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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 20 May 00 - 04:26 PM

Going back to my misspent youth in the late Pleistocene, there was a song called "Five Salted Peanuts."

One of my favorites out of the depression is "Beans, Bacon & Gravy", about being so poor that the only thing he can get to eat day in and day out, week in and week out, is beans, bacon and gravy. It is in the DT, I think.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: MMario
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 12:03 PM

*snicker*


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 31 Aug 01 - 05:12 PM

Cook with Honey sung by Judy Collins.

Friday Night Fish Fry.

Chittlin' Cookin' time in Cheatham County.

Someone mentioned Prairie Home Companion - - Powder Milk Biscuits theme.


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Subject: RE: food songs (refresh)
From: maire-aine
Date: 16 May 02 - 06:18 PM

Dear folks,

In this thread on March 15th, the following was posted: "Another author I enjoy Bert Williams wrote a song about food that I like to play. Well actually it's about the hazards of eating, it's called Some Little Bug Is Going to Find You.

"When you eat banana fritters, every undertaker titters and the casket makers nearly go insane." Bert Williams

Reggie Miles"

The line about banana fritters is not in the version posted in the DT. Reggie Miles if you are still there, or anybody, please would you kindly post or PM the rest of your lyrics.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 May 02 - 07:22 PM

"On Monday we had bread and gravy.
On Tuesday was gravy and bread.
On Wednesday and Thursday was gravy and toast. On Friday we went to the landlord
To get something else instead.
So on Saturday morn, just as sure as you're born
We had gravy without any bread."

And how about Dave Webber's "May Song" which is all about Mayo and Pasta:
"Summertime is here and past-o" and
Hail, hail the First of May-o"

Linn


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Jim Krause
Date: 16 May 02 - 07:38 PM

Y'know, Uncle Dave Macon seemed to sing quite a few songs about food, or songs that at least mentioned food. Some that come to mind are:
Jim


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: GUEST,ozmacca
Date: 16 May 02 - 07:48 PM

For my money - which you're not going to get 'cos I need it to buy those non-essentials like food and clothing - a song performed by the Corries called "Food Blues" says it all.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Jeri
Date: 16 May 02 - 08:34 PM

Batty, this one?

Wintertime is gone and past-o
Salads grace our plates at last-o
We shall to our waitress say
Please to bring us all a side of may...
o. Hail, hail, the taste of mayo
Salad dressing, go away-o
Noodles, burgers, fries or hay
Always taste best with a side of may

o




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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Lynn
Date: 16 May 02 - 10:39 PM

Couldn't scan the whole lot, but here's a couple that come to mind.

Guy Clark's 'Home Grown Tomatoes'

Greg Brown's 'Canned Goods'

Uncle Dave's 'Country Ham and Red Gravy' (I always used to call it 'The Hammy Song' till I learned otherwise).

Tasty thread!


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Linda Allen
Date: 16 May 02 - 11:56 PM

Hi, Folks - This is a great thread! I can add one of mine: Sally's Quiche from my CD, October Roses. I started a recipe songs thread some years back -- I'll see if I can find it. This song has the complete recipe. If it's not already posted, I'll add it.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Bearheart
Date: 17 May 02 - 08:18 PM

Well, being in a hurry I didn't check, but I'm guessing the posting by Joe Offer is the thread I came across some time ago all about the Coconut Song. I immediately shared it with my husband, who sings the first three lines to me regularly (in a very suggestive way, I might add) but who could not remember the rest of the song. If that is not the thread I remember, please look for it. everything you'd want to know about the song including lyrics.

In our house food and sex are definitely bedfellows. And definitely are both considered a route to ecstasy. Perhaps that's where the confusion is, since ecstatic states are a bit mindblowing?


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Subject: Lyr Add: HOW CAN I KEEP FROM EATING
From: GUEST,Judy Cook
Date: 17 May 02 - 08:36 PM

Thanks, Nancy, I learned this from Deb O'Hanlon years ago.

HOW CAN I KEEP FROM EATING
words: Russell Aminzade & Sandy Pilskin (Sandy Pliskin ?)
tune: Trad

My life goes on in endless flow of breakfast, lunch and dinner
I eat them all with gusto though they will not make me thinner
For eating brings me so much joy, and joy in life is fleeting
So while there's food still on my plate, How can I keep from eating.

Some chicken soup with matzoh balls will bring me peace and pleasure
An eclair or some chocolate cake brings joy no tongue can measure
Some broccoli with hollandaise would set my heart to beating
It sounds a rumbling deep within. How can I keep from eating.

