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Lyr Req: Irish Jubilee cake a-piece.

GUEST,Leslie Butler 09 Feb 18 - 03:02 PM
GUEST,kenny 09 Feb 18 - 03:28 PM
Snuffy 10 Feb 18 - 09:08 AM
GUEST,Leslie Butler 10 Feb 18 - 11:42 AM
GUEST,kenny 10 Feb 18 - 03:33 PM
Snuffy 10 Feb 18 - 04:24 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 10 Feb 18 - 05:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Irish Jubilee cake a-piece.
From: GUEST,Leslie Butler
Date: 09 Feb 18 - 03:02 PM

In ‘The Irish Jubilee’, there’s a line “Rise up and give us each a cake a-piece” which is obviously a pun, but I can’t work out what on. 'piece of cake' reversed is possible, I suppose, but that doesn't really work. Can anyone expound?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish Jubilee cake a-piece.
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 09 Feb 18 - 03:28 PM

"a-piece" = "each"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish Jubilee cake a-piece.
From: Snuffy
Date: 10 Feb 18 - 09:08 AM

"One each a-piece all-round"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish Jubilee cake a-piece.
From: GUEST,Leslie Butler
Date: 10 Feb 18 - 11:42 AM

Thanks both, but that's the straight meaning. Almost every other line in the song features a pun or other play on words, and it's that that I'm trying to figure out. Presumably there was some phenomenon or popular commodity that sounded like cakeapiece. But what?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish Jubilee cake a-piece.
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 10 Feb 18 - 03:33 PM

I don't think so - it is what it is. You're looking for something that's not there. Please yourself. Nothing more to add.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish Jubilee cake a-piece.
From: Snuffy
Date: 10 Feb 18 - 04:24 PM

At a pinch it could be "cake o' peace"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish Jubilee cake a-piece.
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 10 Feb 18 - 05:01 PM

"a cake apiece" is equivalent to "a piece of cake" - dat's the bun! Atishoo!

Regards


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