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Foods that remind you of songs!

Dave the Gnome 11 Sep 21 - 02:41 AM
Senoufou 11 Sep 21 - 03:53 AM
Dave the Gnome 11 Sep 21 - 04:18 AM
Tattie Bogle 11 Sep 21 - 11:54 AM
pattyClink 11 Sep 21 - 05:06 PM
Tattie Bogle 11 Sep 21 - 05:42 PM
GerryM 11 Sep 21 - 10:50 PM
Steve Shaw 12 Sep 21 - 05:35 AM
Dave the Gnome 12 Sep 21 - 06:12 AM
Dave Hanson 12 Sep 21 - 07:08 AM
GUEST,Kenny B (inactive) 12 Sep 21 - 07:20 AM
Tattie Bogle 12 Sep 21 - 07:28 AM
Dave the Gnome 12 Sep 21 - 07:56 AM
mayomick 12 Sep 21 - 01:28 PM
gillymor 12 Sep 21 - 03:39 PM
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GUEST,Some bloke 14 Sep 21 - 02:56 AM
Dave the Gnome 15 Sep 21 - 03:34 PM
The Sandman 15 Sep 21 - 05:32 PM
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gillymor 15 Sep 21 - 06:06 PM
The Sandman 16 Sep 21 - 02:23 AM
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Subject: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Sep 21 - 02:41 AM

I often have a cup of tea and a satsuma after a meal and every time I do, Suzanne by Leonard Cohen pops into my head.

Anyone else have similar associations?


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Senoufou
Date: 11 Sep 21 - 03:53 AM

Is that the song that goes, "...gives me tea and oranges that come all the way from China..." ?
What a lovely idea for a thread Dave! Songs go through my head quite a bit, and food often 'triggers' them.
My neighbour always has a tin of sweets on her coffee table, and that song "Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey" springs into my head each time she offers me one.
When I put the Birds Eye frozen peas into the pan for our Sunday lunch, I find myself imagining them wanting to escape from the boiling water. "Peas release me, let me go!" :)


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Sep 21 - 04:18 AM

That's the one, Sen, and that's the idea :-)


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 11 Sep 21 - 11:54 AM

Do you have any crumpet reminder songs, Sen? I thought they were your speciality!
My grandchildren always ask for the "cup of tea song" when we're out in the car: it's on an ancient CD of "Children's Favourites" - the song in question is actually "Right said Fred"!


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: pattyClink
Date: 11 Sep 21 - 05:06 PM

Pasta Fazool. Makes the moon hit my eye!


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 11 Sep 21 - 05:42 PM

That’s amore!


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: GerryM
Date: 11 Sep 21 - 10:50 PM

Not so much a food, as a meal – when I'm making my lunch, chances are I'm singing Lunch Is A Many-Splendored Thing, or Lunch Be A Lady Tonight, something like that.


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Sep 21 - 05:35 AM

Just one Prosecco
Give it to me...

(I sing that every Sunday evening at approx. 6.30...)


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Sep 21 - 06:12 AM

I just nabbed post 1778 on another thread because it reminded me of a song. Who knows which one?

Not food so I guess we should open up to other things that remind us of songs :-)


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 12 Sep 21 - 07:08 AM

' The Hard Cheese of Old England ' from the great Les Barker.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: GUEST,Kenny B (inactive)
Date: 12 Sep 21 - 07:20 AM

Tuna the Food of My Soul


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 12 Sep 21 - 07:28 AM

On top of spaghetti, all covered in cheese.......
Every time we have meatballs!


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Sep 21 - 07:56 AM

On the man pages for tunefs in Unix for many years

You can tune a file system but you can't tune a fish


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: mayomick
Date: 12 Sep 21 - 01:28 PM

Down by the Liffey Side -"we got the whiff of fish and chips"


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: gillymor
Date: 12 Sep 21 - 03:39 PM

Whenever we have one of my favorite meals, blackeyed peas with okra and cornbread, I sing that verse from Goin Down the Road Feeling Bad (aka Lonesome Road Blues)-

Got me way down in jail on my knees,
That old jailer won't give me enough to eat,
Feeds me on cornbread and peas lord, lord,
And I ain't gonna be treated this away.

Then there's Crow Black Chicken with the chorus-

Crow black chicken crow for day,
Crow black chicken fly away,
Crow black chicken crow for day,
I like chicken pie.

Always reminds of my mother's chicken pie topped with her homemade biscuits.


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: GUEST,pattyClink
Date: 13 Sep 21 - 09:12 PM

And the immortal "(Momma don't Allow Nobody) Fishin' for Chicken". OMG, I was going to link to the lyrics in Mudcat but it's not there! Who knows it?


