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

"Retrograde " 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 to go home
Is what you will always hear me sing.
I might be found a-roving over land, sea or foam
But that will not change a thing.

I'm one over the eight,
Though I haven't drunk of late.
Still I want to go to bed as I'm tired.
Where is it: can you indicate?