(On 400 th anniversary of Shakespeare here is a parody. Macbeth: Ac1.Sc.4. Then of course Prince is also remembered. -benny)
Late Prince of Purple Rain! That is steep
One song I could belt out in falsetto
While he’s dust and ashes. Stars stop your ears
I dare not sing my black and deep desires.
You may clap at the end, -yea let that be
I will take that I outdid Prince
While he’s dust and ashes. Stars hide your fires
If my words suck, -my heart was not in it;
The eye wink at the hand while the question
Of dollars and cents make my words sound false.
The original version is given here below.
(aside) The prince of Cumberland! That is a step
On which I must fall down, or else o’erleap,
For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires;
Let not light see my black and deep desires.
The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be
Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.