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Lyr Req: I Like Molasses (and other molasses songs

Parson 14 Sep 00 - 12:48 AM
Dale Rose 14 Sep 00 - 12:55 AM
MMario 14 Sep 00 - 08:55 AM
Parson 14 Sep 00 - 08:59 AM
tar_heel 14 Sep 00 - 10:36 AM
MMario 14 Sep 00 - 10:49 AM
Parson 14 Sep 00 - 04:06 PM
Jim Dixon 25 Jun 03 - 09:36 PM
Charley Noble 26 Jun 03 - 08:33 AM
EBarnacle1 26 Jun 03 - 05:28 PM
Nigel Parsons 27 Jun 03 - 07:40 PM
Nigel Parsons 27 Jun 03 - 07:42 PM
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Nigel Parsons 27 Jun 03 - 07:56 PM
GUEST,Big Jim from Jackson 28 Jun 03 - 04:47 PM
Charley Noble 28 Jun 03 - 04:57 PM
GUEST,Dave 21 Mar 08 - 11:04 AM
Jack Campin 21 Mar 08 - 02:54 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Apr 08 - 01:08 AM
GUEST,Bob Çoltman 03 Jun 08 - 10:22 AM
Jim Dixon 04 Jun 08 - 01:21 PM
Jim Dixon 04 Jun 08 - 08:18 PM
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Subject: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: Parson
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 12:48 AM

This is NOT a request for lyrics. Rather it is a request, yes or no, if you have ever heard this silly song.

My Dad used to sing it to us kids as a joke, usually at breakfast, (not a good idea). I never knew if it was something he made up, or if it went farther than that. Has anyone ever heard of this song.

I know all the words to the one verse he always sang. If there is more than one verse, then yes, I would like to know them.

Randall


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: Dale Rose
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 12:55 AM

But you need to tell us what those words are ~~ that helps jog the memory. All I can come up with is "Molasses, molasses, it's icky sticky gooey, it always sticks to you." Doubt that I will ever come up with more than that, at least not without help.


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: MMario
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:55 AM

Can't recall that I ever heard anything about "I Like Molasses" - but would LOVE to see the lyrics...


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: Parson
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 08:59 AM

OK, here goes, but don't say I didn't warn you!
I LIKE MOLASSES

I like molasses,
Good old country sorghams,
Eat 'em in the Summer & the Fall
When they get so full of flies,
They resemble raisin pies,
That's the way I like 'em best of all!

Line Breaks <br> added.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: tar_heel
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 10:36 AM

WELL, I'VE HEARD IT! And I still remember a verse that goes:

I went to see my sweetie; it was just the other day,
And she about had supper ready, and put it to me to stay.
She didn't have no 'taters; didn't have no beans;
Just a jug of 'lasses was all she had to eat.
'Cause she likes 'lasses, good ol' country sod.
She eats 'em in the winter and the fall.
Now when they trickle down her chin,
Shucks, I just lick 'em off again,
'Cause that's the way I likes 'em best of all!

Another verse, I just remembered goes:

Grandma's eyes are fading, and she can't hardly see.
What falls in her 'lasses, not a darn cares she.
Grandpa's teeth are missing, every single one,
And when he eats his 'lasses, he just smacks 'em with his gums.
'Cause he likes 'lasses, good ol' country sod.
He eats 'em in the morning and the fall.
Now in the winter when they freeze,
And he can get 'em out with ease,
Now that's the way he likes 'em best of all!

***I remember hearing this when I was a kid...recorded by ARTHUR SMITH and the CRACKERJACKS (Charlotte, NC). Then there was the famous story told on TV by the late SENATOR SAM ERVIN (D-NC)(also of Watergate fame)... A guest in his home asked for some molasses, at breakfast. Senator Sam, being a country boy from the western mountains of N.C., replied, "Well, you just eat your 'lasses. Then you can have some mo' 'lasses! Hope this helps you all find what you are looking for!

DANG SANDYTOES! Get away from my 'lasses! Stop! Get away! They are mine!


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: MMario
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 10:49 AM

yee-haw! can't wait to see this when verses are collected together!


