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Date: 11-23-2012 12:54 AM
Subject: Babelfishing Poetry: "Mary Continued To Burn"
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Babelfishing Poetry: "Mary Continued To Burn"

Why, hello, you! Taking a break from Black Friday?  Looking forward to the weekend? Me too. To tide us over till then, here's this week's Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, poke and prod the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week it's Creedence Clearwater Revival's classic hit, "Proud Mary" (read lyrics and listen to song here; and if someone could explain to me why John Fogerty pronounces "burnin'" throughout the song as "boinin'," I'd love to know why he talks like he's from the Bronx instead of the San Francisco Bay Area.).  Enjoy. 


Mary Continued To Burn

Is a city?
People are working night and day,
for all left a good job.
And "I might have been"
is the way.
Things have never lost
one minute of sleeping care.
Big wheels turn down pride.
Mary continued to burn.
Rolling, rolling, rolling river.

Rolling on the river in New Orleans
to clean up a lot of disks in Memphis.  
Pain was most excited, however,
until I got a river boat queen.
Put them on the good side
of the city that is not seen.

If you come down the river,
the mortality rate would be
to find people who live there.
You do not have to worry
about money
because you do not,
and will appear
in the river of people.

Big wheels turn down pride.
Mary continued to burn.
Rolling, rolling, rolling river.
Rolling in a river.
Rolling, rolling, rolling in a river.



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