Since 2016, Giorgio Coniglio, site editor-in-chief and a registered pseudonym, has been bundling HUMOUR, PARODY, WORDPLAY, SONG-LYRICS, PHOTOGRAPHY and POETRY, with the sole aim of entertaining YOU with presentations at the rate of 4x per month. A related blog, "DAILY ILLUSTRATED NONSENSE", sends out items from these collections one-at-a-time. "SILLY SONGS AND SATIRE", features ukulele chords for songs whose lyrics are displayed here.
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Lyrics for Singable Satire: "STAR-NOSED MOLE"
ORIGINAL SONG: "Heart and Soul", Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael, 1938.
PARODY COMPOSED: Dr.G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, February 2015.
Explanatory notes: The star-nosed mole inhabits wet low-lying areas of Canada and the northeastern US. It has been much less well known than its lawn-disturbing cousin, the common Eastern mole. National Geographic recently suggested that it may be the weirdest creature on the planet.
(to the tune of "Heart and Soul") Star-nosed mole – I fail to grasp your charms -
Fleshy snout, thick tail and flipper arms
No need to use a mirror:
You won’t be ogled by peers.
Star-nosed mole – a neuroscience find -
Tactile nose, hunts prey though eyes are blind
Discern where kisses land,
Just like an eye or a hand.
Star-nosed mole – bolts half its weight each day
Stim-response? – Earth’s quickest, Wiki say,
In midst of quivering nose,
Stay underwater closed.
Strangely evolved for digging, feeding, swimming.
How do you get to breeding, her-and-himm-ing?
So, you can ‘see'
By integrating touch,
Brain can ‘watch’- snarf yummy worms and such.
You find cloacal holes
Of other star-nosed moles.
You can find a poem about the star-nose mole, with informative notes, on our blogpost 'Mammalian Wildlife'. Click HERE to access it.
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