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

"Present " 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.

Show me the way I get home!
I’m tired and I really want a rest.
I drink, and then I pause for, oh, an hour or so,
As I’m not quite at my best.

I sing as I draw near:
That’s the melody you hear.
As I wander over land, sea and foam,
I seek my home: is it here?