Lyric-al-literation

Nursery Rhymes


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?)

Note: recent submissions are marked *

Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater
Had a wife and couldn't keep her
He put her in a pumpkin shell
and there he kept her very well
* Peter, Peter, pumpkin partaker
Possessed pinned Penelope, but was powerless to provide
Peter placed Penelope in pumpkin peel
So placed, Peter provided plentifully

-- Vera A. Nazarov

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey
Along came a spider
and sat down beside her
and frightened Miss Muffet away.
* Miniscule Miss Muffet
moored on a mat
munching Muenster makings
Met many-legged menace
Menace mooored on mat
Mistrust of menace made Miss Muffet make tracks madly

-- Vera A. Nazarov


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