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Thread #9665   Message #3808849
Posted By: GUEST,Anne Neilson
07-Sep-16 - 03:33 PM
Thread Name: food songs
Subject: RE: food songs
Adam McNaughtan from Glasgow (Scotland) has two grand food-related songs.

The first is Cholesterol, inspired by a west of Scotland health campaign for healthier eating. To the tune of the WW2 song 'Bless 'em All', Adam produced memorable lines like '"Brown bread with a low fat paste thinly spread on' (margarine) / May be healthier than a meat pie / But I don't give a hoot for their yogurt and fruit / I'll have Black Forest gateau and die! / Cholesterol, cholesterol -- my chance of surviving is small. / The cream I consume, it might lead to my doom, / but I love my cholesterol!

And a wonderment of word smithery is to be found in his tribute to a very local Scottish delicacy, the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer! Scots are well known for their sweet tooth/teeth and this song celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the baking company who became renowned -- following the removal of rationing restrictions post-WW2 -- for sweet biscuits/cakes such as the tea-cakes and the aforesaid Caramel Wafers.