Also a song by Tom Lehrer
, in his album, an evening wasted with Tom Lehrer
In it, he declares that the folk song Clementine has no recognizable merit, probably because folk aren't very good at writing songs. He then sings the song in four parts matching various song styles.
First is Cole Porter, which involves overephasising every few words. Next is Italian opera, which is mostly in Italian. The third part is the cool school of composers(i.e. jazz), which includes lots of incomrehensible words, like "Yeap brack". And finally, Lehrer goes to Gilbert and Sullivan for "a rousing finale, full of words and music, and signifying nothing".