You may have noticed in “Ballad of the Bard” the theme of weaving homophonic puns on many Shakespearean titles and references into a limerick rhythm and rhyme format. Since limericks are first and foremost an oral tradition, and since homophonic puns work best visually using one’s internal ear, this particular pun fun is probably not the typical limericist’s go-to humor device. However, I can’t resist the hook of homophonic puns, so I chose the same “Bard” idea here in weaving together classical composer names for this next one (and others I’ll post sometime later).
Frescobaldi, a Barber for Boyce,
Shoeck the Bloch with his Weill singing voice.
Des Prez he’ll move on
And not Karajan
Cutting hair so Carulli with noise.