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: GUEST,Some bloke
Date: 14 Sep 21 - 02:56 AM

When I crack open a bottle of beer, I catch myself singing;

Baa Baa Black Sheep have you any beer?
Yes sir, yes sir, I’ve got some here.

The final chorus goes;

Yer me best pal, you know that? Hic!


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 03:34 PM

I hope the beer is Black Sheep, Bloke :-)


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 05:32 PM

As recorded by Gracie Fields:

I like a nice cup of tea in the morning,
For to start the day, you see!
And at half past eleven,
Well my idea of heaven
Is a nice cup of tea!

I like a nice cup of tea with my dinner,
And a nice cup of tea with my tea,
And when it's time for bed,
There's a lot to be said
For a nice cup of tea!

Some folks put much reliance
On politics and science;
There's only one hero for me!
Its praise we should be roaring,
The man who thought of pouring
The first boiling water onto tea!

I like a nice cup of tea in the morning,
For to start the day, you see!
And at half past eleven,
Well my idea of heaven
Is a nice cup of tea!

I like a nice cup of tea with my dinner,
And a nice cup of tea with my tea,
And when it's time for bed,
There's a lot to be said
For a nice cup of tea!

I like a nice cup of tea with my dinner,
And a nice cup of tea with my tea,
And when it's getting late,
Almost anything can wait
For a nice cup of tea!


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: The Sandman
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 05:38 PM

The Roast beef of old Englandhen mighty Roast Beef was the Englishman's food,
It ennobled our veins and enriched our blood.
Our soldiers were brave and our courtiers were good
Oh! the Roast Beef of old England,
And old English Roast Beef!

But since we have learnt from all-vapouring France
To eat their ragouts as well as to dance,
We're fed up with nothing but vain complaisance
Oh! the Roast Beef of Old England,
And old English Roast Beef!

Our fathers of old were robust, stout, and strong,
And kept open house, with good cheer all day long,
Which made their plump tenants rejoice in this song—
Oh! The Roast Beef of old England,
And old English Roast Beef!

But now we are dwindled to, what shall I name?
A sneaking poor race, half-begotten and tame,
Who sully the honours that once shone in fame.
Oh! the Roast Beef of Old England,
And old English Roast Beef!

When good Queen Elizabeth sat on the throne,
Ere coffee, or tea, or such slip-slops were known,
The world was in terror if e'er she did frown.
Oh! The Roast Beef of old England,
And old English Roast Beef!

In those days, if Fleets did presume on the Main,
They seldom, or never, return'd back again,
As witness, the Vaunting Armada of Spain.
Oh! The Roast Beef of Old England,
And old English Roast Beef!

Oh then we had stomachs to eat and to fight
And when wrongs were cooking to do ourselves right.
But now we're a… I could, but goodnight!
Oh! the Roast Beef of Old England,
And old English Roast Beef!
the above song was the inspiration for the parody
Hard times of old England

which les barker subsequently parodied
with Hard cheese of old England


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: gillymor
Date: 15 Sep 21 - 06:06 PM

Here's an obvious one- Chicken Cordon Blues by the late, great Steve Goodman. The verse that sparks my memory is "We bought 10 pounds of brown rice, and 5 more of beans and 10 pounds of Granola and you know what that means, I'm just a regular fellow with the Chicken Cordon Blues" because those are all staples in our house.


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 02:23 AM

A LITTLE BIT OF CUCUMBER
(Written by T.W. Connor)
Harry Champion


I was weaned on cucumber
And on my wedding day,
Sitting down to supper when
The guests had gone away,
My old darling said to me,
"You must be hungry, Joe!
What is it you fancy?" I
Said, "Fancy! Don't you know?"

I went flying in the air
With my old college chum.
Suddenly he said to me,
"We're bound for kingdom come!
Is there anything on your mind
Before you wear a crown?"
I began to shake and said,
"Write this confession down:

To the Lord Mayor's Banquet I
Got in one foggy day.
When I saw the grub it took
My appetite away:
"Sparrowgrass" and chaffinches,
And pigs-head stuffed with jam!
I said to the waiter there,
"You don't know who I am!"

Sev'ral years of married life
Have brought me lots of joys.
I don't know how many girls,
I think it's fourteen boys.
When the last one came to town
It nearly turned my head.
It was marked with a cucumber,
And the fust words that it said,

Were:

CHORUS:
"I like pickled onions,
I like piccalilli.
Pickled cabbage is alright
With a bit of cold meat on Sunday night.
I can go termartoes,
But what I do prefer,
Is a little bit of cu-cum-cu-cum-cu-cum,
Little bit of cucumber."


