A light-hearted and vaguely educational song about the joys of chocolate.
I wrote this song in 2001 for one of my university friends, who was and is very fond of chocolate. It was originally arranged for performance by the a capella comedy quintet The Quadwranglers, and subsequently rearranged in 2011 for solo voice and piano.
In lieu of any decent jokes or better ideas, I did some research into the history of chocolate and based the first three verses around that. The final verse is a comment on fact that they seem to put chocolate in everything these, from hot cross buns to dessert wines. I even had some supposedly chocolate tea once (it tasted more like school-dinners custard). In the light of this, it seems somewhat ironic that, despite the name, the song turned out to be more of a cha-cha.
Summary information – solo version
Voicing: Solo voice
Notes on ambitus: 1.5 octaves, from B flat up to E flat.
Approximate performance length: 2:40
Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Sheet music (PDF, A4) for solo voice and piano.
MIDI preview: this is as it comes from Lilypond, so does not reflect the written articulation or dynamics.