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Lyr Req: Songs about cakes

Fidjit 13 Feb 07 - 04:41 AM
Mr Happy 13 Feb 07 - 06:25 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 06:53 AM
Mr Happy 13 Feb 07 - 07:16 AM
oldhippie 13 Feb 07 - 07:41 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 07:42 AM
GUEST,Neovo 13 Feb 07 - 08:10 AM
Charley Noble 13 Feb 07 - 08:55 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 08:59 AM
eddie1 13 Feb 07 - 10:44 AM
GUEST,John Gray in Oz 13 Feb 07 - 10:58 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 11:05 AM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 11:08 AM
Scrump 13 Feb 07 - 11:12 AM
bobad 13 Feb 07 - 11:12 AM
open mike 13 Feb 07 - 11:36 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 13 Feb 07 - 02:13 PM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 04:55 PM
Georgiansilver 13 Feb 07 - 05:53 PM
Bernard 13 Feb 07 - 06:02 PM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 06:24 PM
NightWing 13 Feb 07 - 06:44 PM
The Fooles Troupe 13 Feb 07 - 07:08 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 13 Feb 07 - 07:19 PM
Azizi 13 Feb 07 - 07:51 PM
Fred Maslan 13 Feb 07 - 11:36 PM
Fred Maslan 13 Feb 07 - 11:45 PM
Big Al Whittle 14 Feb 07 - 02:27 AM
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Scrump 14 Feb 07 - 09:20 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Fidjit
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 04:41 AM

We're going to a "Bun Fight", Would be nice to have a song or two about cakes.

Anyone.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Mr Happy
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 06:25 AM

..........someone left the cake out in the rain??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 06:53 AM

"Pat a cake, pat a cake, baker's man" springs to mind.

How about "Bonnie Dundee", or "Angel"?

Or "Have some Madeira, M'Dear"?

"A Walk In The Black Forest (Gateau)" ?

Or anything by Eccles of the Goons.

:-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Mr Happy
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:16 AM

Hot X buns, Hot X buns
One a penny, two a penny
Hot X buns


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: oldhippie
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:41 AM

Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:42 AM

Is that the same as Mrs Hooligan's Christmas Cake?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: GUEST,Neovo
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:10 AM

If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:55 AM

Or maybe the same as "The Wonderful Trinity Cake."


"Let 'em eat cake," said the queen when informed that her subjects had no bread to eat.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 08:59 AM

It's a shame to waste the cake.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: eddie1
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:44 AM

Plane Wreck at Los Gateaux?

Eddie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: GUEST,John Gray in Oz
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 10:58 AM

I once had a little dog named Ben,
He had nine arseholes - nearly ten,
He wouldn't eat bread,
And he wouldn't crust,
But he ate apple pie,
Til he fucking near bust !

JG / FME


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:05 AM

Anything by Kipling (he made exceedingly good cakes, apparently)


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Subject: Lyr Add: CAKEWALK INTO TOWN (Taj Mahal)
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:08 AM

Here's a song that mentions the cakewalk:

by
Taj Mahal
recording of probably 1972
from various albums listed


I had the blues, so bad one time it put my face in a permanent frown
You know I'm feeling so much better, I could cakewalk
into town
Honey, I woke up this mornin' feelin' so good, you know I laid back down again
Throw your big leg over me mama, I might not feel this good again
My baby, my baby, I do love the way she walks
And when my woman gets sleepy, I love the way she baby-talks
My work is getting scarce, oh baby, my work it done got hard,
I spend my whole day stealin' chickens Honey from the rich folks yard
I would love to take a picnic in the country and stay all day
I wouldn't do nothing but while my blues away
I had the blues so bad one time it put my face in a permanent frown
You know I'm feelin' so much better I could cakewalk into town
__________

http://www.harptab.com/lyrics/ly5125.shtml


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Scrump
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:12 AM

The problem with cakewalks is they get all squashed and ruin your socks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GET YOUR BISCUITS IN THE OVEN AND YOUR...
From: bobad
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:12 AM

Since you're going to a "Bun Fight" here's one from the DT:


GET YOUR BISCUITS IN THE OVEN AND YOUR BUNS IN THE BED
(Kinky Friedman)

You uppity women I don't understand
Why you gotta go and try to act like a man,
But before you make your weekly visit to the shrink
You better occupy the kitchen, liberate the sink.