I'm getting rather plump these days; I think I'll take up running.
To lose a meager pound or two takes self control and cunning
I've tried a million kinds of diets; they're all so self-defeating
I open up the pantry door - How can I keep from eating.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: GUEST,Wayne
Date: 17 May 02 - 08:37 PM

"Them Hog Liver Likers" by Mason Williams; "A Box of Candy and a Piece of Fruit" by Tom Paxton and Bob Gibson.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: GUEST,Judy Cook
Date: 17 May 02 - 08:47 PM

Not just "Green & Yellow", but all Lord Randall versions, including "The Wild, Wild Berry" with that great refrain...

'Tis far better, I entreat, to have toads for your meat
Than to eat of the wild, wild berry.

I learned it from Gwilym Davies who learned it from Ray Driscoll - I put it on my second CD with two other Lord Randalls.

What A Friend We Have in Cheeses
Little Bit of Cucumber
Sour Cream

...But while I film the world of fashion
I really have a secret passion
I spend all my cash on...sour cream...

So many wonderful food songs, but I'm getting hungry so I'll stop here. --Judy


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: DancingMom
Date: 17 May 02 - 08:53 PM

Was it Dave Van Ronk or someone else who sang, " I had ham, I had ham, I had HAM, AGAIN!"

My husband sings a silly one, "Little girls have pretty curls, but I like OREOS!"

One of my favorites is by Page Wilson and Reckless Abandon, from here in Richmond, who sings with gusto about a "Chicken Thigh":

I got a thang about a chicken thigh,
Bake, broil, barbecue, or fried.
It's a simple pleasure with a simple plan.
Clean to the bone with just one hand.

A chicken thigh has only one thigh bone,
takes a yard bird where it needs to go,
If you're a thigh man, the way I am,
Two thighs fit perfectly in you hands.

Clean to the bone with just one hand.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Mar 04 - 07:34 PM


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: rich-joy
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 09:16 PM

STOP PRESS!!!

for a great new CD of recipe songs from Mudcatters - checkout our website : http://www.peculiarhand.com/pages/atogm.html

and also the two current Mudcat threads from :

Recipes in Songs
and
New! catchy Folk Food CD - from Oz!


Thanks!

ENJOY!!!


Cheers! R-J
Down Under

(sorry, I'm still learning about internal blickies ...)


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 09:53 PM

"Old Blue" has a stanza

"Baked that possum Good and brown,
Leaving sweet potatoes round and round,
Saying Come on, Blue, You can have some too."

A great American culinary experience, celebrated in song, that this company is unlikely to have had. Likewise, has anybody here had groundhog?

"Up jumped Sam with a snigger and a grin,
Groundhog grease all over his chin."

Someone shot & cooked one in the commune I belonged to, but I was away at the time & missed it.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Pretense must be more perfect than performance. :||


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Bard Judith
Date: 27 Oct 05 - 11:34 PM

Re RJ's post - I'd buy the CD on the strength of the 30-second clip "Fillet of Sole St. Germain" alone.

Heck, I'd buy it solely (sorry!) for the line "Place your sole in fine array...."

LOVE acappella!


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: rich-joy
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 12:06 AM

Hey Bard Judith! - be our guest - please feel free to purchase our wonderful CD!!!!

LOL! :~)))

(and there are lots of other great lines! for example, in "Sticky Date Pudding", the gospel number : "We're on the road to salivation ...")


Cheers! R-J


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Subject: Lyr Add: HOT CHILI (from Steve Miller Band)
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 12:25 AM

HOT CHILI
by Tim Davis (as sung by the Steve Miller Band)

Sittin' here thumbin' through the pages of a magazine
The pages tell me come right away, you know what I mean
The air is so spacey, the ladies are lacey
And there is nothing you gotta do
But eat hot chili

Hot chili is groovy
After a movie or watching TV
But when you order
South of the border
Soon you see
It's hotter than noon
It will melt your spoon
So buddy, you better get ready
For eatin' hot chili
It's not silly
To eat hot chili

Passport in hand
I made my plan to get away
Hopped on a plane
Rode out of the rain the very same day
Soon as I landed
My wish it was granted
Lovely senoritas always drinkin' tequila, yeah, yeah, yeah
And eatin' hot chili
Eatin' hot chili
I love hot chili

Ooh I love it hot chili
Hot chili, ooh


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 28 Oct 05 - 12:53 AM

I'm not sure if this is really food, but....

SPAM
Monty Python

Lovely spam, wonderful spa-a-m,
Lovely spam, wonderful S Spam,
Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am,
Spa-a-a-a-a-a-a-am,
SPA-A-A-A-A-A-A-AM,
SPA-A-A-A-A-A-A-AM,
LOVELY SPAM, LOVELY SPAM,
LOVELY SPAM, LOVELY SPAM,
LOVELY SPA-A-A-A-AM...
SPA-AM, SPA-AM, SPA-AM, SPA-A-A-AM!


