Lyric-al-literation
Genesis


This is a variation of Probable Proverbs that involves rephrasing the lyrics to a well known song using as much alliteration with the same letter as possible. Bonus points if the meter works, too, so that one could actually sing the new version, and extra bonus if the rhyme scheme is maintained. Is it possible to get all the way through something like "Stairway to Heaven"? or even "American Pie"? Get out those Thesauri!

I can imagine categories for other types of things besides song lyrics. Nursery rhymes, famous poems, speeches (e.g. Gettysburg address?), Extended lines from books or movies ("This here is a 44 magnum, the largest, etc...you've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well...Do ya PUNK?" -- how many ways could that be done with alliteration?)


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Genesis

Genesis

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 1. The start was signalled by the Sublime Supremity stirring up some stars in the sky and structuring something solid to stomp on. --Stanley Anderson
2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 2. And substance was still to be shaped into the sphere, and stuff was in short supply; and the seas sank into strong shade. And the Spirit of the Supremity stirred the surface of the seas.--Bill Flis
2. And the solidity was short on structure, and substanceless; and shadow sat upon the surface of the sea. And the Spirit of the Supreme Sovereign sojourned upon the surface of the seas.--Vera A. Nazarov
3. And God said, Let there be light; and there was light. 3. And the Supremity said, Shine, so the skies shone. --Bill Flis
3. And the Supreme Sovereign said, Shine; and it shone. --Vera A. Nazarov
3. Lord: "Let light lie," and light lay. --J.L. Mandelson
4. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 4. And the Sovereign Supremity saw that the shining was splendid and separated the shining from the shade --Bill Flis
5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 5. And the Supreme Sovereign specified the shining Sun, and the shade he specified Space. And the sunset and the sunrise were the starting span. --Vera A. Nazarov
6. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 6. The Supremity soon said, Show some sky, in the center of the seas, so it separates the seas from the seas. --Vera A Nazarov
7. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 7. The streams under the sky shall be stored in the several seas, and the sere soil shall show up. And it was so structured. --Bill Flis
8. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. 8. So Supremity supplied celestial sobriquet: sky. Sunset, sunrise second in sequence. --Michael Turniansky
9. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 9. Supremity said, "successfully scoop seas, show sand." So said, so successful --Michael Turniansky
10. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 10. Said Supremity, "Sere sand's sobriquet: Surface, Sea's suffices". Supremity smiled, saw satisfying system. --Michael Turniansky
11. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind, who seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 11. Supremity said, "Surface, sprout sorrel, sown seeds, saplings, succulents, sycamores, so on." So said, so successful. --Michael Turniansky
12. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after its kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after its kind: and God saw that it was good. 12. So Surface sprouted, Springlike, sorrel, sown seeds, sapling, succulents, sycamores, so on. Supremity smiled, saw satisfying system. --Michael Turniansky
13. And the evening and the morning were the third day. 13. Sunset, Sunrise, succeeding second sequentially. --Michael Turniansky
14. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years; 14. Supremity said, "Set spotlight sources skyward, so see shine separated from sepia solitude, signifying signs, seasons, cycles, centuries. --Michael Turniansky
15. And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 15. So shall sparklers shine skyward, spotlighting Surface." So said, so successful --Michael Turniansky
16. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 16. So Supremity solidified shining spheroids. Superior sparkler sovereign over shinetime, substandard sparkler sovereign over siestatime, similarly stars started. --Michael Turniansky
17. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 17. So Supremity set sparklers skyward, shining significantly Surfaceward. --Michael Turniansky
18. And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 18. So sparklers showed sovereignty shinetime, siestatime similarly, separated shine from shadow, Supremity smiled, saw satisfying system. --Michael Turniansky
19. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. 19. Sunset, Sunrise, similarly square's sides' set-cardinality. --Michael Turniansky
20. And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 20. Supremity said, "Sea, swarm superabundantly sealife spawn. Sky, similarly spawn seagulls, swallows, sparrows, so on, superior to Surface." --Michael Turniansky
21. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after its kind: and God saw that it was good. 21. So Supremity spawned seamonsters, small swarming sealife, species-specific. Celestial citizens, similarly species-specific. Supremity smiled, satisfied. --Michael Turniansky
22. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 22. So said Supreme Spirit: "Spawn, swarm, saturate Sea, Surface. --Michael Turniansky
23. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. 23. Sunset, Sunrise, second to sixth. --Michael Turniansky
24. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after its kind, cattle, and the creeping thing, and beast of the earth after its kind: and it was so. 24. Supremity said, "Surface, spawn species: steer, swine, snakes, salamanders, so on, species-specific." --Michael Turniansky
25. And God made the beast of the earth after its kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth on the earth after its kind: and God saw that it was good. 25. Supremity spawned Surface species, species-specific, steer, snakes, snails. Supremity smiled, satisfied. --Michael Turniansky
26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, and after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 26. Supremity said, "Suppose spawn sapient species, sorta Supremity-like? Suggest sovereignty over sealife, skylife, and stock, Surface, snake, snail, slimy salamander slogging slowly on Surface." --Michael Turniansky
27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 27. So The Supremity sculpted some souls in his same shape; swain and skirt he sorted them. --Bill Flis
28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 28. So Supremity sanctified sapients, saying, spawn, swarm, saturate, subdue Surface. Show sovereignty superior to sealife, skylife, surfacelife. --Michael Turniansky
29. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 29. So said Supremity: "So, seeds sown shall suffice for surfeit. Seed-bearing saplings shall serve as supper. --Michael Turniansky
30. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. 30. Simlarly seeds, saplings supply surfacelife, skylife, snails, snakes, slimy salamanders supper." --Michael Turniansky
31. And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. 31. So Supremity saw sum: saying, "So, satisfactory." Sunset, Sunrise, sixth cycle. --Michael Turniansky

