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Stevebury Lyr Req: My Nellie's Mince Pies / ...Blue Eyes (20) My Nellie's Mince Pies 20 Feb 20


My dad used to sing a nonsense song about 'My Nellie's Mince Pies'. I'm wondering whether anyone else has heard of it.

My Nellie's mince pies,
Oh it's my Nellie's mince pies.
   They use 'em in France
   To hold up their pants.
My Nellie's mince pies.

. . .
They use 'em in Spain,
To keep off the rain.
. . .

And clearly you can make up your own verses from there. But I'm curious: who else has sung this song? and what verses did you learn?

A Google search turns up a single reference, from 'The Wrinkle of the University of Michigan' vol. 9, issue 3 (1901).
"Keep up the singing meetings! They are the best yet. We shall need them all the more after the football season is over. Sing poplar songs; learn the 'Yellow and Blue'; get acquainted with the other good ones; trill that one about “My Nellie’s Mince Pies,” if necessary. But Sing!"

-- Stevebury


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