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: Parson
Date: 14 Sep 00 - 04:06 PM

Well, Tar Hill, how about that. All I ever knew was that one verse or I guess it is the chorus. I wouldn't doubt that my Dad heard it from Arthur Smith. He would like that sort of thing. Thanks for filling me in. I had no idea there was any more to it.

Randall


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Jun 03 - 09:36 PM

A song called 'LASSES, recorded by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith and His Crackerjacks, appears on the current CD "Have a Little Fun," 2002. It is also sung by Reno & Smiley on "On the Air," 1996.

Sorry, I couldn't find any lyrics or a sound file.


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 08:33 AM

This song was one of our favorites from the country/western radio station back in the early 1950's. Used to drive my mother nuts when we'd sing it.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 05:28 PM

Charley got there first. It was a popular radio song in the early to mid 50's. I vaguely remember a 'girl group' singing it as we drove out to State College PA in '54 to visit my cousin who was finishing his PhD out there.


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 07:40 PM

Black Strap Molasses & Wheat Germ Bread
Danny Kaye, Groucho Marx, Schnozz, &c.,


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 07:42 PM

For other references see This Thread

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 07:46 PM

Molasses, icky sticky

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 07:56 PM

Molasses, it's icky sticky goo,
Composed: Lary Clinton
Copyright 1950
This site

Nigel


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Subject: Lyr Add: I LIKE MOLASSES
From: GUEST,Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 04:47 PM

I learned the following three verses of the song from a fellow in northwestern Arkansas.

Everybody has some food that they like best,
Somethin' that they're fond of, more than all the rest.
Mine is black molasses. They really are the stuff.
I eat 'em morning, noon, and night. I never get enough,
'Cause I like molasses, good ol' country sorghum.
I eat 'em in the summer and the fall.
Get 'em hot and get 'em spread On a big hunk of short'nin' bread,
That's the way I like 'em best of all!

I went to see my sweetie just the other day.
She had supper ready; wanted me to stay.
She didn't have no 'taters; didn't have no meat.
Just a big black jug of molasses was all she had to eat.
'Cause she likes molasses, good ol' country sorghum.
She eats 'em in the summer and the fall.
When they trickle down my chin, I let her lick 'em off again;
That's the way I like 'em best of all!

Grandpa's teeth are missin', ever' single one.
When he eats his molasses, he smacks 'em with his gums.
And Grandpa's eyes are failin'. He can't hardly see
Just what's in his molasses, but never a care gives he.
'Cause he likes molasses, good ol' country sorghum.
He eats 'em in the summer and the fall.
When they get so thick with flies They resemble raisin pies,
That's the way he likes 'em best of all!

This would be an easy song to put other verses on. It's great fun to sing it. The fellow I learned it from was a Native American and worked for a natural gas pipeline company. He was visiting another pipeline worker whose name was Ralph "Bones" Gentry in Jackson, Missouri. Bones was about the finest person in the world. His house was open every weekend to pickers from everywhere. I hope the above is useful.


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: Charley Noble
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 04:57 PM

Thanks so much, Big Jim!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: GUEST,Dave
Date: 21 Mar 08 - 11:04 AM

I remember this song from an old Charles Kuralt "On The Road" film where they documented a folkways festival.   They showed cane being pressed an d an old man sung this song.


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Subject: RE: Silly Song, 'I Like Molasses'
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Mar 08 - 02:54 PM

Tune? It looks very much like the "I love a sausage" song created by Scottish kids as a parody of Harry Lauder's "I love a lassie".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 01:08 AM

I LIKE MOLASSES, sung by Hank Penny, appears on the album "King of Hillbilly Bebop," 2003. I got this from a sound sample:

Now both my pa and ma, they like 'lasses too,
And pa says they're the only friend that'll stick to you.
Well, when they eat their molasses, they sure are a stuck-up pair.
They get in my papa's mustache and in my mama's hair,
But they just crazy 'bout 'lasses, good ol' country sorghum.
They eat 'em in the summer and the fall.
They just set there an' they sop an' sop.
Man, I think they'd never stop.
That's the way they like 'em [best of all].

