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rich r Lyr Req: Lime Jello Salad? / Lime Jell-O... (80* d) Lyr Add: LIME JELL-O MARSHMALLOW COTTAGE...^^ 18 Jul 99


LIME JELL-O MARSHMALLOW COTTAGE CHEESE SURPRISE
by Joan Morris and William Bolcom

The song exists on a CD called "Keepers" that is available only as a premium for membership at Minnesota Public Radio. Sorry about the all upper case. I transcribed this several years ago and I often use all caps in my personal lyric sheets because it is easier for my bad eyes to see if I am trying to learn it with guitar in hand and the sheet on a music stand or the floor. This number is more a rhythmic recitation with piano (kinda like a talking blues, but different)

Ladies, the minutes will soon be read today.
The garden club and weaving class I'm sure have much to say,
But next week is our culture night, our biggest best event,
And I've just made a dish for it you'll all find heaven sent.
It's my lime Jell-O marshmallow cottage cheese surprise
With slices of pimento; you won't believe your eyes!
All topped with a pineapple ring and a dash of mayonnaise,
My vanilla wafers round the edge will win your highest praise.

And Mrs. Jones is making scones that are filled with peanut mousse
To be followed by a chicken mold that's made in the shape of a goose.
For ladies who must watch those pounds we've found a special dish:
Strawberry ice enshrined in rice, with bits of tuna fish.
And my lime Jell-O marshmallow cottage cheese surprise,
Truly a creation that description defies.
It will go so well with Mrs. Bell's creation of the week,
Shrimp salad topped with chocolate sauce and garnished with a leek.

And Mrs. Perkins' walnut loaf that's crowned with melted cheese
Was such a hit last culture night, we asked no seconds please.
Now you must try her hot-dog pie with candied mushroom slices.
Those ladies who resigned last year, they just don't know what nice is.
And my lime Jell-O marshmallow cottage cheese surprise
I did not steal that recipe; it's lies, I tell you, lies!
A grand surprise, a picture hat (?) and a seven-sequin gown
For any girl who tries each dish and keeps her whole lunch down.

I'm sure you all are waiting for the biggest news, dessert.
We've thought of things in molds and rings your diet to subvert.
You must try our chocolate layer-cake on a peanut-brittle base
With slices of bananas that make a funny face;
Around the edgesl peppermints just swimming in peach custard,
With lovely little curlicues of lovely yellow mustard.
If all this is too much for you, permit me to advise
More lime Jell-O marshmallow cottage cheese surprise.
I made heaps.


Bon appetite,
rich r


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