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Posted By: HuwG
04-Jun-02 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
Lovely thread, of course I love Imlach's music and humour.

One possible clarification of the lyrics for "Cod Liver Oil and the Orange Juice" ; "VP and cider ...". Is that possibly "Feed B and cider ...". I seem to recall hearing "Fed B" or "Feed B" as a reference to "Federation Breweries". (Federation Heavy is often described as a drink ideally suited to hand-to-hand combat).

Glasgow is of course the home of the story in which a constable knocks at the door of a tenement flat: PC "Does the widow McAlistair live here?"
Woman "I'm Mrs. McAlistair, aye, but I'm no' a widow."
PC "If you jist gae doon to the Infirmary, I think you'll find you're wrong. Good day to ye."