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Glasgow TMSA annual soup-song

GUEST,GC 17 Nov 13 - 10:07 AM
GUEST 18 Nov 13 - 09:47 AM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 18 Nov 13 - 12:51 PM
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Subject: Glasgow TMSA annual soup-song
From: GUEST,GC
Date: 17 Nov 13 - 10:07 AM

Hi all,, a reminder, for the Glasgow TMSA annual soup-song. At AvantGarde, King St, Glasgow. Sunday 1st December at 2.45pm with free soup and music/singing session. Come and warm up winter with a soup-song . free entry although donations accepted. the session is preceded by the St Andrews Glasgow Ballad Workshop at 1pm


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Date: 18 Nov 13 - 09:47 AM

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Subject: RE: Glasgow TMSA annual soup-song
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 18 Nov 13 - 12:51 PM

Perhaps someone else can recall this better than I can, but at the back of my mind there's a memory of an Irish song about soup.

It celebrates the time of the potato famine when, it is said certain Protestants opened soup kitchens for the starving poor. The catch was, or so it was claimed, because I can't find any truth in it, that you had to convert to Protestantism before they'd give you any. Hence the saying "Taking the soup", referring to anyone who'd forsaken the Catholic religion.

Anyway, some bright spark wrote a song about this in which one guy took a single spoonful of the stuff and, hey presto, it instantly turned him into a Protestant.

If I think hard enough and long enough, I might be able to remember where I heard it.


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