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food songs

Susan A-R 15 Mar 99 - 09:37 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 15 Mar 99 - 07:00 PM
Jo Taylor 15 Mar 99 - 06:47 PM
Cap't Bob 15 Mar 99 - 04:48 PM
Roger in Baltimore 15 Mar 99 - 02:37 PM
Roger in Baltimore 15 Mar 99 - 11:50 AM
reggie miles 15 Mar 99 - 10:11 AM
Felipa 15 Mar 99 - 10:01 AM
Alistair Robb 15 Mar 99 - 09:46 AM
Dani 15 Mar 99 - 08:31 AM
skw@worldmusic.de 15 Mar 99 - 07:51 AM
catspaw49 15 Mar 99 - 02:44 AM
j0_77 15 Mar 99 - 02:28 AM
Allan Samuels 15 Mar 99 - 02:00 AM
Night Owl 15 Mar 99 - 01:59 AM
Roger in Baltimore 14 Mar 99 - 11:35 PM
alison 14 Mar 99 - 11:14 PM
14 Mar 99 - 10:08 PM
Susan A-R 14 Mar 99 - 08:49 PM
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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Susan A-R
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 09:37 PM

Wow! You've got me thinking now. Does anyone know the MotherFolkers song about chocolate? Also, seems to me that Greg Brown also does one about his grandmother putting a taste of summer in jars. (CANNED GOODS) John McCutcheon wrote a watermelon song with a pretty memorable spitting chorus. (WATERMELON)


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 07:00 PM

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE, Jimmy Buffett.

JUNK FOOD JUNKIE, which is in the database.

THE BOAR'S HEAD CAROL.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 06:47 PM

I LIKE BANANAS (BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO BONES)

I don't like your peaches 'cos they're full of stones
I like bananas because they've got no bones
Don't give me tomatoes, can't stand ice cream cones
I like bananas because they've got no bones
No matter where I wander with Mary, Jean or Anna
I want the world to know that I love my banana
Cabbages and onions, bring me out in moans
I like bananas because they've got no bones


Why can my memory retain stuff like that?
Jo


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 04:48 PM

I think that would have to be "The Tomato Vendetta". My second choice is "Green and Yeller". I did that one today for a group of 5th grade students and they just loved it.

Cap't Bob


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Subject: Lyr Add: BREAKFAST BLUES^^
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 02:37 PM

I knew there was one lurking in my cranium that wanted to be found. I had to throw that other trash out first to uncover it.

The song is "Breakfast Blues." Performed by Trout Fishing in America.

You give me hard eggs in the morning,
Cheese omelet you go.
You give me such hard eggs in the morning,
Cheese omelet you go.
You hot butter grit your teeth and bare it,
I donut love you anymore.
(Get that glazed look off'a your face).

Ham bacon you to leave me,
I never sausage misery.
Ham bacon you to leave me,
I never sausage misery.
You treated me so ungrapefruitly,
You gave me raisin to be free.
(Orange juice ashamed of yourself?)

What do you eggs benedict me to do girl?
I got muffin left to say
(You butter come up with somethin'.)
What do you eggs benedict me to do girl?
I got muffin left to say.
You left such a waffle toast in my mouth,
You biscuit out of town today.
(Ain't gonna leave the home fries burning for ya.)

Repeat the first verse changing the last line.
"Ain't gonna quiche you anymore"

I love the blues, I love food, and I love terrible puns. Here it is!!! All wrapped up in one song. What a blessing!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 11:50 AM

More songs come to mind. Greg Brown used to sing a song called "Slow Food." Rod Mc Donald has a song about "Corn" that he's not recorded, but he occasionally does in concert.

Roy Blount, Jr. has a series of food poems that just beg for music, "How I love to eat an oyster, nothin's slicker, nothin's moister." This one ends with "I prefer my oysters fried, 'cause then I know my oyster's died."

