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

"Onomatopoeia" 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.

Flap, flap: show me on this map
Where I'll creak upstairs and flump asleep;
Or I will suck and slurp upon this tinkling glass
Till a ding! from that barkeep.

The wind it whistles—whee!—
Oe'r the shushing, cracking sea,
Carrying my wails, my hooting, my howls
And rattling snores, finally.