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Subject: recipes in songs
From: Sooz
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 09:03 AM

In my rural Lincolnshire Village, the church is putting together a cook book as a fundraiser (shades of mudcat!). Someone suggested filling in the odd spaces with the sort of recipes for a good relationship that you see on tea towels but I thought we should be able to find some in songs. Off the top of my head I only have one verse from "All around my hat" (a definite possibility) and "the Salt" (not so useful).
Any more suggestions?


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Neighmond
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 03:27 PM

Southern Fried Boogie, by
Phil Harris


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: black walnut
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 03:29 PM

Marcy Marxer does a really funny song in which she gives a recipe to a friend over the telephone. I'll see if I can hunt it down.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 03:40 PM

'Lord Randal' provides the perfect recipe for getting rid of useless blokes with a meal of boiled eels.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Forsh
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 03:45 PM

When I was a skool boy, we used to sing:
Yella belly custard,
Green Snot Pie,
All mixed together with a dead dog's eye,
Spread it on stale berad,
Nice & Thick,
Then wash it down with a cup of cold sick.

Erm, not a great recipy, I know, but what the hell, ? I got it outa my system now!   :)


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Forsh
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 03:54 PM

On a more serious note, how about 'Melting Pot' By blue mink?
'Take a pinch of white man, wrap him up in black skin ...' etc ?
Also, a Tyneside Fish Quay Rhyme:

I was walkin alang the fish quay,
shortly after tea,
Haddocks & Dabs and Bloody great crabs were all after me,

They're all after me, they're all after me,
Haddocks & Dabs and Bloody great Crabs are all after me.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 03:59 PM

Take a pair of sparkling eyes!
Giok


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 05:16 PM

"Carve Dat Possum." Thread 31041: Possum


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: black walnut
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 05:20 PM

Maybe somebody else can find Marcy Marxer's chocolate cake recipe. I'm having trouble locating it.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 05:32 PM

2 all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. Sung quickly and eaten slow.

Mike


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 05:40 PM

In the back of my mind there is the memory that Linda Allen wrote a recipe song (or was it a song book?). I've had a quick spin through her website but can't find it.

She also wrote "October Roses" but that's in another thread.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 06:40 PM

Marcy sings the chocolate cake song by Lou and Peter Berryman.
Linda Allen's recipe song is on her wonderful "October Roses" recording. I've fed this to my children for years! It's great for potlucks, too.
Unfortunately, I don't think either song fits Sooz's request- I thought she wanted songs "with the sort of recipes for a good relationship that you see on tea towels" (I think you mean ones like, "take a cup of laughter, a tablespoon of understanding, a gallon of patience"...)
But these are still great songs!


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 07:35 PM

"Finjan" gives a recipe for (Middle Eastern) coffee.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 08:46 PM

Get ye a copper kettle
And get ye a copper coil
Cover with new-made corn mash....

Feed him eggs and marrow bones
And make him sup them all....

She handed tea and cakes and I ate while I was able
I drank hot punch and tea 'til me side had gone to stitchin'....

A plate of Irish stew he soon put out of sight
He shouted out "Encore" with a roar for some more
That he never felt before such a keen appetite.
He ordered eggs and ham, bread and jam, what a cram....


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Joybell
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 08:57 PM

Lots of kitchen-type blues. "Skillet Good and Greasy" - "Come in my Kitchen" - Others with lines like "..if you've got your heat turned up better turn your damper down" - but they're all a bit naughty for your purposes maybe. Of course there's "Shortnin' Bread"   We have "Wallaby Stew" here in Australia. If you'd like it let me know. Haven't checked the data base for it yet. Will do.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Joybell
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 09:02 PM

Yes Wallaby Stew is in the database. Sorry haven't learned to link yet. I'll go away and learn.


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Subject: Lyr Add: COLCANNON
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 11:04 PM

COLCANNON (The Skillet Pot)

Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream?
With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.
Did you ever make a hole on top to hold the melting flake
Of the creamy, flavoured butter that your mother used to make?

Bev and Jerry

DT


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: GUEST,nancyjo
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 11:43 PM

How about part of FISHIN' BLUES, which I think of as a Taj Mahal song, but many have recorded it. I'm thinking of the verse that goes:

Put 'im in da' pot baby put 'im in da' pan
Honey cook 'im 'til he nice an' brown.
Make a batch o' buttermilk, Hoe cakes Mama
An' ya' chew them thangs an' ya' chomp 'em on down

(FYI-dialect not mine; I got it off of an MP3 lyric site)

nancyjo


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 14 Sep 03 - 11:49 PM

"Hey, good lookin....
Whatch ya got cookin?
Wont' cha come an cook for me?

Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie,
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing
Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?

Little Jack Honer
Sat in the corner,
Eating his Christmas pie.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

While my personal preferences run towards the goffer-guts and ,i>its-not variety with see-food-gross-outs...the above could do for a church congregation.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: rich-joy
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 12:47 AM

My Oz Partner's LONG-awaited CD of food songs was supposed to be out by now, but it's hit a snag (no, not a sausage-type snag!) - we ran out of funds - and it is SOooo close!!

Cheers!
R-J


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: black walnut
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 08:10 AM

Thanks Animaterra. That explains it.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: GUEST,Sooz(at work)
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 08:29 AM

Some good ones so far - I particularly like "Take a pair of sparkling eyes", Giok.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Liam of the Ferry
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 08:35 AM

Sooz - sorry -don't have the lyrics for it, but there a tune called 'Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake' which would be worth trying to track down.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 09:09 AM

This topic has been discussed before. See Recipe songs

My favorite is Peter Ostroushko's B-O-R-S-C-H-T in the DT, and in the above thread.

See also food songs and Lyr Req: Food songs


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 09:25 AM

You're right Animaterra (just read the first posting again), but as is the way with threads the original request gets lost on the way and we all enjoy ourselves anyway......


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Grab
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 09:55 AM

"Greeeen and yeller,
Greeeeeeen and yeller,
Oh mother be quick, I'm goin' to be sick
And I'll lay me dooown to diiiee."

Might work particularly well with sugar animals (try doing a sugar snake recipe instead of sugar mouse).


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Pooby
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 10:07 AM

"Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips and Alligator Eyes..."

Done by Bruce Springsteen on the "For Our Children" compilation CD.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: mike the knife
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 10:17 AM

...you put de Lime in de Coconut an' eat 'em all up...


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 11:16 AM

Of all the birds that ever I see the Owl is the fairest in her degree
......
Nose nose nose nose and who gave me my jolly red nose.
Cinnamon and Ginger, Nutmeg and Cloves and that gave me my Jolly Red Nose.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Sooz
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 01:17 PM

I found Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake in the DT thankyou for the suggestion.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: MarkS
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 03:33 PM

Remember one called the "Chicken Cordeon Blues"


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Subject: Lyr Add: ORANGE COCOA CAKE (Lou and Peter Berryman
From: Barbara
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 04:00 PM

The Berryman and Berryman song, Orange Cocoa Cake actually has the whole recipe in it as well as many other things including bologne, chocolate covered malt balls, family planning and a tick removal. I have the words around here someplace, but I'm not finding them.
Ha! Here you go:

ORANGE COCOA CAKE
(Lou and Peter Berryman)

Hello Joanie, this is me
Say, I got that recipe
For Orange Cocoa Cake so,
Joanie, get a pencil quick
Cause, can you believe I'm by myself?
Al's at work the kids are out
They're playing house, the three of them,
they're all out on the deck.

One half cup unsweetened cocoa
One half cup of boiling water
A quarter cup of butter and
A quarter cup of shortening,
Two cups sugar, one-eighth teaspoon salt,
teaspoon of vanilla, one and one half
teaspoons baking soda, s'cuse me just a sec.

Dave, dear, I'm right over here
Would you like some crackers and balogne?
Are you having fun? Don't get too much sun.
Please excuse me while I talk to Joanie.

Two eggs, Joanie -- David! David!
Crackers dear, not malted milk balls,
In the cupboard -- Joanie, one cup
Buttermilk or sour milk,
One and three-fourths cups unsifted --
Ring balogne, In the fridge! Un-
Sifted general purpose -- David!
Did you really check?

One and three-fourths cups unsifted
General purpose flour, Joanie,
There I finally got it out! --
OK David, malted milk balls,
Only five though -- three-fourths teaspoon
Grated orange peel, a quarter teaspoon
orange extract, a-oho, s'cuse me just a sec.

Liz, Ben, I'm here in the den
Would you like some crackers and balogne?
Are you having fun? Don't get too much sun.
Please excuse me while I talk to Joanie.

Joanie, one more eighth teaspoon of --
Lizzie, what's the matter dear? --
Baking soda, Joanie -- Lizzie,
Don't hit Benji, that's uncalled for,
That's OK, Ben -- Joanie, three more
Tablespoons of buttermilk or sour milk --
oh, come here, Liz, What's that on your neck?

