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

"Gustatory" 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 want to taste my own hearth,
Not dry draughts of weariness and sheets!
A boozy flavour fades and leaves my mouth quite rank
Like a plate of gone-off meats.

I feast and will not halt,
Downing fish with herbs and salt,
But I'll pause when I drink home once again:
Just like a fine single malt.