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#31 gfweb

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:02 AM

Yes we have no bananas



#32 annabelle

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:02 AM

Rosemary Clooney's "Mambo Italiano" also.


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:06 AM

And the embarrassingly stupid "Come on a my house"


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#34 chileheadmike

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:05 AM

Banana Puddin' - Southern Culture on the Skids

 

Jambalaya - Hank Williams Sr


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:51 AM

"If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd Have Baked a Cake" another Rosemary Clooney

 

"Black Coffee" Ella Fitzgerald

 

"That's Amore" (When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie)  Dean Martin

 

"Sugar Time"


Edited by ruthcooks, 09 June 2014 - 10:56 AM.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:59 AM

An evening in Roma- besides "grinnin' and mandolinin'  "   there's espresso

 

A Christmas Song


Edited by gfweb, 09 June 2014 - 11:01 AM.

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#37 annabelle

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:31 AM

Louis Prima - "Angelina"

 

"I eat antipasto twice, just because she is so nice, Angelina"


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:39 AM

Chico Marx -- "A Cuppa Coffee, a Sandwich and You"  from the Opera "I eat-a"


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:43 AM

Frim Fram Sauce (Nat "King" Cole et al., most notably Diana Krall)

 

I don't want French fried potatoes,

Red ripe tomatoes,
I'm never satisfied.
I want the frim-fram sauce with the oss'n'fay
With shafafa on the side.


I don't want pork chops and bacon,
That won't awaken
My appetite inside.
I want the frim-fram sauce with the oss'n'fay
With shafafa on the side.


Now a person's really got to eat
And a person should eat right.
Five will get you ten
I'm gonna feed myself right tonight.


I don't want fish cakes and rye bread,
You heard what I said.
Waiter, please serve mine fried.
I want the frim-fram sauce with the oss'n'fay
With shafafa on the side.


Edited by Alex, 09 June 2014 - 12:03 PM.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:35 PM

Sammy Davis, Jr  The Candy Man



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:48 PM

"We Don't Serve Bread with One Fishball"

 

Though I've only heard it sung as "We Don't Serve Bread with One Meatball".



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 02:47 PM

This is one of those which will be stuck in your head forever...

 

Parry Gripp - "This Is The Best Burrito I've Ever Eaten"



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 03:13 PM

If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake!
Hot tamales (Robert Johnson)
Cornbread and butter beans (most recently recorded by the Carolina Chocolate Drops)
And my favorite sea shanty, "all for me grog".

There is a wonderful hip hop song about Thanksgiving foods, but I can't remember the title or artist.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:13 PM

Herb Alpert - Whipped Cream & Other Delights

The Smiths - Meat is Murder

Prince - Starfish and Coffee

The Divine Comedy – Seafood Song

Blur – Bank Holiday

The Pixies – Bone Machine

 

There are a lot of French songs about food too. A couple that pop to mind immediately:

Bobby Lapointe - Aragon et Castille

Lio – Banana Split



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:14 PM

Robert Wyatt - Soup Song



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:29 PM

This is all I can remember from something at my Girl Scout Camp.

 

"Great big gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts and me without a spoon."  Any campers out there you can remember the rest?



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:51 PM

Great big gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts, chopped up chicken feet, mutilated monkey meat and I forgot my spoon is all I can remember.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:34 PM

I knew it as Great green globs...



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:37 PM

I learned it this way:
Great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts, chopped up monkey meat, hairy little piggy feet,
all ground up with homogenized camel snot - and me without my spoon!

On a more civilized note there are:

"Tea for Two"

'I like coffee, I like tea; I like the java jive and it loves me. Coffee and tea, the java and me, a cuppa cuppa cuppa cuppa cup - boy!' (I don't remember the title, but I think the Ink Spots sang it)

"The Big Rock Candy Mountain"

Some percolator song with this refrain, sung very fast (you try it):
"All I want is a proper cup of coffee
Made in a proper copper coffee pot
I may be off my dot but I want my coffee brewed in a copper coffee pot
Iron coffee pots and tin coffee pots, oh they're no use to me
If I can't have a proper cup of coffee in a proper copper coffee pot I'll have a cup of tea"

Greg Brown's "Taste a Little Bit of Summer (Grandma's put it all in a jar)"

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:49 PM

I learned it this way:
Great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts, chopped up monkey meat, hairy little piggy feet,
all ground up with homogenized camel snot - and me without my spoon!
 

 

We knew it as....