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: rich-joy
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 07:07 PM

sorry ... but in my post of the 27th about our new Food Songs CD just out, I forgot to mention that we do take PayPal.


AND that it's the perfect Chrissie Pressie for Food & Music Lovers!!!
:~)))


Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 07:28 PM

Don't you mean your 27th post?

:-P


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: rich-joy
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 07:54 PM

Well Robin, I think it's a case of : "if you've got it, (you HAVE to) flaunt it" - otherwise all that money spent and time/energy expended has been somewhat wasted ...

As you know, it's hard enough to make a living in these uncertain times - ya gotta use every tool in the box!!!


Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 08:31 PM

I had IT, but I think I lost it..


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Amos
Date: 29 Oct 05 - 09:51 PM

Here's a whole thread of them, including a parody on Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues, in this Song Challeenge.

Good laughs fondly remembered.


A


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 07:30 AM

OK, sometimes I get obsessed. These are all the food songs I can find at Mudcat. The name following each title is usually a performer, not necessarily the songwriter. I have deliberately omitted many songs that merely mention food, where food is not the main theme of the song.

30,000 POUNDS OF BANANAS, Harry Chapin
ALL THAT MEAT AND NO POTATOES, Fats Waller
ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP, Shirley Temple
APPLES IN WINTER, Debby McClatchy
AT THE CODFISH BALL, Mitchell, Pollack
BACON AND CABBAGE (I'm a savage for ...), Brenda Shine
BACON AND GREENS, Sam Cowell
BAKE THAT CHICKEN PIE, Uncle Dave Macon
BANANA SONG (Mama, will you buy me a banana), Trad. Irish?
BARBECUE, Paul Williams
BARNYARD DANCE, Martin, Bogan & Armstrong
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU EAT, Animaniacs
BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN, Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock
BISCUIT BLUES, Roy Book Binder
BLACK BEAN SOUP, David Soul
BLACK STRAP MOLASSES, Groucho Marx, Danny Kaye, Jimmy Durante
BOIL DEM CABBAGE DOWN, Fiddlin' John Carson, et al.
B-O-R-S-C-H-T, Peter Ostroushko
BOWL OF RED, Tom Russell
BOX OF CANDY AND A PIECE OF FRUIT, Bob Gibson and Tom Paxton
BREAD AND GRAVY, Hoagy Carmichael
BREAD AND MARMALADE, Music hall song
BREAD, Billy Jonas
BREAKFAST BLUES, Ronnie Levine
BREAKFAST IN MY BED ON SUNDAY MORNING, Harry Lauder
BUTTER AND CHEESE AND ALL / THE GREASY COOK, Sam Larner
BUTTERBEANS (Just A Bowl of Butterbeans), Little Jimmy Dickens
CANNED GOODS, Greg Brown
CHICK, CHICK, CHICK, CHICK, CHICKEN (LAY A LITTLE EGG FOR ME), Earl Oliver's Jazz Babies
CHICKEN A LA BLUES, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan
CHICKEN AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A BIRD, Cab Calloway
CHICKEN CORDON BLEUS, Steve Goodman
CHICKEN IN THE FRIDGE, Jeff Deitchman
CHICKEN IS NICE, Dave Van Ronk
CHICKEN LIPS AND LIZARD HIPS, Bruce Springsteen
CHICKEN ON A RAFT, Cyril Tawney
CHICKEN SONG, Jay Unger
CHITLIN COOKIN' TIME IN CHEATHAM COUNTY, Fiddlin' Arthur Smith
CHOC'LATE ICE CREAM CONE, Rose Maddox
CHOCOLATE SONG, Moira Austen
CHOCOLATE SONG, Zeke Hoskin
CHOCOLATE, Chenille Sisters
COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST, Christine Lavin
COOK ON A BARK
COOKING BREAKFAST FOR THE ONE I LOVE, Fanny Brice
CORNBREAD AND BUTTERBEANS, Carolina Sunshine Trio
