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al-Qa'bong
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posted 29 November 2003 05:05 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
OK, we've heard of monkey songs, so how about songs featuring vegetables?

Deja Voodoo did one called "Don't give me flowers, give me vegetables" ("Give" or "send"?). Gerard van Herk is a linguistics prof. now?

Shirley Temple sang "You Gotta Eat Your Spinach Baby."

Frank Zappa featured rutabagas in "Call any Vegetable."

Respond!


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posted 29 November 2003 05:31 AM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Iíve heard the screams of the vegetables, watching their skins being peeled...
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posted 05 December 2003 10:04 PM      Profile for kingblake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Damn that's a hard one.

The only thing i can think of right now is "Red Beans & Rice" by Spearhead.

"Red Beans & Rice,
Red Beans & Rice,
Red Beans & Rice make everything nice.
...
Get some boiling water,
Get a pound of beans,
get some spice and make it nice,
you know what i mean!"


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 05 December 2003 10:12 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hmm, you reminded me of the old Count Basie tune, Mama Don't Want no Peas No Rice No Coconut Oil.

I googled the lyrics and found a page with the song, as well as one called Monkey Talk, by George Moxey & His Calypso Quintet, and another called Monkey, by Lord Flea and His Calypsonians.

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posted 05 December 2003 10:20 PM      Profile for kingblake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Does "glass onion" count?
Also, i think Maceo Parker has a song called "pass the peas".

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al-Qa'bong
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posted 05 December 2003 10:35 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Glass onion? Sure, why not? Is Piggies the next track on that record?

I just had a flash "vision" of swine songs...like I Crave my Pigmeat and Give Me a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer.

"...clutching forks and knives,
To eat the bacon..."

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posted 05 December 2003 10:43 PM      Profile for kingblake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Swine songs:

"Eggs and Sausage" by Tom Waits

"Eggs and sausage, and a side of toast,
coffee and a roast,
hashbrowns overeasy,
chili in a bowl..."

and now i'm hungry...

[edited to add]:
And then there's my favorite Reverend Horton Heat song, "Nurture my pig", though of course he's not talking about swine...

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al-Qa'bong
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posted 05 December 2003 11:29 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Whaddya think "pigmeat" is?
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posted 05 December 2003 11:33 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Two Stompin' Tom classics: "Ketchup Loves Potatoes," and "Bud the Spud."
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posted 05 December 2003 11:40 PM      Profile for koan brothers     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Poke Salad Annie by Tony Joe White.
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posted 05 December 2003 11:51 PM      Profile for banquosghost     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What the hell, if tubers and grains count so do fruit.

You say tomatoe and I say tomahto
You say potatoe and I say potahto


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 06 December 2003 12:48 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anybody see Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper perform Put Yer Looziana Lip Lock on my Love Pork Chop? What a hoot!

Fruit?

  • Yes, We Have No Bananas and I Love Bananas, Because They Have No Bones .
  • Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia by Jimmie Rodgers
  • Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by the Andrews Sisters.

    Innumerable "Cherry" songs...

    Grains?

    Is John Barleycorn just a poem or is it sung as well?

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    posted 06 December 2003 04:02 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
    "Potato Head Blues" (Louis Armstrong)
    "Emperor Tomato Ketchup" (Stereolab)
    "Pumpkin" (Tricky)
    "Green Corn" (Leadbelly)
    "Let's Burn Down the Cornfield" (Randy Newman)
    "(Do the) Mashed Potatoes, Pt. 1" (Nat Kendrick and the Swans, AKA James Brown and the Famous Flames)
    "Cabbage Alley" (The Meters)
    "Heinz Baked Beans" (The Who)

    Booker T. and the MG's liked their veggies:
    "My Sweet Potato", "Green Onions", and, of course, "Mo' Onions".

    Is popcorn a vegetable?
    "Popcorn" (Hot Butter)
    "Mother Popcorn" (James Brown)

    Plus anything by the Smashing Pumpkins or Black Eyed Peas. Or Coleman "The Bean" Hawkins.

    Plus:
    "A Carrot Is as Close as a Rabbit Gets to a Diamond" and
    "Big Eyed Beans from Venus" (both Captain Beefheart)
    You can always rely on the good Cap'n!


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    posted 06 December 2003 04:42 AM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
    Here's a classic:

    I don't like snails or toads or frogs
    Or strange things living under logs
    But mmm, I love onions!

    I don't like to dance with Crazy Ted
    He's always jumping on my head
    But mmm, I love onions!

    Onions, onions, la-la-la!
    Onions, onions, ha-ha-ha!
    Root doot doot-doot, doot doot doot!

    Onions, onions, la-la-la!
    Onions, onions, ha-ha-ha!
    Root doot doot-doot, doot doot doot!

    I don't like rain or snow or hail
    Or Moby Dick the Great White Whale
    But mmm, I love onions!

    I don't like shoes that pinch your toes
    Or people who squirt you with a garden hose
    But mmm, I love onions!

    Onions, onions, la-la-la!
    Onions, onions, ha-ha-ha!
    Root doot doot-doot, doot doot doot!

    Onions, onions, la-la-la!
    Onions, onions, ha-ha-ha!
    Root doot doot-doot, doot doot doot!

    Onion is a tuberous vegetable, and is a member of the genus Stinkus
    Delicioso. It was highly prized by the ancient Egyptian pharaohs and their
    friends and cousins. It causes watering of the eyes and rubifaction of the skin
    but it is very, very tasty.

    Onions, onions, la-la-la!
    Onions, onions, ha-ha-ha!
    Root doot doot-doot, doot doot doot!

    Onions, onions, la-la-la!
    Onions, onions, ha-ha-ha!
    Root doot doot-doot, doot doot doot!

    How vewy, vewy good!


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    posted 06 December 2003 10:25 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
    I'm a lonely little petunia
    In an onion patch
    And all I do is cry and cry all day.


    That vewy, vewy good song of yours, Doug, was also the basis for one of my favourite commercials, for Turtles chocolates, renditions of which I used to do regularly on this board whenever LaLance showed up.


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    posted 06 December 2003 05:16 PM      Profile for koan brothers     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
    Vegetable

    by Radiohead


    I never wanted anything but this
    I worked hard, tried hard
    I ran around in domestic bliss
    I fought hard
    Died hard
    Every time you're running out of here
    Every time you're running get the fear

    I never wanted any broken bones
    Scarred face, no home
    Your words surround me and I asphyxiate
    And I burn all hate

    Every time you're running out on me
    Every time you're running i can see
    I'm not a vegetable
    I will not control myself
    I spit on the hand that feeds me
    I will not control myself

    The waters break, the waters run all over me
    The waters break, the waters run and this time you're gonna pay

    I'm not a vegetable
    I will not control myself
    I spit on the hand that feeds me
    I will not control myself


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    al-Qa'bong
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    posted 09 December 2003 06:28 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
    How could I forget 1941's Celery Stalks at Midnight by the Will Bradley Orchestra?
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    posted 10 December 2003 01:27 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
    Dudes!
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