Exclamations

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

"Exclamations" 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.

Oh! Look! I want to go home!
How shattered I feel! I need a rest!
Or ha! perhaps a drink! My word! And look! now it's gone!
Blow me! I'm not at my best!

It simply cannot be!
I spy land! and foam! and sea!
Hey! A song! Let's sing one! Sing it again!
"Home! I must get there! Show me!"