Time once again for a culture break, this time a two-fer. Here’s not only a taste of musical heritage (Light Opera), but some history also tossed in the mix! It is the Very Model of a Modern Roman Empire Fall! (h/t to reader Shelley Plumb)
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Walter Daum says
Folks, a good idea but you didn’t get it right. The Modern Major General is probably the most parodied song in the English language, and it’s a tough one to match because it requires a slew of three-syllable rhymes. Think of the original: historical/categorical, mathematical/quadratical, lot o’ news/hypotenuse. Even Gilbert couldn’t always nail it: general/mineral is a stretch on the first syllable.
But it looks like you didn’t even try: Empire fall/criminal, all before/Pinafore. (Gilbert rhymed Pinafore/din afore, which is a stretch as to content but has a well crafted rhyme.)
I thought your Rossini was brilliant. But this one needs work.
John P. Falchi says
As a Gilbert and Sullivan aficionado I thought the Trump parody was quite good. Okay, a rhyme might’ve been stretched here or there, but the overall effect was good. I thought the voices of the three worked very well together. I look forward to hearing more of these!