
I’ll be singing “show me how to get home”
(Not “get me out of this tome!”)