CHORUS: Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed
That's what I to my baby said,
Woman's liberation is a-goin' to your head,
Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed.

Early ever' mornin' you're out on the street
Passin' out pamphlets to ever'one you meet.
You gave up your Maidenform for Lent
And now the front o' your dress has an air-scoop vent.

Ever' single great man that's ever come along
Had a little woman always tellin' him he's wrong.
Eve said to Adam, "Here's an apple, you hoss"
And Delilah defoliated Samson's moss. CHORUS

Mean-minded harpies are breakin' all the laws
Tearin' up their girdles and a-burnin' up their bras,
Now the air is dirty and the sex is clean
And your coffee makes my hair turn green.

So damn emancipated in your mind and your body,
Gonna have to cancel all your lessons in karate.
If you can't love a male chauvinist
You better cross me off o' your shoppin' list. CHORUS


Copyright Kinky Friedman
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filename[ BISCBUNS
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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: open mike
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:36 AM

The birthday song sung by John McCutcheon is called "Cut The Cake"
also Lou and Peter Berryman have a song Orange Cocoa Cake , which contains the recipe.


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Subject: Lyr. Add: TRINITY CAKE (Trad. Newfoundland)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 02:13 PM

Couldn't find this Newfoundland favorite in Mudcat.

Lyr. Add: TRINITY CAKE
(Trad. Newfoundland)

1.
As I leaned o'er the rail of the Eagle
The letter boy brought unto me
A little gilt-edged invitation
Saying the girls want you over to tea.
Sure I knew the O'Hooligans sent it
And I went just for old friendship's sake
And the first thing they gave me to tackle
Was a slice of the Trinity Cake.
2.
There were bird calls, flutes and mouth organs,
With bundles of double edged files,
Covers of clergymen's forgers,
And pieces of broken bass voiles.
Blue lights and petticoat jumpers
That would build up a fine stomach ache
For 'twould kill a man twice, after eating a slice
Of this wonderful Trinity Cake.
3.
Mrs. Hooligan, proud as a peacock,
Kept smiling and blinking away
While her daughter, Johanna, a spinster,
Was helping the boys to the tay.
There was everything on the table
That a man or a woman could take
And my eyes nearly burst from their sockets
For a taste of the Trinity Cake.
4.
Ellen Reardigan wanted to taste it
And she struggled near ready to bust
Two sealers attacked it with hand-spikes
To try to remove the top crust.
Then McCarthy went out for a hatchet
And Flannigan grabbed an old saw
The cake was enough by the powers
To paralyze any man's jaw.
5.
McCarthy complained of his stomach
And Morgan felt bad in the head
And Hogan crawled near the melodion
And fervently wished he was dead;
And Flannigan grabbed the accordion
And there he did wiggle and shake
And all of them swore they were poisoned or more
From eating this wonderful cake.
6.
There were glass eyes, bull's eyes and fresh butter
Lamp wicks and liniment too
Pastry as hard as a shutter
That a billy'goat's jaw couldn't chew;
Tobacco and whiskers of crackies
That would give you the fever and ache
You'd crack off from the knees if you happened to sneeze
After eating the Trinity Cake.

The Seventh Edition of Newfoundland Songs, nd, Compliments of Bennett Brewing Company Limited, p. 23. Words from Gerald S. Doyle Ltd. "The Gerald S. Doyle Song Book."

A variety of Christmas fruit cake?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 04:55 PM

Speaking of fruit cake, Scrump mentioned this thread on the Songs About Feet thread, and I provided a link to a whole 'nuther thread.

But I turned around and posted this link too.

And btw {to Scrump and anyone else that doubts me}, I dance a clean version of the cakewalk and not a dirty version.