CORNBREAD AND BUTTERMILK, Little Jimmy Dickens
CORNBREAD, 'LASSES AND SASSAFRAS TEA, Pee Wee King
CORNBREAD, MEAT AND MOLASSES, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
COULTER'S CANDY, Trad. Scots
COUNTRY HAM AND RED GRAVY, Uncle Dave Macon
CUP CAKES, Charley Drew
CUSTARD CREAMS, Les Barker
DIGGIN' MY POTATOES, Lead Belly
DINNER FOR ONE PLEASE JAMES, Coleman Hawkins
DON'T SLAY THAT POTATO, Tom Paxton
DON'T TOUCH ME TOMATO, George Symonette
EAT BERTHA'S MUSSELS, John Roberts and Tony Barrand
EAT ORGANIC, Emerald City Jug Band
FOOD PUN SONG, Chuck Brodsky
FORBIDDEN FRUIT, Oscar Brown, Jr.
FRIM FRAM SAUCE, Nat King Cole
GARDEN WHERE THE PRATIES GROW, John McCormack
GARLIC SONG, Ruthie Gorton
GET A LOAD OF THIS, R Crumb
GOOBER PEAS, Burl Ives
GOOD BUNCH OF BISCUITS, Jim & Jesse McReynolds
GRAVY AND BREAD, Grant Rogers
GREAT MEAT PIE
HENRY'S FISH AND CHIPS
HERRIN' AND POTATOES
HEY GOOD LOOKIN' (WHATCHA GOT COOKIN'), Hank Williams
HOKEY POKEY THE ICE CREAM SONG, Richard & Linda Thompson
HOMEGROWN TOMATOES, Guy Clark
HOW CAN I KEEP FROM EATING, Russell Aminzade & Sandy Pilskin
HOW MANY BISCUITS CAN YOU EAT, Stringbean
I ALWAYS COOK WITH HONEY, Valerie Carter
I ATE THE BOLONEY, Harry Lee
I EAT DINNER, Kate and Anna McGarrigle
I LIKE BANANAS (BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO BONES), Hoosier Hot Shots
I LIKE MOLASSES, Hank Penny
I NEED A LITTLE SUGAR IN MY BOWL, Bessie Smith
I WANNA HOT DOG FOR MY ROLL, Butterbeans and Susie
IN SWEET ONION TIME (I'LL BREATHE MY LOVE TO YOU), Duncan Sisters
JAMBALAYA, Hank Williams
JELLIED EELS, Lionel Bart
JENNY GET YOUR HOE-CAKES DONE
JUNK FOOD JUNKIE, Larry Groce
KITCHEN MAN, Bessie Smith
LEFTOVER BISCUITS, Roger Handy
LIME JELL-O MARSHMALLOW COTTAGE CHEESE SURPRISE, William Bolcom, Jan Morris
LITTLE BIT OF CUCUMBER, Harry Champion
LONE FISH BALL
MALTED MILK, Robert Johnson
MAMA DON'T WANT NO PEAS 'N' RICE 'N' COCONUT OIL, Count Basie
MAN WHO EATS MEAT EVERY DAY, Parody by Dónal Thompson
MEAT CUTTIN' BLUES, Hunter and Jenkins
MEATLESS DAY, Ernie Mayne
MISS FOGARTY'S CHRISTMAS CAKE, C. Frank Horn
MRS. REILLY'S PEACHES, Eugene Field
MY DAD'S DINNER PAIL, Harrigan & Braham
NAVY GETS THE GRAVY BUT THE ARMY GETS THE BEANS, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
NEW RESTAURANT, Malvina Reynolds
NORFOLK STIFF-RUMP or APPLE-DUMPLING EATER
OH THAT GORGONZOLA CHEESE, Harry Champion
ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI, Tom Glazer
ONE MEAT BALL, Ry Cooder
ONE MEATBALL, Josh White
ORANGE COCOA CAKE, Lou and Peter Berryman
OREO COOKIE BLUES, Lonnie Mack
PANCAKE RECIPE, John Kellermann
PASS THE BISCUITS, MIRANDY, Spike Jones
PEANUT-BUTTER SANDWICH, Shel Silverstein
PEPPERS AND TOMATOES, Ralph McTell
PLEASE PASS THE BISCUITS, Wiley Walker and Gene Sullivan
POLK SALAD ANNIE, Tony Joe White
POTCHEEN AND POTATOES, Julie Berrill
PRATIES THEY GROW SMALL
SEAFOOD SHOP CHANTYMAN'S SONG, Greg Trafidlo & Neal Phillips
SHOO FLY PIE & APPLE PAN DOWDY, Dinah Shore
SHORT'NIN' BREAD
SIDEMEAT AND CABBAGE, Little Jimmie Dickens
SOME HAE MEAT, Robert Burns
SOUP KITCHEN
SOUP, John McCutcheon, Si Kahn
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN, Jimmy Work
SWEET POTATOES
TATTIES AND HERRIN', Isla St. Clair
TRINITY CAKE, Trad. Newfoundland
TURNIP GREENS
TV DINNERS, ZZ Top
VICTORIA DINES ALONE, Tom Paxton
WE'LL EAT AGAIN, Watt Nichol
WHOEVER INVENTED FISH FINGERS, Leon Rosselson
WHO'S GONNA STEAL THE PEANUT BUTTER, Jimmy Buffett
WITH MY LITTLE STICK OF BLACKPOOL ROCK, George Formby
YES WE HAVE NO BANANAS, Silver, Cohn
YOU CAN'T GET MANY PIMPLES ON A POUND OF PICKLED PORK, Fred Terry
YOUR BISCUITS ARE BIG ENOUGH FOR ME, Bo Carter