Chapter 2

Chapter 2

1. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 1. Heaven, habitat, hosts herein had happened. --Michael Turniansky
2. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 2. Hooboy! Having had hard hike, Hashem {His Hebrew handle} heaved heavy "HUH!", hunkered down. --Michael Turniansky
3. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it, because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. 3. Hashem hallowed "Heptadiem", He had halted herein. --Michael Turniansky
4. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 4. Here, heaven's hosts, habitat's hosts, howso Hashem handcrafted. --Michael Turniansky
5. And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew; for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 5. However, herbacious happenings hadn't happened: Hashem hadn't heaved hydraulics heretofore, hoeing humans hadn't happened heretofore. --Michael Turniansky
6. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 6. However, hovering haze had hydroponic happenstance. --Michael Turniansky
7. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 7. Hashem had humans from humus happen. Humans, having heard "HUH!" had heart humming hastily. --Michael Turniansky
8. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 8. Hashem had heavenly human habitation: Haven. Here, Hashem heaved humans. --Michael Turniansky
9. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. 9. Haven had huge harvest: herbacious hemlocks, hazelnuts, hawthorns, having happy hues, healthy hunger-stoppers. Herein, had Hickory Holding How Heaven, Hell Handled. --Michael Turniansky
10. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became four heads. 10. Haven had her hotsprings, humidifying humus. However, halved, halved, had hydralike heads. --Michael Turniansky
11. The name of the first is Pishon; that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 11. Head head, Havila's (herein, high-priced holmium) halo. --Michael Turniansky
12. And the gold of that land is good; there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 12. Holmium heavy. Havila has hematite, hafnium. --Michael Turniansky
13. And the name of the second river is Gihon; the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Cush. 13. Head ho! Haloed Haille's habitat. --Michael Turniansky
14. And the name of the third river is Hiddekel; that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. 14. Hiddekel hopped Hamurabi's Homeland --Michael Turniansky


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