pahavit (pahavit) wrote,

Babelfishing Poetry: "I Swim Up To Heaven And Earth Wandering"

Babelfishing Poetry: "I Swim Up To Heaven And Earth Wandering"

Hello! You well? I hope so; well and happy.   Me, I'm ill -- ill and grumpy.  But that's the norm around here, and it will not get in the way of delivering more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, nudge the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

This week's song is arguably the most annoying song ever recorded.  Originally published in 1929, "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" somehow rose to popular culture fame in 1968 on the wings of Tiny Tim's idiosyncratic falsetto version (watch video of him performing the song live on Laugh-In here).  Enjoy (if you can). 

I Swim Up To Heaven And Earth Wandering

Tito! Window!
Windows, then,
Tito!  Tulips are always!

By my troth, answer for Tito!
Willow Park!
And tulips, and foot!

You cannot change the light knee.
He was looking in the sky, in the field.
Distant storage, save us.
You are too much of a refined Moon Garden, Vichop.
Please forgive me.
And tulips, and foot.

I swim up to heaven and earth wandering.
And, as I said, the months of war, Vichop.
I? Can I, Tulip Tito, excuse?
And Tulip excuse Tito?

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