Saturday, August 27, 2005

Now, You're Just Being Silly

I was crossing West-Broadway-or-is-it-Varick-Street-at-that-point-I-never-know, on my way to retrieve an abandoned credit card, when the song Wonderful Copenhagen, from Frank Loesser's Hans Christian Andersen, popped into my head—a song I hadn't thought of in years. (A clip of Danny Kaye and chorus singing it can be found here—click on the little pair of eighth notes preceding the song title, then wait a bit; it takes a while to load.) A substitute for Copenhagen immediately suggested itself, and here's the rather odd result:

Farcical, frivolous
What a magnificent clown!
He can state a case
With so straight a face,
That you’d think
That pink
Was brown.

For fun-loving, fanciful
Kidding Around is a creed.
Would our lives today
Be so light and gay,
Frisky and frolicsome
To read?

To answer my own question: I think not! Lyric, by the way, © 2005 Nathaniel DesH. Petrikov.


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