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Old 05-08-2019, 09:13 AM
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Cowboy Junkies, "Cold Tea Blues"

If I pour your cup, that is friendship
If I add the milk, that is manners
If I stop there, claiming ignorance of taste
That is tea

But if I add the sugar to satisfy your expectant tongue
That is love
Sitting untouched and growing cold
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:25 AM
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:49 AM
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(Skinny) Elvis did the great "Polk Salad Annie": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4csFnpZXek

where polk salad is really "poke sallet".


And another Buffett one could be "Tin Cup Chalice", where he drinks red wine and sings:

"Gimme oysters and beer
For dinner every day of the year
And I'll feel fine...
I'll feel fi-ine"
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:54 AM
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There's some old English music hall numbers

Boiled Beef and Carrots

A Little Bit of Cucumber


My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock

And one I've just heard of, but the words and music seem to be lost:

Pulling My Rhubarb Out

This brings to mind a nice bit in an otherwise fairly forgettable novel by J. B. Priestley, Let The People Sing, set in the late 1930s. Part of its events, involve the tribulations of a highly learned central-European professor: a refugee in the UK, from the expanding Third Reich -- a thoroughly benign guy, but of an extremely serious and solemn disposition. He is befriended by an English comedian, from very much the down-market end of that profession. While very grateful for the assistance, he can't help musing in the course of the unlikely friendship; on the oddity of the English -- a great people who have achieved so much -- having such a passion (notwithstanding the abundance of themes for highly worthy versification) for foolishly infantile songs about food. He's often forced to the conclusion: "A very strange people".
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:35 PM
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A thousand bottles of beer on the wall
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:36 PM
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Jimmy Buffett: I Will Play for Gumbo

I don't smoke, I don't shoot smack
But I got a spicy monkey ridin' on my back.
Don't eat beignets, too much sugar and dough,
But I will play for gumbo
Yes, I will play for gumbo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbt1RtXNDsQ
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:41 PM
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Chitlins con Carne


The original instrumental by Kenny Burrell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0flneNfaQ


Stevie Ray Vaughan's cover.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJiyY5mh5zI
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:34 PM
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Here is one that both the Band and the tune are about food.

Squirrel Heads and Gravy done by Leftover Salmon

Another one I like (but can't find a copy of) is Martin Mulls "Eggs" off the album Mulling Around
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What's That Tastes Like Gravy? by King David's Jug Band
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Ice Cream Man - Van Halen


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Back in the mid 70's one of my younger siblings had a record that all the songs were about food. "Popcorn" was on there, as was "Big Rock Candy Mountain".

But the song we really got a kick out of was a tune called "My Cake". With lyrics like "First I wiggle, then I wake, then I rise, to make my cake".

The song went on with this dweeb bragging how great his cake was. It was a hoot. Wish I could find a copy to post.

-Pete
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Rock Candy - Montrose


Pk - I had Popcorn and this Rock Candy on deck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtDO3qBo72M
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There's some old English music hall numbers

Boiled Beef and Carrots

A Little Bit of Cucumber


My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock

And one I've just heard of, but the words and music seem to be lost:

Pulling My Rhubarb Out

And another such -- the World War I favourite "I Do Like A S'nice S'mince S'pie"

(whose chorus includes:
"I don't like lamb, ham or jam
And I don't like roly-poly")

https://monologues.co.uk/musichall/s...pince-Spie-htm

The above link, to the lyric -- trying to achieve one to a musical version, defeated my poorish computer skills.
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Pk - I had Popcorn and this Rock Candy on deck.
It's that weird "My Cake" song I'ma lookin' fer.
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Then there's Cut the Cake by Average White Band. I don't think they're really singing about cake, though.

