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Clonakilty Blackpudding

  • (Jimmy Crowley)

    Chorus:
    Clonakilty Blackpudding, 'tis me daza, full of pep
    To put the lead back in your pencil and the spring back in your step
    Heaven knows what herbs and spices are inside the saucy skin
    But it brings a smile to Erin's Isle - agus fágfaimíd mar sin

    Way down in Clonakilty in the year of eighty nine
    The locomotive Banaba came chugging down the line
    On board sat Philip Harrington bound for culinary fame
    This place looks good to make me pud, I think I'll call the same -

    The man who made the motorcars from Ballinascarthy way
    Young Henry Ford who tempered gold from cold black steel, they say
    Said the painter in the foundry, Which colour, Henry, pray
    'Tis equal, Jack, once you make it black like that tasty tack, said he

    And when the hills of Carbery with ricochets did ring
    And the Black and Tans and Auxies stalked the column in the glen
    Up spoke our own big fellow saying, Here's rations for ye, men
    There's a half o' tierce of Wrastler, you can guess what's in the tin

    Salute, ye sons of rebel Cork, the warriors of yore
    Who donned the blood and bandage in fame for ever more
    Blithe Christy Ring, brave Thady Quill, those hurling heroes bold
    What do you think sustained 'em, boys, and fortified their souls

    Final chorus:
    Clonakilty Blackpudding, 'tis me daza, full of pep
    To put the lead back in your pencil and the spring back in your step
    No one knows what Edward Twomey puts inside that saucy skin
    But he brings a smile to Erin's Isle - agus fágfaimíd mar sin

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1998:] Ballad makers were traditionally commissioned to sing and compose the praises of their patron's wares. Throughout the Middle Irish period, the Filí sustained themselves by eulogising the Irish aristocracy. So, things haven't changed that much and I'm glad that my patron, Mr. Edward Twomey, has a good sense of the tradition. (Jimmy Crowley, notes 'Uncorked!')

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