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Babelfishing Poetry: "What Should I Do About Chatanvga?"

Babelfishing Poetry: "What Should I Do About Chatanvga?"

Hello, how are you?  How was your week?  My week has been less than stellar: several nights of only 4 or 5 hours of sleep, other nights with nightmares; more bed-ridden than usual; anxiety about starting with a new primary care doctor; etc.  But, fortunately, none of that will stay this chronically-fatigued blogger from the swift completion of my regular Friday of Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, modify the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

"Chattanooga Choo Choo" is a song by Harry Warren (music) and Mack Gordon (words). It was recorded as a big-band/swing tune by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra and featured in the 1941 movie "Sun Valley Serenade" (watch film clip from "Sun Valley Serenade" here) (and thanks to The Jan for the suggestion).  Enjoy. 

What Should I Do About Chatanvga?

You can chow-chow?
Tell me, baby, huh?
29th man, dude,
you can do a twinkle.
Flag, plus chow-chow missing lady,
more than anything else.

What is 3:45?
Reading newspapers, I'm in Baltimore.
A small restaurant to eat,
nothing can be true.
Vetcina kaerolrayinagwa eggs.

I request the last eight feet.
Tennessee, I know, but I'm still working on it.
Shovel all the coal, I need to go.
What should I do about Chatanvga?

Strategy online.
Satin, my funny face phone.
They told me never to cry,
"I told you I wanted to have a wander!"
Chatanvga dairy products.

In addition, the chow-chow.

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