Word game

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

"Word game " 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.

(Flower, heels, coniform, papism)

Now that I wilt like a flower,
And my wagon's lost its set of wheels,
And now the dog whose hair I've chewed on for an hour
Is snapping at my heels,

I think of coniform
And squat hills where I'd roam;
Yet I'll always pine for papism's hearth:
Show me the way to find Rome!