Food SONGS?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by suzanne, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. suzanne

    suzanne

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    Right now on the radio is "Peel Me A Grape," a song that Blossom Dearie made famous (yes, that's her real name!). What are some other "food songs" you can think of? My list, mostly from jazz, and some old R&R, includes:
    When My Baby Fixes Eggplant
    C'mon 'a' My house (Rosemary ;) Clooney)
    almost anything by Slim Galliard, such as "Dunkin' Bagel"
    Sweet Kentucky Ham (Dave Frishberg)
    Saturday Night Fish Fry (Louis Jordan?)
    A Rose and a Baby Ruth
    Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer
    We Saved the Bones for Henry Jones, 'cause Henry don't eat no Meat.

    What others can people think of? (Titles only) Any language is okay, but please provide translation into English for those who are not multi-lingual.

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  2. foodnfoto

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    Not that I'm much of a parrothead, but
    "Cheeseburger in Paradise"
     
  3. thebighat

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    "Savoy Trifle" by the Beatles, White Album.
     
  4. kylew

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    "RC Cola & a Moon Pie"
     
  5. cape chef

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    Food Glorious food
    Oliver

    Maximim consuption
    The Kinks

    Howard Johnson got his Mojo working
    NRBQ

    Alices Restaurant
    Arlo Guthrie

    Scenes from an Italian restaurant
    Billy Joel

    T.V. dinners
    ZZ Top

    Sweet potato pie
    James Taylor
    :lips: :lips: :lips:
     
  6. thebighat

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    How about Sweeney Todd singing the song about the meat pies..."Try a piece of priest, only fat where it sat. Trouble is, you can only get it on Sundays. The clergy is really too coarse and too mealy."
     
  7. marmalady

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    "Let's call the whole thing off" - Cole Porter ------you know, that's the 'you say
    toe-mae-to, and I say to-mah-to' song!

    "The Good Ship Lollipop"

    Red, red wine---------oops, sorry, you said food.
     
  8. suzanne

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    Um, TheBigHat, maybe we'd better leave Sweeney Todd out of this ("Them pussycats is quick.). A little to risky/risque for some folks here. What about a song from another Sondheim, "Into the Woods" -- anything there?

    Another Slim Galliard: "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House" (Have a tomato, Plato; have a banana, Anna; have some baloney, Monie ... everybody eats when they come to my house)
    And there's a bossa nova, "O Pato" ("The Duck"). Thank you, PDE, my SO. :lips:
     
  9. devotay

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    I know you said titles only, but I can't resist Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pies - Best Pies in London they are ;)

    "Guess what this is!"
    "It's Piccolo player!"
    "How can you tell?"
    "It's piping hot!"

    Other ideas:

    Not a song, but the title of a great album (remember when they were called albums?) "Goat's Head Soup" by the Rolling Stones

    "The Lord Bless Charlie Mopps" -Do drinking songs count?

    "Slow Food" (No really, it's true) by Greg Brown

    And to see a whole mess of titles, go here

    http://www.jass.com/tom/next/food.html

    Peace,
    kmf
     
  10. kylew

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    "Angelina Zoom Zoom"

    Louis Prima
     
  11. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    "If I knew you coming I'd have baked a cake....." sorry, cant remember the title.

    "Margaritaville" :D

    "Lemon Tree" for all you folk music lovers out there

    "Yes, we have no Bananas" :p :p

    "Tequila" :bounce:
     
  12. devotay

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    "Banana Split for my Baby, and a Glass o' Plain Water for Me."

    Louis Prima again

    Peace,
    kmf
     
  13. chrose

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    Junior Brown Catfish And Collard Greens

    Junior Brown Coconut Island

    Led Zeppelin Tangerine

    Little Feat Dixie Chicken & Tripe Face Boogie

    Segura brothers "A Mosquito Ate Up My Sweetheart"

    Herb Alpert Whipped Cream & Taste of Honey

    George Clinton Do Fries Go With That Shake?

    James Brown Mother Popcorn

    Jay and The Techniques Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie

    Strawberry Alarm Clock "Incense n' Peppermints"

    Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) "Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs"

    Dana Carvey Choppin' Broccoli

    By the way Bighat, it's "Savoy Truffle" by George Harrison and it's about candy not cake:D )
     
  14. kylew

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    Louis Prima Rocks! :)
     
  15. shimmer

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    "On top of spaghetti...."

    From Rent (broadway musical) the song La Vie Boheme:

    Waiter: "... So that's four miso soup, four seaweed salad,
    two tofu dog platters, and one pasta with meatless balls..."
    Maureen: "Ugh"
    Tom: "It tastes the same"
    Maureen: "If you close your eyes"
    Waiter: "And thirteen orders of fries, is that it here?"
    All: Wine and beer!!


    Scarborough Fair (Simon and Garfunkel) "Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme"

    "Carrot stew, carrot stew, it's our favorite thing to do... " (from some Disney singalong tape my little sis had)

    I'm sure there are more!!

    What about groups like

    The Cranberries
    Salt n'Peppa
     
  16. kylew

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    Vanilla Fudge
     
  17. monkeymay

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    Louis Prima rocks hard big time!!!

    'And I'll join in matrimony with the girl who serves spumoni and Angelina will be mine!' - the BEST!
    What about 'Closest to the bone -sweeter is the meat- last slice of Virginia ham is the best that you can eat'? Did you know most of Prima's stuff was recorded live at the Sands in Vegas at about 4am?

    Louis Jordan - 'Beans and Cornbread'

    Jambalaya (on the Bayou) Professor Longhair

    Monkeyman- Stones - not a true food song but my two favorite food lines-
    'I'm a cold Italian pizza -I could use a lemon squeezer-don't you-
    I'm a sack of broken eggs I always have an unmade bed-love to play the blues! ( at times this has acurately described my life!) :D
     
  18. kylew

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    I eat antipasta twice
    just because she is so nice
    Angelina
    Angelina
    the waitress at the pizzeria

    I eat zoop-ing minestrone
    just to be with her alone
    Angelina
    Angelina
    the waitress at the pizzeria

    Ti vol-glio be-ne
    Angelina I adore you
    E vol-glio be-ne
    Angelina I live for you

    E un pas-sio-ne
    You have set my heart on fire

    But Angelina
    never listens to my song

    I eat antipasta twice
    just because she is so nice
    Angelina
    Angelina
    waitress at the pizzeria

    If she'll be a my My Car-ra mi-a
    then I'll join in matrimony
    with a girl who serves spumoni
    and Angelina will be mine
     
  19. kimmie

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  20. kuan

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    What's Frim Fram Sauce, oss-en-fay, and sha fafa?
    A song by Nat King Cole, also redone by Diana Krall.

    I don't want french fried potatoes,
    red ripe tomatoes,I'm never satisfied
    I want the frim fram sauce with oss-en-fay
    with sha fafa 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 oss-en-fay with sha fafa on the side

    Well you know a girl She really got to eat
    And a girl she should eat right
    Five will get you ten I'm going to feed myself right tonight

    I don't want fish cakes and rye bread
    You heard what I said
    Waiter please, I want mine fried
    I want the frim fram sauce with oss-en-fay
    with sha fafa on the side