:o)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 05:53 PM

Cake a little bit of my heart now baby.
Baby can I cake you home.
I just can't cake it any more.
I'll do whatever it cakes love.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Bernard
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 06:02 PM

Bonnie Dundee?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 06:24 PM

Well, if you ask me "Cake A Little Bit Of My Heart Now Baby" is too sugary sweet. It needs some spicing up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: NightWing
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 06:44 PM

Somebody mentioned a cakewalk. Reminded me of Vachel Lindsay's poem "The Congo" and Chris Hayden's answer song "Kongo Groove". Neither has anything to do with cakes per se, but great poems!

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:08 PM

""Let 'em eat cake," said the queen when informed that her subjects had no bread to eat."

Actually, she allegedly actually said (- in french! - but some translaters got it wrong) "Let them eat brioche"...

but I doubt that many would know the difference....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:19 PM

She could have said (ugh) bagels.


It was Rousseau who wrote it in 1766. The Antoinette attribution is fakelore.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 07:51 PM

Speaking of cake, here's one of the first songs many English speaking children learn:

Pat-a-cake
Pat-a-cake
Baker's man
Roll it and pat it
and mark it with "B"
And put it in the oven
for Baby and me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:36 PM

Shoo fly pie
And apple pan-dowdy
Makes my eyes light up
And my tummy go howdy

Shoo fly pie
And apple pan-dowdy

I never get enough
of that wonderful stuff

Not sure what apple pan-dowdy is but I always imagined some kin of apple cake or apple crisp.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 11:45 PM

"If I knew you were coming I'd a baked a cake."

Popular song from the forties?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 02:27 AM

If you go to Betty's Tea Room in Harrogate, don't have the Brioche.

Brioche = piece of toast, in chocolate sauce, cubic inch of ice cream.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 06:11 AM

"Let them eat cake!" is the usual translation of "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche", misattributed to Marie Antoinette.
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Brioche is a light but rich French bread or cake made with a yeast dough enriched with eggs, milk, and butter. The crust is glazed before baking and turns a deep golden brown. The crumb is delicate and pale yellow in colour. In Paris, it is traditionally baked in a fluted tin with a smaller ball of dough placed on top, either as buns or as one large loaf, but other shapes and preparations are traditional in different parts of France. It is also served in ring-shaped and hexagonal loaves. One common variation is to add pralines to the bread.

The word brioche first appeared in print in 1404, and this bread is believed to have sprung from a traditional Norman recipe. It is often served as a pastry or as the basis of a dessert, with many local variations in added ingredients, fillings and toppings. It is also used with savoury preparations, particularly with foie gras, and is used in some meat dishes.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in his 1783 autobiography Confessions, relates that "a great princess" is said to have advised, with regard to starving peasants, "S'ils n'ont plus de pain, qu'ils mangent de la brioche", commonly translated as "If they have no bread, let them eat cake". This saying is commonly misattributed to Marie-Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI; it has been speculated that he was actually referring to Maria Theresa of Spain, the wife of Louis XIV, or various other aristocrats.

Braided brioche (brioche tressée) is similar to challah, a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish braided bread eaten on special religious occasions.

Wiki


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Charley Noble
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 09:06 AM

"Four and twenty blackbirds baked into a pie"

"The Queen was in her parlor eating bread and honey,
The King was in the parlormaid and she was in the money..."

"Pie in the Sky (That's a Lie!)"

"If you've never been the lover
Of the landlady's daughter
Then you can't have another
Piece of pie. "

"Oh, the fleas all held me down while the cheesecake scarrped(?) around
In that all-go-hungry hash house where I board."

We're running out of cake songs in this thread and there's hardly a crumb left. I guess you just can't have your cake and eat it too.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Scrump
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 09:20 AM

If you go to Betty's Tea Room in Harrogate, don't have the Brioche

Why not, WLD? What's wrong with Betty's brioche?

