Alternative Jabberwocky Variants

These are lovely, I’ve found two great alternative versions of Jabberwocky by Peter H. Cole – one using Welsh place names called “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogochiwoci” and another using curry names called “Chapatiwocky” (shades there of Les Barker’s classic “William Patel Overture” from the Mrs Ackroyd Band’s great little album “Oranges and Lemmings“).

Warning: an understanding of Welsh pronunciation may assist you with understanding the true beauty of the former..

There’s also Peter Cole’s summary rendition of Beowulf, sort of in the spirit of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, which reduces the entire legend to 8 lines of rhyme – finally I understand it! 🙂

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