Altos Are Sexier

Composed on the banks of the Yarra, after realising that Muriel’s Concert, aka the Soprano song, wasn’t nearly enthusiastic enough about my favourite voice part.

[October 1999]

After much consideration, I’m
Led to one conclusion, which is this:
Tenor girls and sops will waste your time;
Only altos bring eternal bliss.
Something in their husky, tuneful tones
Activates an instinct deep inside.
Resonating through a bass’s bones;
Energies that cannot be denied.
Sappho was an alto, you can tell –
Excellence in arts for them’s not rare;
Xena too (but not young Gabrielle) –
If you get an alto mad, beware!
Every bass who’s tried the alto way
Recommends you do the same, today!