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Queen Rosie of France (Remake of The Alligator King)

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by salemfan, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. salemfan

    salemfan Well-Known Member

    I did this adaptation of the Alligator King a long time ago and somebody suggested it would be better for the Fan Fiction section. What does anybody think of it?
    The Queen Rosie of France and her Seven Daughters

    One two three four five six seven!
    Said the Queen Rosie of France to her seven daughters,
    "I'm feeling mighty down.
    Whichever of you can cheer me up will
    get to wear my crown."
    The first daughter gave seven scallop shells
    from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.
    The second gave her seven statues of men
    With clocks where the stomach should be.
    The third daughter gave her seven sapphires
    From the shiekdom of down there beneath.
    The queen thought the sapphires were blueberries
    and she broke off seven of her teeth.
    The fourth daughter came to cheer her up
    with seven cherry drops.
    The queen said, "I'm sorry, daughter, but since that sapphire episode
    I just haven't got the chops."
    The fifth daughter brought the queen perfume
    In seven jars of honeydew.
    The queen took a whiff and she broke out in spots
    'Cause it smelled like Pepe Le Pew.
    The sixth daughter gave her seven diamond rings
    To wear upon her toes.
    The queen snagged her foot on the royal red rug
    And crumpled up her nose.
    The seventh daughter of the Queen Rosie of France
    Was a thoughtful little whelp.
    She said, "Mommy, appears to me that you could use a little help."
    Said the Queen Rosie of France to her seventh daughter,
    "My daughter, you win the crown.
    You didn't give me emeralds or sapphires, but
    you helped me up when I was down.
    Take the crown, it's yours my daughter.
    I hope you don't mind the pranks.
    I got it on sale at a discount store-
    Cost me all of seven francs!"
    (Rosie and all of her daughters are humans, by the way.)
  2. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    So... basically this is the same thing except all of the characters are female humans? :rolleyes:
    ConsummateVs likes this.
  3. salemfan

    salemfan Well-Known Member

    More or less. In fact, I've imagined it being portrayed with live actresses. One I had in mind to play the Queen Rosie of France is Maura West (if you don't know who she is, she is a soap opera actress. You can also look her up). It would maybe make sense to have Maura's real-life daughter Birdie play the seventh daughter. (By this point Maura's real-life daughter Katherine is too old to play any of the seven daughters.) However, for obvious reasons the sapphires would really be some form of candy used by the prop makers. A reason to switch to female humans would be so parents can be assured that the word "cigars" is removed from the song (for the same reason they changed the intro to Monsterpiece Theater when Alistair Cookie's pipe was removed from the clips).

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