The Online 78 rpm Discograpy project lists these recordings with "Molasses" in the title:
BLACK STRAP MOLASSES, Danny Kaye et al., 1951?
BLACK STRAP MOLASSES, Tex Williams, Capitol 1700, 1940s?
I LIKE MOLASSES, Hank Penny's Radio Cowboys, Vocalion 5380, 1939.
MOLASSES MOLASSES, Beatrice Kay, Columbia 39028, 1950.
MOLASSES MOLASSES, Ed Wiley and His After Hours Band, Sittin' In 582, 1950?
MOLASSES MOLASSES, Ella Fitzgerald, Decca 27255, 1950.
MOLASSES MOLASSES, Galli Sisters, National 9128, 1950.
MOLASSES MOLASSES, Jan August, Mercury 5504, 1950?.
MOLASSES MOLASSES, Judy Valentine, MGM 10824, 1950.
MOLASSES MOLASSES, Lenny Carson, Discovery 531, 1950.
MOLASSES SUPPER BLUES, George Hannah, Paramount 13048a, 1930.
MOLASSES, Bob Howard and His Rhythm, Atlantic 852, 1947.
SLOW AS MOLASSES, Jungle Town Stompers, Okeh 8686, 1929.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MOLASSES, MOLASSES (IT'S ICKY STICKY GOO)
From: GUEST,Bob Çoltman
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 10:22 AM

I think the original request was answered with "I Like Molasses" above. But as "Molasses, Molasses (It's Icky Sticky Goo)" has been mentioned; here it is, with story attached.

The song was composed by Larry Clinton, 1950 and released in 1950 by Lenny Carson and the Whiz Kids on the Savoy subsidiary Discovery. According to the great "Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else" blog at http://musicyouwont.blogspot.com/2007_11_01_archive.html, "Molasses, Molasses (It's Icky Sticky Goo)" features a sped-up group of adult singers masquerading as a children's chorus ... the adult voices somehow take on [a] slightly creepy quality. Your ears know something is wrong--the voices are too perfect, pitch-wise, and too robotic. And too sped-up-sounding. ... I wonder if we've discovered the first fake-speed children's chorus in disc history? ... This is a question that cries out to be answered."

Spike Jones & His City Slickers recorded it with additional lyrics by Eddie Maxwell, also apparently using the speed-up technique so it sounds like children singing. The Jones version can be heard at http://youtube.com/watch?v=LIFAAYqdASQ, from which the following words come.

A couple of lines aren't clear (to me at least, I'm in a noisy environment today), and I'd appreciate help in straightening them out from anyone who'll give a listen to the YouTube version.

Thanks, Bob


MOLASSES, MOLASSES (IT'S ICKY STICKY GOO)
By Larry Clinton, 1950.

1. There was a man named Fred who loved to stay in bed,
When by and by they wondered why, they found out he was dead,

CHORUS: Molasses! Molasses! That icky sticky goo!
Molasses! Molasses! It always sticks to you.

2. A man lost his (dog?) Pete, and passed him as a treat? [?on the street]
So for a while you'll see his smile on someone else's feet.

3. There was a man named Matt who tried to milk a cow,
He never knew it was a bull. It doesn't matter now.

4. A trombone man named Moore could follow any score,
But now he's done, he followed one into a revolving door.

5. I dreamed of shredded wheat, I ate and ate till dawn,
When I awoke it was no joke, my mattress was half gone.

6. A (silver?) player named Jeff was famous at the (mat?)
But with Spike Jones his (? stones), it was something that he et.

7. One night I nearly froze without my heavy clothes,
(Sneezes) I'm breathing through the nose. (sneeze) nose.

8. You ought to learn this song without a bit of fuss,
In other words, be like the birds, and sing along with us.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 01:21 PM

I tried following the URL you gave, and YouTube says, "We're sorry, this video is no longer available." In fact, I got the same message when I clicked on several other videos mentioned on that page. What's up with that?

