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

"Spectral " 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.

Long after yonder inn closed,
The quiet was shattered by a groan!
A ghostly figure, head in hands, appeared to me,
Crying: "show me the way home!"

This fearful, tortured shade
Finally began to fade,
Calling "rest! At last!" as he disappeared,
Right where his bones had been laid.