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Song Parodies -> "Rainy Season in Costa Rica: Handel's Alajuela Chorus"

Original Song Title:

"The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah"

Original Performer:

Royal Choral Society

Parody Song Title:

"Rainy Season in Costa Rica: Handel's Alajuela Chorus"

Parody Written by:

Giorgio Coniglio's Grandson

The Lyrics

Handel arranged for this oratorio to be introduced at a benefit concert in Dublin in 1742, fearing it would fail in London. Indeed, it was then performed at London's Covent Garden Theatre yearly at the Easter season, initially to severely critical reviews, but gradually obtaining greater public approval until it became a classic. BTW, Alajuela, (a-la-HWAI-luh) Costa Rica, close to San José, is the site of the country's main international airport. It is unclear whether Handel ever flew in there. Singing this work aloud will work better if you at least try to fake the Spanish pronunciation of the place names (see my blogsite for some guidance).
Alajuela, Alajuela, Alajuela, Alajuela, in Costa Rica.
Alajuela, and Liberia; major airhubs; there are downpours, in Costa Rica.

For volcán Arenal, outlook: raineth.
La Fortuna, Monteverde, Puerto Viejo, Tortuguero.

For volcán Irazú, forecast: raineth
For volcán Poás, too, forecast: raineth
Alajuela!
At La Fortuna, Arenal: raineth
Alajuela, Alajuela!

Jacó, Dominical - beach towns completely drenched
Jacó, Bahía Drake, and San José.
And San José.

And it shall rain from May to November.
And it shall rain from May to November.
And it shall rain from May to November.
So bring raingear, spare shoes and umbre-ellas.

Carta-ago, from May through November; Alajuela, Alajuela.
And Liberia, from May to November; Alajuela, Alajuela.
Cartago, from May through November; Alajuela, Alajuela.
And Liberia, from May to November; Alajuela, Alajuela.
Cartago, from May through November; Alajuela, Alajuela.

And Golfito; Cartago; Puerto Limón ;
And even rain at Manuel Anto-onio.
From Panama to Nicaragua;
Paraíso, and Heredia, Cahuita; Alajuela -
COSTA RICA!
Lots of information about seasonal rain and other aspects of travel in Costa Rica can be found at on my blog at Giorgio's Ukable Parodies.

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Patrick - September 12, 2017 - Report this comment
I don't have any problems with the Spanish pronunciations. Had an uncle who took a trip to Costa Rica with the idea of possibly retiring there. Came back with 25 kilos of coffee at a time when there was a coffee shortage here in the States. I have seen references to a Kansas City and a Chicago in Nicaragua, but no luck in getting a Google Earth view of the places, which appear to be about five miles apart. Like the "rain forever and ever" lines.
Dr Giorgio Coniglio dec - September 13, 2017 - Report this comment
Tx Patrick for reading and commenting. Who do you think would 1-bomb this piece? Did I insult the religious sensibility of folks who thought (mistakenly) that the original was church music, rather than a C18th version of "Jesus Christ Superstar"?

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