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: reggie miles
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 10:11 AM

There are a couple of songs that I sing at almost every show. I have a regular Friday evening gig at a little Cajun style restaurant so food songs seem to be appropriate. They were written by a very good friend, Robert Oneman Johnson, who hails from Iowa City. The first is Supper Time and the other is Life's Too Short. 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


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Felipa
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 10:01 AM

SOME LITTLE BUG IS GOING TO FIND YOU (it's in the DT), SWEET POTATOES, GOOBER PEAS, MAIL MYSELF TO YOU
if feeling really silly: ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI or BOILED BEEF AND CARROTS
I recall a foody verse to Row row row your boat which begins Hoe, hoe hoe your wheat


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Alistair Robb
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 09:46 AM

There's an extremely rude song called 'The Cucumber Song' by a guy that went out under the name of Ivor Biggun and the Red Nosed Burglars. He made the British charts back in the seventies with a song called the Winkers song (misprint) and he had other choice numbers such as 'I've Farted' 'My Brother's Got Piles' and heaps of others. I was at "that" age when I got hold of the album and it made a great impression on me. If anyone is interested in the lyrics...I was so impressed I still remember most of them.


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Dani
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 08:31 AM

GREEN AND YELLOW / YELLER / YALLER


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: skw@worldmusic.de
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 07:51 AM

COLCANNON?
And please, Night Owl, who wrote the Watermelon Song (if indeed it's the one about eating a watermelon, with all manner of 'non-verbal' action)? A friend sings it but has forgotten the author, and it's not in the DT - not under this title, anyway. - Thanks, Susanne


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 02:44 AM

Uh, that's like an interesting thought there Roger. I mean I have rarely if ever confused sex with a Hostess Ho-Ho...but sure, it could happen.

Perhaps if I were married to a woman that worked in a butcher shop, we might refer to it as carnal knowledge. I do remember one time I was on a diet and suddenly leaped out of bed and acreamed, "Christ, I gotta' have a bowl of cottage cheese!" When I returned, the girl was gone. Always figured that was her loss though, since I brought back two bowls. And then there was the confusion that one evening about the salmon mousse, but we got that cleared up and had a high old time. Women don't like to be compared to food in any way, even things that I consider complimentary. So I learned to stick to the tried and true metaphors, like, "Your eyes shine the pants on a blue serge suit."

But I'll keep on reading this thread in the hopes that I'll get some new ideas to use with Karen. We got lots of kids and damn near no time for us, so food HAS replaced sex in some ways...so I guess I do see your point.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: j0_77
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 02:28 AM

CARVE DAT POSSUM (Uncle Dave Macon)


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Allan Samuels
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 02:00 AM

First from the PozoSeco Singers the "DIET SONG"

Then I once heard a wonderfull song that told the receipe for beet borscht in rhythm, rhyme, and melody. It was on NPR and that's all I remember.....that and laughing so hard I nearly drove off the road.

Allan


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Night Owl
Date: 15 Mar 99 - 01:59 AM

"THE WATERMELON SONG" and Staines recording of "SWEET POTATOES".


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 14 Mar 99 - 11:35 PM

If you punch in @food in the DT, you get 135 listings including my favorite food song, "Home Grown Tomatoes" written by Guy Clark.

Some others that come to mind are "THE CHICKEN CORDON BLEUS" by Steve Goodman and a song by Chuck Brodsky called aptly enough "The Food Song."

An old blues song is "Biscuits" which is a double entendre, possibly not about food at all. It probably is no surprise to you Susan that sex and food get mixed up in our minds. We are definitely wired that way.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: food songs
From: alison
Date: 14 Mar 99 - 11:14 PM

Hi,

Weird Al Yankovic..... Eat it... and Lasagne....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: food songs
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Date: 14 Mar 99 - 10:08 PM

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME


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Subject: food songs
From: Susan A-R
Date: 14 Mar 99 - 08:49 PM

[Many song titles in this thread have been converted to links by a Mudelf.]

Since two of the major joys in my life are food and music (well there are others, but we've already explored them quite thoroughly under a few other threads) I thought I'd ask for favorite mudcatter food songs. I know that there are a lot on the database, but I want to know which ones you all LIKE. Too bad it's difficult to sing and eat at the same time.

Susan


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