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Palindrome Song

If I had a hi-fi
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There are many types of palindromes, though I haven’t seen one that reads forward and backward letter by letter while rhyming, nor one set to note-palindromic music.

I’ve heard symmetric music (the last half being the same as the first backwards) that sounded satisfactory, and believable palindrome lyrics can be fashioned or found.

A word by word palindrome like the one below set to symmetric music might make a pleasantly balanced tune, though keeping the listener forever wondering if it was the forward or backward version that was sung:

Love is This and This is Love

Darling, my love
Is great, so great;
Recalling Heaven’s calm above.
Fate is sweet this--
All after Fall!
Fall? After all,
This, sweet, is fate--
Above calm Heaven’s recalling.
Great, so great is
Love, my darling!

(J.A. Lindon?)

FarmerJohn, Apr 25 2005

I palendrome I http://www.lyricsfr...-giants/136264.html
Has a bit of palindrome in it (starting with "son I am able"), though I don't thing the tune is palindromic. [Worldgineer, Apr 25 2005]

The Inverted Crab Canon (scroll to bottom of page) http://www-personal...r/counterpoint.html
This is music which reads the same when you turn the page upside down - very clever. [hippo, Apr 25 2005]

Lyrics to Weird Al's "Bob" http://www.com-www.com/weirdal/bob.html
[krelnik, Apr 25 2005]

Michael Palin http://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Michael_Palin
[Ian Tindale, Apr 25 2005]

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       Good summary.
Worldgineer, Apr 25 2005
  

       Solos
FarmerJohn, Apr 25 2005
  

       "I, man, am regal - a German am I
Never odd or even
If I had a hi-fi
Madam, I'm Adam
Too hot to hoot
No lemons, no melon
Too bad I hid a boot
Lisa Bonet ate no basil
Warsaw was raw
Was it a car or a cat I saw?"

-- Weird Al Yankovic
hippo, Apr 25 2005
  

       I'm really tempted to bake this.
wagster, Apr 25 2005
  

       Just reading this over, I feel oddly baked as it is.
shapu, Apr 25 2005
  

       op
po, Apr 25 2005
  

       So if I held it upside down in front of a mirror, and sang it to the tune of "Oh My Darling", everything would be ok? (+ For the description alone.)
blissmiss, Apr 25 2005
  

       Hippo, that's my favorite song on Weird Al's most recent album.
krelnik, Apr 25 2005
  

       I have a ginger cat called Dellactacregnig Aevahi.
Basepair, Apr 25 2005
  

       Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog.
Laimak, Apr 25 2005
  

       Linked inverted canon: Why does it seem that notes 3 and 4 on the upper treble clef don't match the inverted music (ditto for notes 6 and 7 on the lower clef)?
FarmerJohn, Apr 25 2005
  

       My choir actually performed a piece written for us a few years ago. It was titled simply "Palindrome", and it was a word-for-word palindromic poem set to a palindromic melody. It was pretty funny, actually, if a little dissonant, and exaordinarily difficult to sing.
nilstycho, Apr 26 2005
  

       Ah I, wow, I ha.   
      
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