Romeo and Julie T 2:2.2
(after William Shakespeare and Mark Knopfler, and with my sincerest apologies to both!)
A lovestruck Romeo sings the lassie a serenade
He’s been lying low with a love song that he made
He sees her lamp, steps out of the shade
Says something like
“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Julie T is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
Oh my god, who writes this stuff?
My knnes are weak, my mouth is dry, I can’t speak!
It is my lady. Oh, it is my love.
Oh, that she knew she were!”
Julie says hey it’s Romeo
You nearly gimme me a heart attack
He’s underneath the window
she’s singing hey la my boyfriend’s back
You shouldn’t come around here singing up at people like that
Anyway what you gonna do about it?
My tongue is tied, aye my knees go weak
From the comfort of the hiding tree
With care it is I slowly sneak
And confess my love for my heart is bold
To woo, to wed, together grow old
I implore, I beg, I bend a knee
I crave the acceptance of Julie T.
I can’t do the talk like they talk on TV
And I can’t do a love song like the way it’s meant to be
I can’t do everything but I’d do anything for you
I can’t do anything except be in love with you
But her pa and mine do not set fair
Their eyes are as crossed as the swords they bear
Aye! What’s in a name? You’ve the right to ask
Yet tae give it away is a burdensome task
But as my every fibre bids me obey
I swear that name to cast away
And she swears as true to be fully mine
By dawn’s sweet light, by the night’s sweet wine
Each promising the other, their most dear to give
Thus we return to our narrative
And so a lovestruck Romeo sings the lass a serenade
Knowing full well the hand he’s played
He steps unerringly from the shade
and says something like
You and me babe how about it?