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: The Sandman
Date: 16 Sep 21 - 02:37 AM

Sausages remind me of the German Musiciane and food reminds me of this
.The Shortest Story
Harry Chapin
I am born today
The Sun burns a promise
In my eye
Mama strikes me
And I draw a breath and cry
Above me a cloud
Slowly tumbles through the sky
I am glad, to be alive
It is my seventh day
I taste the hunger
And I cry
My Brother and sister
Cling to Mama's side
She squeezes her breast
But it has nothing to provide
Someone weeps, I fall asleep
It is twenty days today
Mama does not hold me
Anymore
I open my mouth
But I am to weak to cry
Above me a bird slowly crawls across the sky
Why is there nothing
Now to do but die?
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Harry F. Chapin
The Shortest Story lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: The Sandman
Date: 17 Sep 21 - 03:33 AM

Herrings, shoals of Herrings, Herrings head,
Smokies remind me of Around the Harbour town


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: The Sandman
Date: 17 Sep 21 - 04:25 PM

Colcannon.The Little Skillet Pot
Dave the Gnome, an Irish delicacy, have you tried it? I know you are a man of the world , with a taste for catholic cuisine


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: GUEST,John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 17 Sep 21 - 07:42 PM

Pancakes piled up 'til they reach the sky
Song from Disney short Mickey and the Beanstalk. nusic finicula finuli.


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 Sep 21 - 02:52 AM

Fish,
reminds me of Its not much fun being a Gnome
Miles Wootton.
^^
THE GNOME

I'm sitting in the garden in my little Noddy suit
With a sparrow on me fishing rod and frog spawn in my boot
Oh it's tiddling down with rain, I've got water on the brain,
But I'll sit here by the pond like King Canute.

The kids have knocked my nose off, and my boots are getting thin,
And the way that they all treat me here, it really is a sin.
And there's a pigeon I can see, he's aiming straight for me,
And the gardener strikes his matches on my shin.

Well, long ago I used to be a king upon a throne.
I met a wicked fairy and she turned me into stone.
And that is why I'm sitting in this garden all alone.
It's not much fun being a gnome.

I'm sitting here a fishing but these fishes never bite.
And anyway it's been so long I've lost my appetite,
Oh it really is a strain, here's that pigeon back again.
Has anybody got some dynamite.

There's a doggy comes to see me every evening after tea,
I used to wonder why he was so very fond of me.
And then I found out why, it hit me in the eye.
Have you ever been mistaken for a tree.

My earhole's full of cobwebs and my doublet doesn't fit.
Sitting on this toadstool well I feel a proper twit.
And the way that they all treat me here it makes me want to spit.
And it's not much fun being a Gnome.

But I'll sit here in the garden in my little Noddy suit.
With a sparrow on my fishing rod and tadpoles in my boots.
Oh it's piddling down with rain, I've got water on the brain.
But I'll sit here by the pond like King Canute, RULE BRITTANIA!
I'll sit here by the pond like King Canute.


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 18 Sep 21 - 03:26 AM

When we were kids we used to add the following to "From me to you" by the Beatles

If there's anything that you want
   Fish and chips
If there's anything I can do
   Pass the salt

And that connection is still there! :-)


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: The Sandman
Date: 18 Sep 21 - 01:14 PM

Meat Pies, remind me of Notts County, Football song.
I had a wheelbarrow, but the wheels came off, goes to the tune of Old Smokey,
ACCORDING TO THE 1954 DEFINiTION OF FOLK SONG, It is a FOLK SONG
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhA_siVcSVo


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 18 Sep 21 - 06:48 PM

One of our sadly deceased friends used to have his own version of "Leezie Lindsay": in the verse that says "My name is Lord Ronald Macdonald" he would substitute for the next line "A burger and French fries for me".


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 Sep 21 - 01:00 AM

Tattie Bogle
A good example of turning a good song into junk.
it might be amusing the first time, but becomes as predictable, then tedious rather like the remarks about toast, eventually it becomes puerile and ruins the song


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Sep 21 - 11:25 PM

Songs about certain drinks are too numerous to mention, but whenever I make anything involving beans and rice, Ghafoor's Bus by the Young'uns pops into my head.


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 20 Sep 21 - 12:33 AM

Unnamed GUEST, please give yourself a moniker and stick with it when you post here, if you aren't going to join. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Foods that remind you of songs!
From: GerryM
Date: 20 Sep 21 - 04:52 AM

Rice and Beans is a song by Utah Phillips. Recording. Also recorded by Priscilla Herdman, didn't find it online.


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