It's a shame. I like Spike Jones and would have loved to hear that song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 08:18 PM

I finally got the video to work for me.
And now I have these lyric corrections to make:

2a. A man lost his false teeth, and hasn't found a trace.
2b. So for a while you'll see his smile on someone else's face,
3b. He never knew it was a bull. It makes no diff'rence now.
6a. A tuba player named Chet was famous at the Met. [=Metropolitan Opera?]
6b. But with Spike Jones his pear-shaped tones are from something that he et.
8a. You all have learned this song without a bit of fuss.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses
From: GUEST,Chuck Creekmore
Date: 21 Mar 09 - 08:59 AM

My dad sang this as well to me, just two verses, at breakfast of course! Ah, Dad's , you got to love em!

I like Molasses, good ole' country sogrum,
I like them in the winter and the fall.
When they drip down granpa's chin, he just licks them off again,
that's the way he likes best of all.

I like molasses, good ole' country sogrum,
I like them in the winter and the fall,
When they get so full of flies,
Grandma thinks there rasin pies,
that's the way she likes em best of all.

I always wondered where he had heard that song.
Thanks to all who contributed, and thanks for the internet!

He was born in 1916, in Pine Knott, KY. In the 60's I he would sing this at the breakfast table to get a laugh out of me.

It still works when I think of him, and that silly song. :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses
From: GUEST,Ger Bruens
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 08:44 AM

Hello, We had this record back home when I was a kid, and I was very happy to find it here and the link to you tube. I think I may have a better version of the second part:

A man lost his false teeth
and has´nt found a trace,
so for a while you see his smile
on someone elses face.

Does this make sense?

g.n.bruens@tudelft.nl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses
From: Joe_F
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 03:53 PM

What do moles like to lick?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses
From: GUEST,leaflady
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 12:30 AM

I just logged on today (7-24-10) to see if there was any info on this song, which a boy named David Sadler sang a couple times to our 7th grade class in 1958 in Detroit, Mich. David moved at the end of the term, I've never heard the song since, but obviously liked it. These are the words I remember:

Most everybody likes some food the best
One thing that they're fonder of than all the rest
Mine's plain molasses, I think it's the stuff
I eat in night and morning and I never get enough
Cuz I like molasses, good ol' country sorghum
And I sops 'em in the summer and the fall
Get it hot, get it spread, on a big hunk of shortnin' bread
That's the way I like 'em best of all.

I went to see my sweetie, just the other day
She had supper ready and put at me to stay
Didn't have no taters, didn't have no meat
A jug of black molasses was all she had to eat
Cuz she likes molasses, good ol' country sorghum
And she sops 'em in the summer and the fall
When it trickles down her chin, she just licks 'em in again
That's the way she likes 'em best of all.

My mammy and my pappy like molasses too
Pap says it's the only thing that sticks to you
Pappy's eyes are failing, he can hardly see
(this line I forgot -- I made up my own line so I could sing it)
Cuz he likes molasses, good ol' country sorghum
And he sops 'em in the summer and the fall
When they get so full of flies, they resemble raisin pies
That's the way he likes 'em best of all.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I LIKE MOLASSES (from Hank Penny)
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Dec 10 - 01:24 PM

I LIKE MOLASSES
Hank Penny

1. Now nearly everybody likes some food the best,
Somethin' they are fonder of more than all the rest.
Mine is plain molasses and I think that they're the stuff.
I eat all night and morning but I never do get enough!
'Cause I'm just crazy 'bout molasses, good ol' country sorghum.
I sops 'em in the summer and the fall.
You just get 'em hot, and get 'em spread,
On a hunk of ol' corn bread.
That's the way I like 'em best of all.

2. Now both my pa and ma, they like molasses too,
And pa says they're the only friend that'll stick to you.
Well, when they eat their molasses, they sure are a stuck-up pair.
They get in my papa's mustache and in my mama's hair,
But they're just crazy 'bout molasses, good ol' country sorghum.
They eat 'em in the summer and the fall.
They just set there an' they sop an' sop.
Man, I think they'd never stop.
That's the way they like 'em best of all.

Solo

3. Grandpa's eyes are failing, and he can hardly see.
What's in his molasses, not a dern cares he.
Grandpa's teeth are missing, every single one,
And when he eats his molasses, he just smacks 'em with his gums
'Cause he's just crazy 'bout molasses, good ol' country sorghum.
He eats 'em in the summer and the fall.
When they get so full of flies,
That they look like raisin pies,
That's the way he likes 'em best of all!