Ode To Billy Joe mentions blackeyed peas, biscuits, and apple pie.
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Billy Joel's Piano Man mentions tonic and gin, drinks for free, and beer.
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Old 05-09-2019, 09:42 AM
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And another such -- the World War I favourite "I Do Like A S'nice S'mince S'pie"

(whose chorus includes:
"I don't like lamb, ham or jam
And I don't like roly-poly"
Speaking of which, Roly Poly was a song by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys:

"Roly Poly, eatin' corn and taters
Hungry every minute of the day
Roly poly, gnawin' on a bisquit
Long as he can chew it it's ok"

https://youtu.be/zKMtLWEWYZI
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i love Roly-Poly! Even though you couldn't get away with lyrics like "daddy's little fatty" these days.
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Billy Joel's Piano Man mentions tonic and gin, drinks for free, and beer.
Making love to a tonic & gin, and a microphone that smells like a beer...does not seem to be an ode to food....
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It's that weird "My Cake" song I'ma lookin' fer.
Good luck on your quest!
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Pass the Wine (Sophia Loren) - The Rolling Stones


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Sangria Wine - Jerry Jeff Walker


Another wine song...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT6BzKftZkE
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Jimmy Buffett: I Will Play for Gumbo

I don't smoke, I don't shoot smack
But I got a spicy monkey ridin' on my back.
Don't eat beignets, too much sugar and dough,
But I will play for gumbo
Yes, I will play for gumbo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbt1RtXNDsQ
I wonder if Jimmy was talking about a

Rad Gumbo by little feat
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Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band


You know I like my chicken fried
Cold beer on a Friday night
A pair of jeans that fit just right
And the radio on...

Sweet tea, pecan pie and homemade wine
Where the peaches grow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9hOMetw7qI


My KFC should be here any minute.
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Money Night In New Orleans by Kermit Ruffins. Good thing beans and Orleans rhyme.

Way down in New Orleans,
the land of dreams,
Big juicy pig tails
in a pot of red beans,
on Monday night in New Orleans.

Trivia time: This was originally a tune for a song called "Christmastime in New Orleans," but Ruffins liked the music so much he wrote lyrics to it that could be sung any time of year.

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Dude just wants a tuna fish sandwich...

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Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: Gimme That Wine and Home Cookin'

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The Flirtations on their CD "Three" have a song called "Food Chain" in which they mention various foods and also declare that "tofu's not a food." I could not find a youtube link for the song.
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Wild Mountain Honey - Steve Miller Band


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Pecan Pie - Golden Smog

One More Cup Of Coffee - Bob Dylan

Malted Milk - Robert Johnson

Hot Tamales And They're Red Hot - Robert Johnson

Heinz Baked Beans - The Who
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Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll - Louis Armstrong

Also: Jelly Roll - Joe Bonamassa.
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I've always thought that "Jelly Roll" means marijuana in Jazz/Blues lingo. But for some that's of course food, too.
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The Tool song Die Eier Von Satan, which sounds like it should be a Nazi rally speech or something, is actually just a recipe for sugar cookies.
Sugar cookie sounds so neat and harmless, but the special ingredient is "eine Messerspitze türkisches Haschisch" ("a pinch of Turkish hashish").
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Polk Salad Annie,
Gator's got your Granny
(Chomp. Chomp, chomp, chomp.)
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On a more urbane note:

Quote:
Some find it pleasant dining on pheasant.
Those things roll off my knife.
Just serve me tomatoes and mashed potatoes.
Give me the simple life.
"The Simple Life" by Rube Bloom and Harry Ruby
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I've always thought that "Jelly Roll" means marijuana in Jazz/Blues lingo. But for some that's of course food, too.
Actually, it's 20s black slang for genitals.
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Canned Ham - Norman Greenbaum


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I passed this thread by a few times - there are a lot of qualifying songs. But then I remembered, I can take the opportunity to try to introduce other dopers to Dat by Pluto Shervington. One of the truly great little known records. I remember a BBC DJ explaining very seriously (possibly because much of Dat is impenetrable) that the song was about Rasta Ozzy's attempts to buy pork, which a true Rasta cannot eat (this was hot news in 1975, you realise). What some BBC inclusion officer had failed to figure out was that Pluto was trying to save money by buying pork ("dat ting dere"), so that he would be able to afford some weed. So I'm charmed by the memory of a - uh - incomplete cultural lecture form the BBC.

At the end of a long list of purchases offered by the butcher boy:

(Alright what 'bout de pork?)
Hush your mouth, mind mi brethren hear
Sell I a pound, of dat ting dere


Anyway, give it a listen. You'll be glad you did. Hijack over.

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