Now don't worry, Liz, it's only one real tiny tick,
Someone, David, go and get the tweezers,
Joanie, maybe -- in the bathroom --
Joanie, maybe we should -- Ben, don't cry
Have one more malted milk ball,
Lizzie, Mom will be right there,
S'cuse me just a sec.

(double time)
Really gotta go Joan, see about a tick
Then we're gonna have a party with the neighborhood kids,
Then Lizzie's gotta go to an appointment at eleven,
And we're taking Benji too, because he has to buy a costume
He's in a play tomorrow over at the church,
Isn't it tomorrow, Benji, Benji? Where'd you go?
Lizzie, isn't Benji gonna play a pizza pie tomorrow?
I remember now, a pumpkin pie.

Lizzie can't go, there's a party in the park
For all the people with pets
And you know she's gotta go to that
Daddy gotta take her and the kitty in the Chevy,
After that we gotta reconnoiter over at the Big Boy,
Gotta go, Joan, by the way, you ever reconsider
Getting married, having children of your own?
Turn the television down, your mother's on the telephone,
Call you back, Joan, too-da-loo!

Blessings,
Barbaraa


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Joybell
Date: 15 Sep 03 - 06:39 PM

An old tag couplet for song endings is:

There's cakes in the oven there's cheese on the shelf
If you want any more you can sing it yourself.

Not a recipe exactly, but good for endings.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 16 Sep 03 - 03:21 AM

A German children song:

Backe, backe, Kuchen,
der Bäcker hat gerufen.
Wer will guten Kuchen backen,
der muss haben sieben Schen:
Eier und Schmalz,
Butter und Salz,
Eier und Mehl,
Safran macht den Kuchen geel. [dialect for gelb]
Schieb, schieb in Ofen rein.

Tune: g a g e, last line: a g e d c c.

Translation:
Bake, bake, cake,
the baker has called.
Who wants to make good cake
must have seven things:
eggs and lard,
butter and salt,
milk and flour,
saffron makes the cake yellow.
Shove, shove in oven.

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Gurney
Date: 16 Sep 03 - 04:52 AM

Wrong way round, but..


Take half a pound of reason, and a quarter pound of sense,
a small sprig of time, and as much of prudence,
put them all together, love and you will plainly see,
He's a false deluding young girl, let him her go, farewell she.


Or man, him, farewell he. But I wouldn't sing it THAT way, sailor.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 16 Sep 03 - 10:55 AM

Mrs. Flannigan's Gooseberry Pie is another one something like Mrs.Fogarty's Christmas Cake. I can't find it in DT and I don't have it in written format but I will write it out when I have time.
   I type slow as hell....   :-}


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Subject: Lyr Add: MISS FOGARTY'S CHRISTMAS CAKE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Mar 04 - 10:39 PM

This differs from the version in DigiTrad by a few phrases here and there. Also, the version in DT has most of its dialect removed.

A tune is posted here but I don't know if it's the same as the sheet music.

From the sheet music at The Library of Congress American Memory Collection:

MISS FOGARTY'S CHRISTMAS CAKE
(C. Frank Horn, 1883)

As I sat at my windy last evenin', the letter man brought unto me
A little gilt-edg'd invitation, sayin', "Gilhooley, come over to tea."
Sure I knew that the Fogarty's sent it, so I wint just for old friendship's sake,
And the first thing they gave me to tackle was a slice of Miss Fogarty's cake.

CHORUS: There was plums and prunes and cherries,
And citron and raisins and cinnymon, too.
There was nutmeg, cloves, and berries.
And the crust it was nail'd on with glue.
There was carroway seeds in abundance.
Sure 'twould build up a fine stomach-ache
That would kill a man twice after 'ating a slice
Of Miss Fogarty's Christmas cake.

Miss Mulligan wanted to taste it, but really there wasn't no use.
They work'd at it over an hour and they couldn't get none of it loose,
Till Fogarty wint for the hatchet and Killy came in with a saw.
That cake was enough, by the powers, to paralyze any man's jaw.

Mrs. Fogarty, proud as a peacock, kep' smilin' an' blinkin' away
Till she fell over Flanigan's brogans and spill'd a whole brewin' of tay.
"Oh, Gilhooly," she cried, "you're not 'atin'. Try a little bit more for my sake."
"No thanks, Misses Fogarty," sez I, "but I'd like the resate* of that cake."

