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Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact

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EAT BERTHA'S MUSSELS
THE ROLLING MILLS OF NEW JERSEY


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Joe_F 16 Mar 04 - 07:11 PM
GUEST,Nancy King at work 16 Mar 04 - 05:30 PM
EBarnacle 16 Mar 04 - 04:12 PM
Charley Noble 16 Mar 04 - 01:09 PM
Bat Goddess 16 Mar 04 - 09:20 AM
Padre 16 Mar 04 - 08:39 AM
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Padre 15 Mar 04 - 11:39 PM
Lady Hillary 15 Mar 04 - 10:52 PM
curmudgeon 15 Mar 04 - 09:24 PM
Big Mick 15 Mar 04 - 08:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: Joe_F
Date: 16 Mar 04 - 07:11 PM

The tune is not the same as that of "I Belong to Glasgow", tho they are both in 3/4 time.

The idea is similar to, and perhaps inspired by, "Lydia Pinkham" (treated extensively on the Mudcat).


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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: GUEST,Nancy King at work
Date: 16 Mar 04 - 05:30 PM

Linn, yes, they do have other stuff besides mussels. It's just that the "Eat Bertha's Mussels" slogan and bumper sticker and song made that particular specialty famous. I guess the wait staff is too young to know the song! It's a very good restaurant.

Yup, Charley, Padre does have the new album (known in some circles as BP3) -- he's Tom McHenry, a mainstay of The Boarding Party throughout its existence! Thanks for the plug, though!

Cheers, Nancy


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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: EBarnacle
Date: 16 Mar 04 - 04:12 PM

By the way, don't forget to ask for a bumper sticker or two for your instrument case and for your car.

Tried the mussels with a tarragon and spinach in olive oil sauce this trip--heavenly.

Unlike the late, lamented Clam Broth House in Hoboken, the portion size is MONLY. A bowl of mussels is a real meal.


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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Mar 04 - 01:09 PM

Padre-

Oh, them BP's!

Hope you have their recently released 3rd recording.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Mar 04 - 09:20 AM

Do they serve other fare than mussels? Blue mussels, alas, after many years of enjoying them, now make me violently ill even if I ingest some of the water they're cooked in.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: Padre
Date: 16 Mar 04 - 08:39 AM

The BP's are the Boarding Party
And no, ties are optional


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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Mar 04 - 08:31 AM

But will I be required to wear a tie to get in the door?

Who are the BP's?

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: Padre
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 11:39 PM

Be sure to get the 'Green Sauce' - and they have a lot of good beers on tap. One of the BP's favorite gig sites.

Padre


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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: Lady Hillary
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 10:52 PM

Just go to the Fell's Point area, on the West side of Broadway and you can't miss it. The dining room faces the last square before the water [it'll be obvious when you see it] but you enter through the bar or on a side street.


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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: curmudgeon
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 09:24 PM

I do believe that it was written by Tony and John, set to the tune for "I Belong To Glasgow." -- Tom


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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: Big Mick
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 08:30 PM

Thanks, Chas.!!!


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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 08:26 PM

Mick-

It is in the DT and the subject of several threads. It's a great song, introduced to most of us by John Roberts and Tony Barrand.

I'm going to check the place out again when I'm visiting Baltimore in mid-September.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: Big Mick
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 07:51 PM

How can I have been in Baltimore all these times, and know nothing of this place??? Details, please, so I can visit this year while at the Getaway. And the song, as well.

Mick


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Subject: Bertha's Mussels--Music and Fact
From: Lady Hillary
Date: 15 Mar 04 - 06:54 PM

EBarnacle and I stopped in at Bertha's on our way through Baltimore to Washington. We each had a bowl of mussels. They were feenominal!! When EBarnacle sang the chorus to the waitstaff, they asked whether we had just made it up. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Eat Bertha's Mussels in the Digital Tradition.


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