Please be advised that if anything in this post seems smutty, it is entirely your own fault!
About ten days ago I was making a pumpkin pie for my bloke (he’s not from round here!) As I was working on the pastry, it occurred to me that I couldn’t think of any kind of songs that leant themselves to pie making. It’s December, so all the seasonal stuff has a bias towards that other festival. What to sing while making a pie?
I come from a folk background. It is worth noting that, in folk, anything can be a euphemism. Playing the violin, games of cards, fairground attractions, going for a walk, listening to nightingales… its remarkable the number of apparently innocent practices that, in a folk song, will lead to pregnancy and/or hasty marriage!
The last threads in this peculiar history, are that yesterday I was out with Druids and others, doing things to mistletoe (no, that’s not a euphemism….). I was expecting my old friend Dave, from Bards of the Lost Forest to be there, and he wasn’t, because he was being ill. There’s a man who’d appreciate a good pie, I had thought. There is also my good friend Edrie, who has been poked by medics over the weekend (not in the fun way, so much) and she’s the sort to enjoy a good pie, too.
And so I’ve recorded it. This one’s for you, recovering people, Dave, Edrie hope you feel better soon!
(oh, and this is just a thrown together, recorded at home sort of thing so please forgive the imperfections.)
December 9th, 2013 at 2:38 pm
That was fun and so nice to hear your voice. I’ve not heard you sing before, lovely sound.
December 9th, 2013 at 2:53 pm
December 17th, 2013 at 9:36 pm
What a happy tune! Thank you for sharing. It’s quite catchy and I can certainly see singing it while baking.