Origins: kettle boils over
Subject: Origins: kettle boils over|
From: Mo the caller
Date: 17 Mar 12 - 08:31 AM
Happy St Pats day.
I have heard it said that the line about the kettle Boiling over in the song The Frost is All Over, refers to an illegal still, and boiling over would produce a lot of tell-tale steam, so be a disaster.
Is this groundless speculation?
Subject: RE: Origins: kettle boils over|
From: Paul Burke
Date: 17 Mar 12 - 11:32 AM
My mother used to sing:
The kettle boiled over
And scalded poor Rover
And left a dark mark on his back without care.