Haven't been to Betty's for ages... there's one in York too IIRC?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Flash Company
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 11:17 AM

How about 'You ought to bake a sunshine cake'
Bing used to sing it, but I can only recall bits of the lyric,

Well it's not from a recipe book,
And yuo don't have to be a good cook,
Or run to the oven and look,
It's a simple dish, all you do is wish.

Oh. and regarding those blackbirds.

Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie,
When the pi was opened the shrivelled birds just sat,
Saying 'Alright, a joke's a joke what silly sod did that!
(Richard Digance)

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Fidjit
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 12:03 PM

Crumbs!

Well who'd have thought that this when it came out of the oven would have turned out so tasty?
Thanks everyone.
Lots of nice nibbles here for everyone.

But I did say it was a "Bun Fight", which in Cockney means a party.

So. What do we drink with cake??

Chas


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 14 Feb 07 - 02:00 PM

Been to Bettys in York many times and the brioche there is fine..what's wrong the the brioche in Harrogate?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 08:35 AM

Theres a place on Mars
where the ladies smoke cigars
every puff they make
is enough to kill a snake
when the snake is dead
you put roses on his head
when the roses die
you put diamonds in his eyes
when the diamonds break
then it's time to bake a cake
when the cake is done
it is 1991

http://blog.oftheoctopuses.com/000518.php


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 11:37 AM

Try
A Soul Cake   - Watersons
We've been eating parkin - Oldham Tinkers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 08:27 PM

From "Froggie Went A-Courtin'":

Next to come was a big black snake....
He ate up all the wedding cake....

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Feb 07 - 08:34 PM

And from "Away With Rum"

We never eat fruit cake because it has rum,
And one little taste turns a man to a bum;
Oh, can you imagine a more sorry sight
Than a man eating fruit cake until he gets tight!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Fidjit
Date: 16 Feb 07 - 05:38 PM

Yes Charley

And I sat down and played my concertina.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 01:55 PM

Granville's Mother's mince pies..... on the new Les Sullivan CD, Echoes from Lowlands!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 17 Feb 07 - 03:06 PM

i can only assume that whoever's looking has tried a search for "cake" in DigiTrad.Also "pie" and "cookie". There are lots.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Feb 07 - 05:37 PM

Songs already posted at Mudcat:

PANCAKE RECIPE (John Kellermann)
CUT THE CAKE (Tina Liza Jones)
CUP CAKES (Charley Drew)
JENNY GET YOUR OATCAKES DONE (there are related versions in the same thread)
ORANGE COCOA CAKE (Lou & Peter Berryman)
MISS FOGARTY'S CHRISTMAS CAKE
IT'S A PITY TO WASTE THE CAKE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Fidjit
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 05:12 AM

CUP CAKES (Charley Drew)

Certainly the best one so far. Or am I reading between the lines?

Thanks everyone, we're having lots of fun.

Chas


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: GUEST,Dr J
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 03:06 PM

Snake Baked A Hoecake - Jody Stecher
Hoe Cakes Baking - Woody & Cisco
How Many Biscuits Can You Eat? - Cisco
Pie Song - ?
I Want Some of Your Pie - Blind Boy Fuller
Fried Pie Blues - Curley Weaver

I suspect the BBF one does not refer to the strictly edible kind.

DocJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Cool Beans
Date: 19 Feb 07 - 03:58 PM

At weddings in New York in the 1960s they used to sing "The bride cuts the cake" to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell." Stupid, huh?


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF I KNEW YOU WERE COMING I'D'VE BAKED...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Mar 11 - 11:48 PM

You can hear this recording at The Internet Archive:


IF I KNEW YOU WERE COMING I'D'VE BAKED A CAKE
Words & music by Al Hoffman, Bob Merrill, Clem Watts, ©1950
As sung by Gracie Fields, 1950.

If I knew you were comin' I'd have baked a cake,
Baked a cake, baked a cake.
If I knew you were comin' I'd have baked a cake.
Howjadoo, howjadoo, howjadoo?