Maloney was took with the colic. McNulty complain'd of his head.
McFadden laid down on the sofy and swore that he wish'd he was dead.
Miss Daly fell down in hysterics, and there she did wriggle and shake,
While ev'ry man swore he was poison'd thro' 'atin' Miss Fogarty's cake.

[*Resate=receipt=recipe.]
[Recorded by The Irish Rovers, Mick Moloney, Paddy Noonan, and others. In some recordings, the title is given as MRS. FOGARTY'S CHRISTMAS CAKE. Sometimes it is called "traditional."]


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 12:37 AM

A recipe, though not for food:

I'll take the leg from some old table
I'll take the arm from some old chair;
I'll take the stuffing from a sofa
And from a horse I'll get some hair (I'll get some hair)
And then I'll put them all together
With some staples and some glue
And I'll get more lovin'
From that Goddam dummy
Than I ever got from you!
    (Sung to Washington and Lee Swing)

and there's always:
"What are little boys made of?"

Some that are in the DT are "Bowl of Red", and "Momma's Soup SUrprise", but my bet for th least likely one is the SPanish Civil War song "Si Me Quieres Escribire":

(translation) If you want to eat your fill, good food and not too many pesos, On that bloody battlefield stands an inn where you are welcome.

At the entrance of this inn there waits a moor by name Mohammed, Who warmly greets you, "Hurry, hurry, rare and spicy food awaits you."

The first dish which they serve is hot grenades in quick succession, Followed by a burst of shrapnel, makes a meal you'll all remember."


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 03:31 AM

"Potatoes, you can mash 'em with zuchinni
Or boil 'em, and toss 'em in a salad...."
POTATOES, a round by Nancy Schimmel (Malvina Reynolds' daughter)


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: ced2
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 10:42 AM

Tom Lehrer's Irish Stew? The only problem is the need to have a baby brother to cut in two to make it... (I wonder do baby sisters provide the same flavour?) Then invite the neighbours in!


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 10:45 AM

yes - I took the tune from the sheet music at levy.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: rich-joy
Date: 09 Mar 04 - 06:54 PM

My partner's very-long-time-coming Food CD, that I mentioned in a September post, has finally gone to be mastered - I'll keep you posted ...

Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: rich-joy
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 08:50 PM

New concept CD of Recipe Songs!!!

Yes, finally released is : "A Taste of Good Music"!!!

10 very singable songs from long-time Aussie folkie, Paul Lawler, accompanied by the fabulous female Folk Harmonists "The Just Desserts"and great recipes too!!!

How it came about …
Paul says :   "Many years ago, my wife cooked a meal which I found so delectable that, being a singer/songwriter, I felt the dish was worth writing and singing about. I decided to create a song format which presented the ingredients and method of cooking such that a person could purchase all of the requirements and then prepare a meal, just by having these catchy – and of times humorous – songs in their head!! So, I began to collect favourite recipes from my friends and set them to music, marrying each recipe with a musical style that best fitted the feeling and flavour of the food."

… and when Paul says "many years ago", he's not kidding – it's been over 20 years since he first wrote "Rayner's Scallops" (c.1983, in Darwin) and then commenced collating and composing his companions' culinary creations!!   But he was so busy with other things in Life, that it's taken until now to finally release his first CD!!! However, it was definitely worth the wait – checkout his (and Mudcatter Richenda's) website at :
http://www.peculiarhand.com and their catchy new CD at : http://www.peculiarhand.com/pages/atogm.html
(30 sec grabs of all ten tracks)

Hope you now have as much fun singing and cooking as we have had!


Cheers! R-J
Down Under


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: rich-joy
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 09:19 PM

Oh, BTW, the ten tracks/recipes are :

1.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: rich-joy
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 09:30 PM

hhmmmm ... my post seems to have disappeared into cyberspace ...


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: rich-joy
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 09:43 PM

take 2 :

Oh BTW, the ten tracks / recipes are :


Corrie's Coconut Cabbage Soup

Rayner's Scallops

Sandy's Patent Leather Pie

Fillets of Sole, St Germain

Pork Fillets in Apple & Guinness Sauce

MP's Vegie Slice

Val's Cherries Jubilee

Throw It On the Barbie

Phil & Kylie's Sticky Date Pudding (with Toffee Sauce!)

Chendie's Meatloaf Blues


All are different styles of music and all are very memorable/singable – and all are great recipes!!!

So, Do check us out!