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Scoville
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 10:07 AM

Without resorting to novelty tunes:

Old-time edibles that don't involve alcohol

How Many Biscuits Can You Eat?
Corn & Beans
Ida Red [even if it's not named for the apple]
Red Apple Juice
Greasy Meat [good tune, lousy title]
Sugar in the Gourd [both of them]
Tater Patch
Crow Black Chicken / Old Joe Clark/anything involving the "chicken pie" verse

Others

Wayne Hancock's "Smell that Bread"
Crabs in the Skillet

I'm not going to speculate on how many of those are actually about sex, in the tradition of old-time/country/rockabilly/bluegrass borrowing blues themes.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 11:12 AM

"Five pounds of 'possum in my headlights tonight"

Arkie mentioned "The Butterbean Song" [="Just a Bowl of Butter Beans"] that is sung in Mountain View, Arkansas at the Jimmy Driftwood barn

"Old Time Nutrition" sung by Lorre Wyatt on his Folk-Legacy recording

"McDonald's Kitchen" sung by Seamus Kennedy

"Ham and Eggs" sung by Lonnie Donegan

"Peanutbutter Jam" sung by Sandy Paton

"Box of Candy and a Piece of Fruit" sung by Bob Gibson


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Scoville
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 11:49 AM

We sing it "Fifty pounds of 'possum". Five pounds is the appetizer. Shish-kebab if you can get enough of them.



I hope to God I never actually see a fifty-pound possum, though. Yikes.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Scoville
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 11:56 AM

This isn't quite a food song, but Marti Brom has a great one called "Eat My Words", about love gone wrong. The chorus goes:

"Well, gimme a fork, gime a knife,
I'm gonna eat my words . . .
Yeah, sit me down, fill me up a platter,
Great big platter of that love chitter-chatter,
And if I need a drink on the side,
I'll take a little swallow of my pride."


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 12:02 AM

"Everything is food" from the Popeye movie with Robin Williams by Nilson., Not published as near as I can tell, or on the soundtrack recording. The only way to learn it is to play the movie over and over.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 04:55 PM

On the other hand you've got 'The Grey Coc-au-vin', 'Hang Down Your Head tandoori', 'The Unquiet Gravy', Alan Tyne of Marrow - et al.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: rich-joy
Date: 23 Mar 07 - 08:43 PM

from the links on my October 27th, 2005 posting above :

Chendie's Meatloaf Blues
Phil & Kylie's Sticky Date Pudding
Throw It On the Barbie
Val's Cherries Jubilee
MP's Vegie Slice
Pork Fillets in Apple & Guinness Sauce
Fillets of Soul St Germain
Sandy's Patent Leather Pie
Rayner's Scallops
Corrie's Coconut Cabbage Soup

all good, catchy, folkie, food songs!!!!!

... and yes folks, this CD is still available :~)))



Cheers! R-J
Down Under


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: GUEST,Rev
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 01:24 AM

Perhaps this is stretching a bit, because gum doesn't really count as food (and it's a TPA novelty song), but I've always loved "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight," if only for its very evocative title.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 24 Mar 07 - 11:27 AM

Grandpa Jones used to sing as ong called "Gooseberry Pie". Of course, Utah Phillips had a story about pie.............


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 09:06 PM

the I had ham song is by dan crow.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GET A LOAD OF THIS (Armstrong/Dodge)
From: Stewie
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 11:31 AM

And a classic from Robert Crumb's Cheap Suits:

GET A LOAD OF THIS
(Armstrong/Dodge)

My girlfriend's over but I sent her away
'cause she almost knocked the supper off my TV tray
Bring a loada'
RC Cola
TV Dinner
A plate of Twinkies
It takes a pink burrito
For to keep me clean
(For to keep me clean)

TV dinner is the meal that I'm lovin'
Take off the foil, 30 minutes in the oven
Bring a loada'
RC Cola
TV Dinner
A plate of Twinkies
It takes a pink burrito
For to keep me clean
(For to keep me clean)