Had you dropped me a letter, I'd have hired a band,
The grandest band in the land.
Had you dropped me a letter, I'd have hired a band
And spread the welcome mat for you.

Now I don't know where you came from, 'cause I don't know where you've been,
But it really doesn't matter.
Grab a chair and fill your platter
And dig, dig, dig right in.

If I knew you were comin' I'd have baked a cake,
Hired a band, goodness sake!
If I knew you were comin' I'd have baked a cake.
Howjadoo, howjadoo, howjadoo,

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker man.
Bake a cake as quick as you can,
Plenty of cream an' sugar and ice,
Nuts an' raisins an' honey an' spice.

Had you dropped me a letter, I'd have hired a band,
Grandest band in the land.
Had you dropped me a letter, I'd have hired a band
And spread the welcome mat for you.

If I knew you were comin' I'd have baked a cake,
Baked a cake, baked a cake.
If I knew you were comin' I'd have baked a cake.
Howjadoo, howjadoo, howjadoo?

Had you dropped me a letter, I'd have hired a hall,
Great big hall, band an' all.
Had you dropped me a letter, I'd have hired a hall
And spread the welcome mat for you.

Now I don't know where you came from, 'cause I don't know where you've been,
But it really doesn't matter.
Grab a chair and fill your platter
And dig, dig, dig right in.

If I knew you were comin' I'd have kept the pot,
Coffee pot, nice an' hot.
If I knew you were comin' I'd have baked a cake,
Howjadoo, howjadoo, howjadoo?
(Howjadoo, howjadoo, howjadoo?)
Howjadoo, howjadoo, howjadoo?


[According to Billboard, several artists had releases of this song in the US in 1950: Eileen Barton and the New Yorkers, Georgia Gibbs with Max Kaminsky's Dixielanders, Ethel Merman & Ray Bolger, Benny Strong, Al Trace & His Orchestra, The Fontane Sisters with the Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra, Art Mooney & His Orchestra, L. Polk with S. Martin's Orchestra, and Eve Young with The Homesteaders. In the UK, there was Gracie Fields (maybe more, but I don't have any source comparable to Billboard for the UK).

[I have found articles where this song was cited as an example of bad grammar. Of course, proper grammar would be: "If I had known you were coming...."]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 18 Mar 11 - 08:43 AM

Eclair de Lune


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: GUEST,Sanjay Sircar
Date: 12 Jan 13 - 07:03 AM

Re "If I knew you were comin', I'd have baked a cake"

(a) which might deserve a separate thread of its own in this forum, crossposted with this one =

(b) if I mistake not, Edmund White _A Boy's Own Story_ remembers it as "If I'd a-known you were comin'" (which is indeed grammatical, in that I'd-a = "I had"), cites Rosemary Clooney, and uses it as a "period marker" for the time...

(c) the small additions to various versions equate to the equivalent of folk mutation (here "elaboration")

(d) apart from the male parody of female speaker form by Crosby/Hope, which rescues masculinity by adding a seven course meal of horse, and one speaker calling the other a "moose", a commemt on one of the youtube postings correctly notes that this song [like "Swinging' on a Star" which got much parody in a film "Christmas special", including "L'Amour is an actress who gets reimbursed"] was made for parody (and has, according to taste, a clever/obscene one with a reference to oral sex and hacking for the "howchadu = how-d'you-do" in one of the other postings in that youtube thread)...

(e) the appropriation for advertising is interesting, and such a feature of popular songs as they grow older and enter "the [urban folk?] consciousness"...

(d) I used to listen to the 78rpm which we had in India (Clooney?) as a child, and *cry* - an aesthetic reaction, I think - because of what obviously struck the infant as its "searing sweetness", what it took to be the eagerness to please of the wifely/motherly/hospitable speaker, and what I think must have been the emotional effect of the minor key...

Comments?