 

"Great green globs of greasy, grimy gopher guts,
Mutilated monkey meat.
Dirty little birdie feet.
Great green globs of greasy, grimy gopher guts,
And me without my spoon."


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:24 PM

Nilsson's "Coconut"....."Put 'de lime in 'de coconut, you drink 'em bot' up", etc.

 

Booker T. and the MG's "Green Onions"

 

"Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pandowdy"

 

Lennon & McCartney's "Strawberry Fields"

 

Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man"

 

Dizzy Gillespie's "Salt Peanuts"

 

And who can forget the immortal "Popcorn" by Hot Butter (shout out if you're a child of the 70's.....)

 

That's all off the top of my head.


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:47 PM

"A  Spoonful of Sugar" from "Mary Poppins"/"Saving Mr. Banks"

 

"A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert (which was on the album "Whipped Cream..." cited above)

 

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame"  ("...buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks....")

 

"Oh I Wish I Were An Oscar Mayer Weiner"  (ok, that one's a stretch, since it's technically an ad, but still....iconic to those of us of a *certain* age in the US)

 

"Saturday Night Fish Fry" Louis Jordon

 

"(I Found My Thrill On) Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino

 

I'm stopping now, but rest assured, I'll be tossing and turning all night coming up with more !


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:58 AM

Now that we're all full of gopher guts, what say we gather around the campfire and  fix S'mores?


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:59 AM

The Java Jive song is called ... wait for it ... the Java Jive (and I believe is Prohibition era so not about coffee at all).

I'm intrigued by this gopher guts business. My education has clearly been lacking.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 03:19 AM

The Java Jive song is called ... wait for it ... the Java Jive (and I believe is Prohibition era so not about coffee at all).

I'm intrigued by this gopher guts business. My education has clearly been lacking.

 

Penn Jillette - Great Green Gobs

 

This is practically a classic American folk song, I recall it from my childhood in the 60s. It's also used as the theme song to 'Bizarre Foods America'.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 04:27 AM

Jimmy Buffet:  Cheeseburger in Paradise;  Margaritaville

 

Al Yankovik:  Eat It



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 04:56 AM

We knew it as....

 

"Great green globs of greasy, grimy gopher guts,
Mutilated monkey meat.
Dirty little birdie feet.
Great green globs of greasy, grimy gopher guts,
And me without my spoon."

The correct wording is "marmalade and monkey meat, mixed with dirty birdie feet" and it ends with "floating in contaminated milk"



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 04:57 AM

 

 

 Nilsson's "Coconut"....."Put 'de lime in 'de coconut, you drink 'em bot' up", etc.

Booker T. and the MG's "Green Onions"

"Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pandowdy"

Lennon & McCartney's "Strawberry Fields"

Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man"

Dizzy Gillespie's "Salt Peanuts"

And who can forget the immortal "Popcorn" by Hot Butter (shout out if you're a child of the 70's.....)
 

"A Spoonful of Sugar" from "Mary Poppins"/"Saving Mr. Banks"

"A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert (which was on the album "Whipped Cream..." cited above)

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" ("...buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks....")

"Oh I Wish I Were An Oscar Mayer Weiner" (ok, that one's a stretch, since it's technically an ad, but still....iconic to those of us of a *certain* age in the US)

"Saturday Night Fish Fry" Louis Jordon

"(I Found My Thrill On) Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino

 

 

Could we please stick to songs which are actually about food, as requested in the opening post, otherwise we are going to have all sorts of silliness here. 

 

Nillson's "Coconut" is about a drink and I thought we were avoiding drinks.There are too many drinking songs.

 

Whatever "Strawberry Fields" is about, it certainly isn't food.

 

I specifically mentioned "A Taste of Honey" in the opening post (although I used the Beatles version) as an example of a song where the use of food is purely metaphorical. It isn't about honey. "A Spoonful of Sugar" isn't about sugar, either. Nor is "Blueberry Hill" about blueberries. "Saturday Night Fish Fry" isn't really about fish. And no one knows what "Salted Peanuts " is about.

 

Many of the tracks cited aren't even songs. "Green Onions" is an instrumental, as are ""Popcorn"  and "Watermelon Man". I can't see how it can be claimed they are about food.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:55 AM

First Bratwurst of Summer by Those Darned Accordions!

 

Making Pies by Patty Griffin

 

Track 4 from Dan Reeder's first CD (my fingers refused to type the title of this song on a family site) 



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:32 PM

Barnes & Barnes - Fish Heads

Charlotte Diamond - Je Suis Une Pizza

The B-52's - Cake

 

None of these can be disputed, surely?


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