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Lyr Req: Funeral Food (Kate Campbell)

Joe Offer 14 Oct 07 - 03:39 AM
Bat Goddess 14 Oct 07 - 01:24 PM
Uncle_DaveO 14 Oct 07 - 02:40 PM
open mike 14 Oct 07 - 03:00 PM
open mike 14 Oct 07 - 03:18 PM
Joe Offer 15 Oct 07 - 08:42 PM
Vixen 16 Oct 07 - 11:23 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Funeral Food (Kate Campbell)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 03:39 AM

I heard this song at an outdoor festival Thursday, and I didn't catch all the words. Can somebody post the lyrics, please?
As a church musician, I seem to eat a lot of funeral food, so it's a subject near and dear to my heart.

I found part of it here (click):

    Aunt Fidelia brought the rolls
    with her green bean casserole
    The widow Smith down the street
    dropped by a bowl of butter beans.
    Plastic cups and silverware,
    lime green Tupperware, everywhere.
    Pass the chicken, pass the pie,
    We sure eat good when someone dies.

    There sits mean old Uncle Bob,
    gnawing on a corn on the cob.
    Who's that walking through the door?
    I don't think we've ever seen him before.
    Let's hit the line a second time,
    We sure eat good when someone dies.

    Funeral food,
    It's so good for your soul;
    Funeral food,
    Fills you up down to your toes;
    Funeral food,
    Funeral food....[fade]



-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Funeral Food (Kate Campbell)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 01:24 PM

Sue Grafton made a reference in one of her early in the alphabet mystery novels to a book entitled "Funeral Feasts and Sudden Death Quick Snacks" as Kinsey's commentary on how funeral food just sort of appears even on short notice -- as if the casseroles and jello salads were all premade and stored in the freezer in case of a sudden need.

Sounds like an interesting song, Joe!

Linn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Funeral Food (Kate Campbell)
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 02:40 PM

"Fills you down to your toes" ???


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Subject: ADD: Funeral Food (Kate Campbell)
From: open mike
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 03:00 PM

This song is on her Visions of Plenty album, if i am not mistaken..
i am looking for my glasses now--to check out the lyrics...meanwhile..
see her web page (she has a song book available which includes another funerary tune of hers "Sing Me Out") (which is the title song to an
an album of hers...and there is a link to hear it on her web site)
http://www.katecampbell.com/
and she is coming soon to a venue near you, (well, not near YOU
Joe O (OR ME), but near many others, including in UK)
http://www.katecampbell.com/tour.html

I went to her concert in Carson City Nevada a while back.
our local folk society did not think it would be successful
to schedule a concert by her on Super Bowl Sunday, but
the Nevada venue that took that date was filled to the brim!~

Her music fills you up down to your toes!

She is from Mississippi and is an author and lecturer
as well as a musician. On tour she often has speaking
engagements as well as singing ones on her calendar.

Does anybody out there have an Aunt Fidelia??

Joe, you got all the words, except for the last "tag" line
"Everybody's here for the feast
But come next week where will they be"

which seems to ask the question..
when will the next one be? (funeral)

Funeral Food
(Kate Campbell / Ira Campbell / Johnny Pierce)

Aunt Fidelia brought the rolls
With her green bean casserole
The widow Smith down the street
Dropped by a bowl of butter beans
Plastic cups and silverware
Lime green Tupperware everywhere
Pass the chicken, pass the pie
We sure eat good when someone dies

Funeral food
It's so good for the soul
Funeral food
Fills you up down to your toes
Funeral food
Funeral food

There sits mean ole Uncle Bob
Gnawing on a corn on the cob
And who's that walking through the door
I don't think I've ever seen him before
Isn't it a shame she passed away
She made the best chocolate cake
Let's hit the line a second time
We sure eat good when someone dies

Everybody's here for the feast
But come next week where will they be


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Funeral Food (Kate Campbell)
From: open mike
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 03:18 PM

The song "Funeral Food" is by
Kate Campbell / Ira Campbell / Johnny Pierce
© 1997 Large River Music (BMI) / Cedarsong Publishing (BMI)
and she records on Large River Music.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Funeral Food (Kate Campbell)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Oct 07 - 08:42 PM

That's it? Just two verses? I'll betcha a Mudcat Song Challenge could squeeze a couple dozen verses out of a topic like this (and beat the topic to death in the process, I suppose). Maybe these two great verses are enough, hey?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Funeral Food (Kate Campbell)
From: Vixen
Date: 16 Oct 07 - 11:23 AM

Well, I don't have an Aunt Fidelia, but my great-grandmother's name was Fidelia Jane....

V


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