December 20, 2023

DEC 20 (2023), singable satire (travel to Limbo): Rick Steves sings "POSTCARD TO CHUBBY CHECKER"


ORIGINAL SONG: "Limbo Rock", as recorded 1962 by Chubby Checker.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, May, 2015.

The name "Limbo" conjures up an intriguing mixture of Caribbean dancing and Dante's Inferno. In another posting here, part of the Inferno sequence, Dante provides us with on-site reporting which seems to eliminate it from serious consideration as a longterm retirement home. Perhaps it is more realistic to consider it an untapped tourist destination.  
PARODY-SONGLINK: To find ukulele and guitar chord-charts to help you accompany "Postcard to Chubby Checker" on your favorite instrument, click HERE.


(to the tune of "Limbo Rock")

Want to visit Limbo-land?
Rick Steves help vacation-plan
Limbo-folks are tourist-shy
Complicated reasons why. 
Limbo-visa hard to get - 
Seems that none been printed yet
I.T. system's way behind
Limbo-stuck in Dante's time. 

What to pack for Limbo-trip?
Don't need sunscreen - get a grip!
Limbo-weather always same
Sticky days, we're not to blame.
Limbo-neighbors turn up steam
Get so burned they moan and scream
Don't advise excursion there
If no Hazmat suit to wear. 

Limbo-talk in Limbo-land
Locals hard to understand
Few speak Eng., they all speak It.,
Antique Limbo-dialect.
LIMBO is the outermost complete circle
Limbo-customs might appeal - 
Walk feet flat with weight on heels
Limbo-nights - no moon or stars
Lean back in or under bars.

Got good staff at Limbo-Inns
They commit no Limbo-sins
New construction in bare feet
Projects never get complete.
Might not find a hotel room
Now or when you're in your tomb;
Limbo-book with kids and wife
For the Limbo-afterlife.

Rates discounted now.
Rates discounted now.
How low can they go?


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