Cheers! R-J
http://www.peculiarhand.com/pages/atogm.html
        

NB   It makes the PERFECT Christmas present!!!


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: MMario
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 01:21 PM

I love sites that take PayPal! Thank You!


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Subject: Lyr Add: HOW TO MAKE GRAVY (Paul Kelly)
From: Helen
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 07:59 PM

Mine disappeared into cyberspace too, so I'll try again.

Paul Kelly
How To Make Gravy

Hello Dan, it's Joe here, I hope you're keeping well
It's the 21st of December, and now they're ringing the last bells
If I get good behaviour, I'll be out of here by July
Won't you kiss my kids on Christmas Day, please don't let 'em cry for me
I guess the brothers are driving down from Queensland and Stella's flying in from the coast
They say it's gonna be a hundred degrees, even more maybe, but that won't stop the roast
Who's gonna make the gravy now? I bet it won't taste the same
Just add flour, salt, a little red wine and don't forget a dollop of tomato sauce for sweetness and that extra tang
And give my love to Angus and to Frank and Dolly,
Tell 'em all I'm sorry I screwed up this time
And look after Rita, I'll be thinking of her early Christmas morning
When I'm standing in line

I hear Mary's got a new boyfriend, I hope he can hold his own
Do you remember the last one? What was his name again?
(Just a little too much cologne)
And Roger, you know I'm even gonna miss Roger
'Cause there's sure as hell no one in here I want to fight
Oh praise the Baby Jesus, have a Merry Christmas,
I'm really gonna miss it, all the treasure and the trash
And later in the evening, I can just imagine,
You'll put on Junior Murvin and push the tables back
And you'll dance with Rita, I know you really like her,
Just don't hold her too close, oh brother please don't stab me in the back
I didn't mean to say that, it's just my mind it plays up,
Multiplies each matter, turns imagination into fact
You know I love her badly, she's the one to save me,
I'm gonna make some gravy, I'm gonna taste the fat
Tell her that I'm sorry, yeah I love her badly, tell 'em all I'm sorry,
And kiss the sleepy children for me
You know one of these days, I'll be making gravy,
I'll be making plenty, I'm gonna pay 'em all back.


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: The Shambles
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 02:15 AM

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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: THE HAGGIS O' DUNBAR
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 06:45 AM

Hey, the Haggis o' Dunbar
   Fatharalinkum Feedle;
   Mony better, few war,
   Fatharalinkum Feedle.

   For to mak' this Haggis nice
   Fatharalinkum Feedle,
   They put in a peck o' lice
   Fatharalinkum Feedle.

   For to mak' this Haggis fat
   Fatharalinkum Feedle,
   They put in a scabbit cat,
   Fatharalinkum Feedle.

...and presumably you carried on adding as many revolting ingredients
as you could find rhymes for.

There's a tune for it from the late 18th century, about the same time
that C.K. Sharpe collected those words. Presumably only the first bit
is the song, the second half is an extension to turn it into a reel.

X:1
T:The Haggis o' Dunbar
S:Gow & Sons 2nd Repository
N:book has key signature A, but has accidentals on all the G's
N:except for the one in the last bar, which I regard as optional
Z:Jack Campin , October 2000
M:C|
L:1/8
K:A Mixolydian
e|{d}c>BAc    E/E/F (G2| G/)B/c    dG {=c} B2 GB|\
{d}c>BAc    E/E/E (A2| A/)c/d    ed    Tc2 A:|
c|   Ac/d/ eA cAeA    | GB/c/    dG {=c}TB2 GB|\
    Ac/d/ eA cAeA    | Ac/d/    ed    Tc2 Ac|
    Ac/d/ eA cAeA    | GB/c/    dG {=c}TB2 GB|\
    Tc>BAc    E/E/E A2|(a/g/f/e/) a>e    Tc2 A|]


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: melodeonboy
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 05:51 PM

Tonight I feel so happy, tonight I feel so gay
My mother's got a roly-poly pudding on the way
I see her put the suet in, the currants in as well
Tonight I'm having spotted dick, this story I must tell

I'm havin' a bit tonight etc.....


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Subject: RE: recipes in songs
From: Rowan
Date: 02 Oct 06 - 06:45 PM

I'm a little surprised that none of the British 'catters have reminded us of (to the tune of Pop goes the weasel)

Half a pound of Mandy Rice,
Half a pound of Keeler,
Mix it up and what have you got?
One sexy sheila!

Cheers, Rowan


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