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

"Narrative " 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 asked you to show me home,
Explaining just why I had to go.
I then confessed I had a drink some time just past
And I said how long ago.

I listed where I'd be,
Naming land and foam and sea,
Then, while noting you would hear me again,
Calmly repeated my plea.