Official letter

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

"Official letter " 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.

Dear sir, I write to complain.
No wonder our city still declines!
Unless a tourist has a map, they'll just get lost:
We require, in short, more signs!

With them, they'd find the tours
And the cafés, pubs and stores,
And they wouldn't have to keep asking me!
(Most deferentially yours....)