Monday, July 8, 2013

Adventure in the South Pacific

The Girl from Sunken R'lyeh
with apologies to Norman Gimbel and Astrud Gilberto (original translation)
and the many cover artists

Andante orribile

Tall and green and pentapodal,
the girl from Sunken R'lyeh goes walking
And when she passes, each one she passes goes—
AAAAAAH!

(in 5/4)
  When she walks, it's like
  Take Five performed by
  Brubeck upon the
  piano...
    (instrumental)

Oh, but I watch her so sadly
As she eats the entrails of the others,
Yes, I would give my heart gladly.
And today when she crawls from the sea
She lurches directly to me.

Tall and green and pentapodal,
the girl from Sunken R'lyeh goes walking
I smile at her eyeless face - but she doesn't see.
(She just doesn't see, she never sees me.)

in Volume 2 Issue 1
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