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Song Parodies -> "Where is Cedilha?"

Original Song Title:

"Waltzing Matilda"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"Where is Cedilha?"

Parody Written by:

Susanna Viljanen

The Lyrics

Once upon a time I started studying Portuguese
I had just a fairly good teacher and book
As I knew already Spanish, I found it very similar
but there was just one strange letter to look:

Where is cedilha?
Where is cedilha?
Ai! Onde fica esse estranho ce?
I've tried the control-c-x and escape-ZZ just as well
Podes achar a cedilha por me?

Pronouncing nasal vowels and all those diff'rent sibilants
may be a task that will make you scare
But while I look my keyboard and while I find the tilde - still
key of the C looks so plain and so bare

Where is cedilha?
Where is cedilha?
Ai! Onde fica esse estranho ce?
It's not the alt-shift C nor the control-comma-C - oh well...
Podes achar a cedilha por me?

Now with the pen and paper it's not at all that difficult
just make sure of your cees and your zeds
But when you type with keyboard it's sometimes a bit frustrating -
Maybe I really should use double-S ?

Where is cedilha?
Where is cedilha?
Ai! Onde fica esse estranho ce?
Now I think I found it - it's alt-one-three-five (number pad!)
Eu achava a cedilha por me!
Alt - 1 - 3 - 5 indeed produces ç - but only on the number pad, not on the main keyboard.

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Johnny D - October 01, 2004 - Report this comment
Exçellent çhoiçe of original song to parody, Susanna. I çertainly hope your searçh for the seçretive and elusive cedilla turns up that çrazy çharaçter very soon. 5-5-5
Joelle - October 01, 2004 - Report this comment
I can't get it to work, but 5's anyway. If I could get the cedilha, it would come in handy with my French.
Ingeborg S. Nordén - October 02, 2004 - Report this comment
As a fellow linguist I can commiserate with the need for odd characters...maybe I should be the one to do a parody about the pitfalls of Swedish or Old Norse, as two good parodists have already covered French and Portuguese. 5's all round!
Meriadoc - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I love punctuation parodies! We once toyed with the idea of "My Cedilla" for D.W. Stevenson's "My Maria" but it never got off the ground... :-)

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