Sanjay Sircar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Bert
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 03:32 AM

His fingers were as long as the cane in the brake
he had no eyes for to see
he had no teeth for to eat the hot cake
so he had to let the hot cake be.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SUNSHINE CAKE (Burke/Van Heusen)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jan 13 - 08:29 PM

SUNSHINE CAKE
Words by Johnny Burke; music by James Van Heusen; ©1950.
As sung by Frank Sinatra with Paula Kelly, on "Super Hits" and "The Columbia Years (1943-1952): The Complete Recordings"

[a] We ought to bake a sunshine cake.
It does more good than a big thick steak.
Start with a tablespoon of trouble,
Then add a smile and let it bubble up.
We ought to bake a sunshine cake.
It isn't really so hard to make:
Fresh tears, a pound or two pleasure,
Kind words; you needn't use a measure cup.

[b] It's not from a recipe book.
You don't have to be a good cook,
Or run to the oven and look.
With such a simple dish,
All you do is wish,
So why not bake a sunshine cake?
Of course, it may keep your dreams awake.
Friends say there's nothin' like the flavor.
Don't wait to do your friends a favor,
And for goodness' sake,
Let's bake a sunshine cake.

[c] It's got vitamins A, vitamins B,
Vitamins L-O-V-E.
If you're fat, it's for that.
If you're thin, stuff it in.
What's wrong if you get a double grin?
We ought to bake a sunshine cake.

REPEAT [b].


[The performance by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards is very similar, but with added patter.

There is another recording by Peggy Lee and Bing Crosby]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 12:31 PM

hot cross buns?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Jack Campin
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 02:12 PM

Whip Jamboree

..."Jenny get your oatcakes done"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Genie
Date: 14 Jan 13 - 07:46 PM

"Candy And Cake" - pop song from the late '40s or early '50s, recorded by Mindy Carson.

"Candy and cake, candy and cake,
My honey's as sweet a treat as eating candy and cake.
Sugar and spice, everything nice,
And kissing him once ain't near as sweet as kissing him twice."

That's all I can remember of the lyrics at the moment.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs about cakes
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 15 Jan 13 - 08:49 AM

Found this on a CD called "They Played the Hackney Empire":

Cut Yourself a Little Piece of Cake - The Two Leslies

We are members of a family that likes to live and laugh
The whole hog it has got to be, we don't do things by half
We always try to make things bright, our motto is good cheer
And any time of day or night, this sort of thing you'll hear:

Come along and see us at our little flat
Happiness is what we want to make
Wipe your little tootsies on the front door mat
And cut yourself a little piece of cake

Come along and have a cup of tea with us
Anything you want just simply take
You'll be quite at home we never make a fuss
So cut yourself a little piece of cake

Ma likes a little bit, Pa likes a little bit,
Kids like a little bit too…
I like a little bit, you like a little bit,
We all like a little bit we do do do…

We'll be full of jollity and real good cheer,
And we want to give you all a break
Hang your hat and coat upon the chandelier
And cut yourself a little piece of cake

Come along and see us at our little flat
Happiness is what we want to make
Leave a little pattern on the front door mat
And cut yourself a little piece of cake

Now come along and have a little drink with us
Anything you want just simply take
There's another gallon coming on the local bus
So cut yourself a little piece of cake

Ma likes a little drink, Pa likes a little drink,
The kids like a little drink too…
I like a little drink, you like a little drink,
We all like a little drink we do do do…

You'll be full of jollity and real good beer
Think of all the things that you can break
When you've finished fighting hand me back my ear
And cut yourself a little piece of cake

It's Auntie Minnie's birthday, what d'yer think of that?
And some whoopee she is going to make
So wipe your little tootsies on the old tomcat
And cut yourself a little piece of cake

And she's going to give you all some birthday cake
A special cake the baker's had to bake
And it's there for any one of you to take
So cut yourself a little piece of cake

Ma tries a little bit, Pa tries a little bit,
Kids try a little bit sure…
I try a little bit, you try a little bit,
The dog gave his portion to the hens next door…

There's a candle on the cake for each birthday
Now they're all alight I want a break
One or two have fainted from the heat they say
But cut yourself a little piece of cake

Tiddleypush!


LFF


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