4. I went to see my sweetie; it was just the other day,
And she had supper ready, and you know she asked me to stay.
She didn't have no 'taters, and I don't think they ever do eat meat,
But a jug of black strap molasses was all she had to eat,
'Cause she's just crazy 'bout molasses, good ol' country sorghum.
She sops 'em in the summer and the fall.
Now when they trickle down her chin,
Shucks, I just lick 'em off again,
'Cause that's the way I likes 'em best of all!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses?
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 06 Dec 10 - 02:47 PM

Well, I do like the little creatures, but I really think their little legs, when properly cooked, taste much better than the end of the animal you mention liking.

Art


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Sep 11 - 11:03 AM

I know this is a lot after the original posting, but I was just looking for more lyrics than the ones I remember my Dad singin
I like molasses
good ol' country sorghum
and I eat them in the summer and the fall
and when they trickle down my chin,
my honey licks them off again
That's the way I like them most of all!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses
From: open mike
Date: 21 Sep 11 - 04:02 PM

http://upchucky.com/flash-mole-asses.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 01:48 PM

It's actually

There was a man named Max
who tried to milk a cow
He didn't know it was a bull
It Max no difference now

Get it?


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Subject: Lyr Add: MOLASSES, MOLASSES (IT'S ICKY STICKY GOO)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 01:59 PM

This version is obviously intended as a children's song, and it includes a chorus in which children's voices are prominent. I transcribed this from a recording on Spotify.


MOLASSES, MOLASSES (IT'S ICKY STICKY GOO)
As sung by Ella Fitzgerald on "Miss Ella's Playhouse" (2008)

CHORUS: Molasses! Molasses! It's icky sticky goo!
Molasses! Molasses! It always sticks to you.

1. There was a man named Pete who dearly loved to eat,
He chewed and chewed on so much food he can't stand on his feet.

2. There was a man named Jack who stepped upon a crack
He was so thin, he fell right in and never did come back.

3. I knew a man named Kent whose nose was very bent.
He followed it too far one day. No one knows where Kent went.

4. There was a man named Fred who loved to stay in bed.
When by and by they wondered why, they found out he was dead.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses (and other molasses songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Oct 11 - 02:08 PM

I guess this is what our last GUEST was trying to tell us:


MOLASSES, MOLASSES (IT'S ICKY STICKY GOO)
As sung by Roberta Quinlan on "The Best Female Voices of the '50's"

[Same as Ella Fitzgerald's version, but with this additional verse:]

3.5 There was a man named Max who tried to milk a cow.
He never knew it was a bull. It makes no diff'rence now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses (and other molasses songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Oct 11 - 11:15 AM

"Molasses" songs already posted at Mudcat:

MOLASSES RUM, a chantey
MOLASSES by Tom Rowe
BLACK STRAP MOLASSES
I LIKE MOLASSES – see above
MOLASSES, MOLASSES (IT'S ICKY STICKY GOO) – see above
CORNBREAD PEAS AND BLACK MOLASSES


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses (and other molasses songs
From: GUEST,BRoman
Date: 27 May 13 - 11:09 PM

My Grandmother sang this to my sister and I and I have sang it to my children. Along with the song Crazy bald headed chinese song as well. Loved them when I was growing up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses (and other molasses songs
From: GUEST,Al
Date: 05 Feb 18 - 10:28 AM

The lyrics to the one I grew up with had three verses, and the refrain was the only thing that was sung. The verse lyrics were spoken.

We just called the song "'Lasses" (Molasses without the "Mo")

1. Now, nearly everybody's got a food that they like best;
Somethin' that they're fonder of more than all the rest.
Mine's just plain ol' 'lasses. I think they're the stuff!
I eat 'em night an' mornin', but I never get enough!

I like 'lasses!
I eat 'em in the summer and the fall.
Get 'em hot, and get 'em spread
'twixt two hunks of ol' cornbread,
Now, that's the way I like 'em most of all.

2. Grandpa's eyes are failin'. He can't hardly see.
What falls in his 'lasses not a darn care has he.
Grandpa's teeth are missin'-- every single one!
When he eats his 'lasses, he just smacks 'em with his gums.

