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

"Metaphorically " 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.

O, compass, guide me ashore
To dunes, vales and rolling hills of rest!
I had to splice the mainbrace with a peg or two
Which unsettled my crow's nest.

While travelling I restocked
All my sherry, port and hock.
So there'll always be a welcome for you:
Just tow my ship to dry dock!