Don't like no carrots, can't stand no peas
But a pack of Ding Dong bring me down to my knees
Bring a loada'
RC Cola
TV Dinner
A plate of Twinkies
It takes a pink burrito
For to keep me clean
(For to keep me clean)

Girlfriend's sweet, she ain't like no other
Let's me spend all day in front of that 24-inch color
Brings a loada'
RC Cola
TV Dinner
A plate of Twinkies
It takes a pink burrito
For to keep me clean
(For to keep me clean)

Only one thing makes me jump up and holler
TV breaks down during Bowling for Dollars
Get a loada'
RC Cola
TV Dinner
A plate of Twinkies
It takes a pink burrito
For to keep me clean
(For to keep me clean)

(Oh yeah)
(That's right)


--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: GUEST,PHINQUE
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 01:26 PM

"The Road Kill Cafe" has some interesting ideas on eating.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Rog Peek
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 02:39 PM

'Boiled Beef and Carrots'
'The Salt'


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 06:06 PM

Junk Food Junkie - from an old Dr. Demento album
One Meat Ball - Josh White & others
Acres of Clams - an old Seattle favorite (Remember Ivar's?)
Johnny McEldoo - The Clancy Brothers
Way Down Yonder in the Paw Paw Patch (assuming they're still edible)
Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?
Shoo-Fly Pie (and Apple Pan Dowdy)

Of course, if you lump drink in with food, it opens up a real Pandora's Box of possibilities....


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Subject: Lyr Add: TASTES LIKE CHICKEN (Austin Lounge Lizard
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Aug 08 - 08:34 PM

Transcribed from an archived radio program (and then I found it here). To hear it, click here and then advance to 00:24:43.

TASTES LIKE CHICKEN
Hank Card/Conrad Deisler/Gail Fisher/Eamon McLoughlin/Kristen Nelson Card/Tom Pittman/Boo Resnick

I have traveled round the world from Fiji to Nairobi,
Sampled the exotic fare from Chihuahua to the Gobi.
From Land's End to Helsinki and all points in between,
I've been fed the finest Finnish food and British haute cuisine

From the malts of Montezuma to the s'mores of Tripoli,
From the mints of Machu Picchu to the doughnuts of the deep Dead Sea.
Let me set you straight, my friends: it always seemed to be,
Mammals, fish, and reptiles all taste the same to me.

Chipped beef on toast, have a friend for pot roast,
Tender little piggy toes with a bit of Bordeaux,
French-fried mince pies right between the fish eyes,
Half-baked pound cake, Shake 'n Bake, and rattlesnake,

Slop, glop, (taste like chicken)
Gruel, drool, (taste like chicken)
Spumoni, baloney, (taste like chicken)
Taste like chicken to me.

Quattro formaggi in an ancient Tuscan palace,
Mystery meats impaled on sticks at the State Fair in Dallas,
Leaning towers of pizza and spaghetti bolognaise.
How I love thee, pu pu platter! Let me count the ways.

I've scouted out the finest kraut in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
I've filled a dish with gefilte fish with a Jew named Ole Yohnson,
The joys of vegan nut loaf with a side of lychee ramen.
From French nouveau to lutefisk, they all have this in common:

Alligator, Darth Vader skewered on a light saber
Burger topped with special sauce, a bit o' car exhaust
Hot corn, cold corn, bring along a demijohn,
Kumquats, Tater Tots, Devon cream with lots o' clots,

Stones, bones, (taste like chicken)
Slush, mush, (taste like chicken)
Hummus, pumice, (taste like chicken)
Taste like chicken to me.

Fillet of bunny when it's sunny is lip-smackin' good.
Monkey brains when it rains is my favorite food. [Pronounced to rhyme with "good"]
Artichoke is okey-doke with a slice of tongue.
Manatee's a dream to me, especially when it's young.

Catguts, rat butts, any-way-you-can nuts,
Groundhog, boiled dog, love a little legless frog,
Orange pop, gumdrops, Shari Lewis lamb chops,
Collard greens from New Orleans, Chianti and fava beans,

Blubber, flubber, (taste like chicken)
Masa, kielbasa, (taste like chicken)
Lizards, gizzards, (taste like chicken)
Taste like chicken to me.

Chalupas, pupas, (taste like chicken)
Cookies, Wookiees, (taste like chicken)
Soda, Yoda, (taste like chicken)
Order, chaos, (taste like chicken)
Dopey, Grumpy, (taste like chicken)
Donner and Blitzen, (taste like chicken)
Democrats, Republicans, (taste like chicken)
Betty, Veronica, (taste like chicken)
Taste like chicken to me.