He likes 'lasses!
He eats 'em in the summer and the fall.
When they get so full of flies
They look like raisin pies,
Well, that's the way he likes 'em most of all.

3. I went to see my sweetie, t'was just the other day.
She had supper ready. She bid me to stay.
Didn't have no taters, didn't have no meat;
A jug of 'lasses was all she had to eat!

She likes 'lasses!
She eats 'em in the summer and the fall.
When they trickle down her chin,
Shucks! I just lick 'em off again;
'Cause that's the way I like 'em most of all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses (and other molasses songs
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 02:09 AM

I think the song you want is "Molasses, Molasses" by Spike Jones. It's on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses (and other molasses songs
From: mg
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 05:47 PM

molasses references in ain't no more cane on this brazos

coffee grows on white oak? trees

i want to say shortening bread too...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses (and other molasses songs
From: KarenH
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 08:37 AM

To answer the original question: I have never heard this song.

Also, though I think it may be something to do with sugar, I don't really know what molasses is/are.

Or shortening bread, though I have an idea 'mama's little baby' loves it.

I used to think that 'shortening' must be a verb, ie something done to the bread, like pinching the crust from both ends of the loaf because they LIED to you and told you crusts would give you curly hair, then told you off for eating the crusts from each end instead of working your way down the loaf. That 'shortened' the loaf.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses (and other molasses songs
From: KarenH
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 09:45 AM

Aha, it seems to be like 'treacle'.

So

Half a pound of tuppenny rice
Half a pound of treacle
That's the way the money goes
Pop goes the weasel.

No idea what it means or where it comes from. Learned it as nursery rhyme as a kid


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses (and other molasses songs
From: GUEST,Dalillama
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 07:30 PM

Shortnin' bread is a foidstuff made with flour, sugar or molasses, and butter or lard (or vegetable shortenibg these days). Mix it all together, make flat strips, and fry it in oil (bake if your gallbladder has troubles).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses (and other molasses songs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 15 Jul 18 - 09:42 PM

I worked out of state.

Joe Froggers, made with blackjstrap molasses arrived for my birthday.
A large donkey shaped cookie, in a tin was filled with lots of "road-apples."

THE recipe creates large, 6inch cookies, and is posted in multiple media outlets.

Joe Froggers Cookies are soft, oversized molasses cookies flavored with rum and they date back to the Revolutionary War .
The story I read, (LA Times c 1966) said they were popular with fishermen on the river and they picked them up hot in the early morning hours.g

RECIPE


Ingredients

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon hot water
1 cup unsulphured dark molasses
2-1/2 tablespoons dark rum
31/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
1-1/2 teaspoons table salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened, plus more for baking sheets
1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling


My brother and I indulged in the leftover rum....preferably, 151.
We doubled the spices.


Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Like Molasses (and other molasses songs
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 15 Jul 18 - 10:09 PM

This song is in reference to the great Boston MOLASSES and Original flood of January 15, 1919

MOLASSES
Words and Music by Tom Rowe
published by Outer Green Music, 1985




African Man cuts the sugar cane,
Oh Molasses He works in the sun, he works in the rain.
Oh molasses rhum Then he loads it up on a wooden ship,
Sends it off on a northern trip.
Oh molasses, oh molasses rhum.

Oh molasses, Ole New England tea.
You killed my Grampa, killed my Pa.
And you sure as hell are a killin' me.
Oh molasses, oh molasses rhum.

When they fought the war for the Colonies;
They fought it over New England tea.
Old King George put a tax on it,
The Colonies nearly took a fit. In the time of the nineteen-seventeen war;
Molasses sitting on the Boston shore.
When they pumped it in it was twelve degrees,
A long cold night in a Boston freeze.
In the morning it was forty-two Molasses vat split clean in two.
Two million gallons covered the bay
Twenty-six people drowned in the flood that day.

Grampa, he died cuttin' cane.
Pa went down in the great brown rain.
But I won't go in a pool of blood,
I won't drown in a blackstrap flood;
But still I'll go down to molasses,
OOh molasses rhum.


Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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