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Origins: kettle boils over

Mo the caller 17 Mar 12 - 08:31 AM
Paul Burke 17 Mar 12 - 11:32 AM
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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?

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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.

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