[From the Austin Lounge Lizards' album "Strange Noises in the Dark," Blue Corn Music CD 303, 2003.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: A PINK PORK CHOP AND A GRILLED LINK ...
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 02:35 PM

Food songs, ok...

A Pink Pork Chop And a Grilled Link Sausage    Bradley, Rivett & Hauenstein

A (C)Pink
Pork (Am)Chop(Am7)(Am)
And a (F)Grilled Link (C)Sausage,
There's (F)no bare (G)space on my (C)plate.(F) (C)
A (G)Pink
Pork (Am)Chop(Am7)(Am)
And a (F)Grilled Link (C)Sausage,
Yes, (F)I'm a (G)meat repro(C)bate. (F) (C) (G)(hold)

(E)I was weaned on (Am)corned beef hash
'Cause (F)mother's milk gave (G)me a rash.
(F)Now it's meat that (C)I a(Am)dore,
(F)Just call me a (G)carnivore! (G7)

A (C)pink
Pork (Am)Chop(Am7)(Am)
And a (F)Grilled Link (C)Sausage,
(F) I just (G)cannot tell a (C)fib, (F) (C)
A (G)Pink
Pork (Am)Chop(Am7)(Am)
And a (F)Grilled Link (C)Sausage,
(F) I'd kill a (G)cow for Prime (C)Rib. (F) (C) (G)(hold)

(C)Meat…(Am7) (F) (G)
(C)Meat…(F) (C) (G)
(C)Meat…(Am7) (F) (G)
(C)Meat!(F) (C) (G) (hold)

(E)Suck the marrow (Am)from a bone,
(F)Wear Mesquite (G)as a cologne
(F)Can't relate to (C)herbi(Am)vore
(F)What the hell are (G)their teeth for?(G7)

A (C)pink
Pork (Am)Chop (Am7)(Am)
And a (F)Grilled Link (C)Sausage,
(F) I don't (G)mean to cause dis(C)dain. (F) (C)
A (G)pink
Pork (Am)Chop (Am7)(Am)
And a (F)Grilled Link (C)Sausage,
(F)I've got meat (G)products on the (C)brain!

(E)Wheat germ and (Am)soy(Am7)(Am)
Were (F)never a (G)joy,
And (E)veggies were (E7)never a (Am)treat.(Am7)
My (F)love of crus(C)tacian
(F)Ended in frus(C)tration,
(Am) Let (F)me(G) eat
(C)Mea(Am7)ea(F)ea(G)eat,
(C)Mea(Am7)ea(F)ea(G)eat,
(C)Mea(Am7)ea(F)ea(G)eat,
(C)MEAT!! (F) (C)

written by Scott Bradley, John Rivett & Jan Hauenstein, December 2004

janhauenstein@gmx.de


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Subject: Lyr Add: SEAFOOD DEPARTMENT BLUES
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 02:36 PM

Got one more

Seafood Department Blues    (Hauenstein, Henriksen, Otto & Barrett)

(C)Woke up this (F)morning,
(C)Blues swimming (G)in my (C)head.
(F)Smelt something (C)funny,
Had a (E)flounder (E7)in my (Am)bed. (F) (G) (C) (G7) (C)

Well, I woke up this (E7)mornin'
With a crus(A7)tacean in my shoes,
No shad, man! (F)Woke up this (C)mornin'(C/B)
With a (Am)lobster where I (Am7)didn't (G6)choose.(G)
(F)Sleepin' behind the (C)fishmart
Givin' me them (F)Seafood De(G)partment (C)Blues. (F)
(G) (C) (G7) (C)

I had clams in my pa(E7)jam's
And (A7)grouper in my BVDs,
(F)Seven bivalves in my (C)sleepwear,(C/B)
(Am)Givin' me a (Am7)seven (G6)seize. (G)
(F)Seafood Department (C)Blues, now,
(F)Like to bring me (G)to my (C)knees. (F) (G)

(C)And I found some (E7)caviar,
Da (Am)bass, dey laid some (F)eggs,
I (E)found dem oh so (Am)tasty
At da (F)bottom of mah (G)legs. (F) (C) (F) (G) (C)

Met a shark in the (E7)dark,
We (A7)had us a whale of a time,
And them (F)jellyfish made a (C)mighty fine (C/B)dish,
They´re (Am)seven dozen (Am7)for a (G6)dime.(G)
(F)Seafood Department (C)Blues,
(F)Sure feels (G)like a (C)crime. (F) (G)

(C)Down in Fishmart (E7)Alley
'S a barra(Am)cuda with a (F)gun,
(E7)Stickin' up the (Am)tourists
And (F)tuna'n' up for other (G)fun,
(F)Kelpin' hisself to other´s (C)goodies 'n
(F)Sellin' seaweed (G)by the (C)ton. (C7) (F) (Fm) (C) (F) (G) (C) (G7) (C)

written by Jan Hauenstein, Gene Henriksen, Joanne Otto and Tom Barrett,
no rights reversed.

