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

"Past " 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 wanted to be shown home:
I got tired and, for a minute, dozed.
I had a little drink about an hour ago
That fatigued me, I supposed.

I roamed in days of yore,
Over land, and sea, and shore;
I demanded help, then finally stopped
When I arrived at my door.