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Lyr Req: Chokit on a Tattie

31 Oct 06 - 10:59 AM (#1873036)
Subject: Chokit on a tattie
From: GUEST,BeaJay

I was trying to remember this the other day from when I was a kid, but forgotten most of it :-(
Friend of mine was saying her primary school kids had to change the words as they had to take a pill and get well, no longer allowed to die.
Political correctness has definately gone too far.


31 Oct 06 - 11:21 AM (#1873056)
Subject: RE: Chokit on a tattie
From: JulieF

We had one about eating a peanut - , die, go to heaven, go to hell, come back and eat another peanut - tune of my darling clemitine
J


31 Oct 06 - 12:05 PM (#1873087)
Subject: RE: Chokit on a tattie
From: Scrump

So it's not PC to even die now, is it?

Well s*d 'em, I fully intend to die when I'm good and ready, and I defy those b*gg*rs to stop me!

:-)


31 Oct 06 - 12:11 PM (#1873093)
Subject: RE: Chokit on a tattie
From: Scotus

The Tattie Soup Song is in the repertoire of Artie and Cilla's 'Singing Kettle' show - I'm fairly sure they have a web-site with lyrics.

Jack


31 Oct 06 - 06:25 PM (#1873378)
Subject: RE: Chokit on a tattie
From: Artful Codger

Scrump, you'd better immolate yourself, or the sods will go cryogenic on your arse and clone you. ;-}


31 Oct 06 - 06:38 PM (#1873384)
Subject: RE: Chokit on a tattie
From: Bill D

f**k PC censorship!


31 Oct 06 - 06:50 PM (#1873393)
Subject: RE: Chokit on a tattie
From: GUEST

Greentrax Recordings released a CD earlier this year with the title "Chokit on a tattie".
Recordings from the School of Scottish Studies Archives.
(Pre-PC days reordings of kids and adults singing their songs of childhood!)
CDTRAX 9022.
www.greentrax.com

Recommended!


31 Oct 06 - 09:36 PM (#1873519)
Subject: RE: Chokit on a tattie
From: Effsee

That was me by the way, sans cookie!
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01 Dec 06 - 02:24 PM (#1897689)
Subject: chokit on a tattie
From: Bea-Jay

I asked about this some time ago, but it seems to have got lost somewhere.
This is a childrens' song that I can't remember all the words for. I do know that a local school has decided that dieing is not PC and now the singer has to take a pill and get well!
hope someone can help this time, thanks

P.S. any other kids songs (preferably Scots or Doric) very welcome.


01 Dec 06 - 02:28 PM (#1897699)
Subject: RE: chokit on a tattie
From: Effsee

A CD of that very name is available from Greentrax Recors in Edinburgh. Check out their website.


01 Dec 06 - 02:42 PM (#1897708)
Subject: RE: chokit on a tattie
From: MMario

"singing Kettle" does it according to an earlier thread.

the only lyrics I've been able to find about a tattie or a tattie scone is:


Posted: 06 Dec 2005 at 03:16
    Last night there was a murder in a fish shop
    A wee dug stole a haddie bone
    A big dug tried tae take it aff her
    So ah hit it wi' a tattie scone

    The wee dug ran tae tell its mammy,
    It's mammy wisnae in,
    It took a look through the window,
    An' this it what it seen:

    Her false teeth were lying on the table,
    Her curly wig was lying on the bed
    And she was sitting in the old armchair
    Screwing aff her widden leg.


10 Jun 10 - 11:23 AM (#2924639)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chokit on a Tattie
From: GUEST,sara

when i was in priamry school the tattie soup song was:

i chokit on a tattie, a tattie
i chokit on a tattie, a plate o tattie
plate o tattie plate o tattie soup!

my motherphoned for the doctor the doctor
my mother phoned for the doctor
because of the tattie cos o the tattie
cos o the tattie soup!

then.

the doctor said im deeing

they put me in a coffin

the minister said hes prayer

they took me up to heaven

the angels gave me supper

and what did i get for my supper, supper
and what did i get for my supper.... aaaa plate o tattie plate o tattie plate o tattie soup!!

xxxxx


10 Jun 10 - 12:14 PM (#2924669)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chokit on a Tattie
From: Matthew Edwards

The Scottish Tobar an Dualchais website has a recording of Stanley Robinson singing this song.

Matthew


10 Jun 10 - 01:22 PM (#2924730)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chokit on a Tattie
From: Crowhugger

Thank you for that link, I could spend all day noodling about the site exploring songs, stories. Almost did...but the dogs need walked.


10 Jun 10 - 01:30 PM (#2924743)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chokit on a Tattie
From: Jim McLean

Just out of interest, in Paisley where I was born and grew up, near Glasgow, we never pronounced the word 'tattie'. It was always 'tottie' as in 'tottie scone', or 'a stane o' totties'.


10 Jun 10 - 02:38 PM (#2924806)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chokit on a Tattie
From: Matthew Edwards

How on earth did I come up with Stanley Robinson????

I meant Stanley Robertson, of course, whose double CD College Boy is definitely on my wishlist.

Sorry for the senior moment!

Matthew