A smelt is a small lake fish found in the great lakes.(Tom B)
A bivalve is a mollusk, such as an oyster or a clam, that has a shell consisting of two hinged valves.

Music Goettingen, 28 August 2004

janhauenstein@gmx.de


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: MEAT HATS (Bradley/Hauenstein/...)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 02:39 PM

Almost forgot this one, goes to the tune of Blackbird

Meat Hats    Music Lennon/McCartney/Words Bradley/Hauenstein

(G)Meat Hats (C)worn by a (G)friend of mine
I am (A7)sure he's (Am7)mad, he (A°)thinks he's di(Em)vine,(C)
(G)Boy, (A7)be (C)wise,(Cm)
Your (G)Haute (A7)Couture is (C)only (D7) drawing (G)flies.(C)(G) (A7) (D7/4)

(G)Meat Hats (C)worn by a (G)friend of mine
Have a (A7)ten day(Am7) exipi(A°)ration (Em)date.(C)
(G)I'm (A7)i(C)rate.(Cm)
His (G)bacon top hat decom(A7)poses (C)at a (D7)rapid (G)rate.

(F) (C) (Dm)Bad (C)Meat (Bb)Hat, (C)
(F) (C) (Dm)Bad (C)Meat (Bb)Hat, (A7) (hold)
Walking with (D7)him,
Better walk up(G)wind.
- Instrumental verse -

(F) (C) (Dm)Bad (C)Meat (Bb)Hat, (C)
(F) (C) (Dm)Bad (C)Meat (Bb)Hat, (A7) (hold)
After ten (D7)days
Smelling awf´ly (G)bad.(C)

(G)Meat hat stinking in the (C)dead of (G)night,
10 days (A7)old, gives (Am7)off an (A°)eerie greenish (Em)light,(C)
(G)Shines (A7)all (C)night,(Cm)
(G)´Nuff to give old (A7)grandpa´s ghost (C)one hell (D7)of a (G)fright,
(C)Shinin´ (G)like a (A7)bacon in the (D7)wee hours of the (G)night,
(C)Grandpa´s (G)ghost will (A7)piss his pants a(D7)gain al(G)right.(C)(G)

© Music Lennon/McCartney
Words Scott Bradley/Jan Hauenstein


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janhauenstein@gmx.de


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Feb 11 - 07:47 PM

Harry Champion (1866-1942), British music-hall star, recorded several songs about food:

A Little Bit of Cucumber
Boiled Beef and Carrots
Good Old Yorkshire Pudding
Home Made Sausages
Hot Meat Pies, Saveloys and Trotters
I Want Meat
Let's Have a Basin of Soup
Standard Bread
That Gorgonzola Cheese


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: GUEST,open mike
Date: 27 Feb 11 - 01:41 PM

I did not have time to read nearly 150 entries but did think of these...maybe listed already..

When Did We Have Sauerkraut? – by Peter & Lou Berryman
Homegrown Tomatoes – Guy (and Susanna) Clark
Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow – Trad.
Chocolate – Christine Lavin
Cold Pizza for Breakfast – Christine Lavin
Potatoes – Cheryl Wheeler
Applesauce – Christopher Smith


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Feb 11 - 01:48 PM

Watching the Apples Grow – Stan Rogers
Farmer Song – Gary Fjellgaard(?)
“inch by inch, row by row” – The Garden Song – David Mallett
Banana Slug String Band has several:
Dirt Made My Lunch and others

John McCutcheon has a song about Soup..
and there is a song about The Wonderful Soup Stone – Shel Silverstein?
Apples and Bananas
Red Red Wine
Miss American Pie (is that food?)
I remember hearing a line about Apple Pan Dowdy [="Shoo-Fly Pie"]...in a song about the south
That's What I Like about the South...has ham in it too
Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
Guy Clark – "Texas Cookin'"
we sang a song at camp about Fried Eggs, Ham and Baloney and After the Macaroni We'll Have Pizza

Banana Boat Song – “come Mr. Tally Man tally me banana daylight come and me wanna go home” – Harry Belafonte


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 27 Feb 11 - 01:58 PM

My "We Go Together" has a fair bit of (human and bee!) food in it - http://walkaboutsverse.webs.com/#109


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