Veggie Stew

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(This recently-discovered first draft of the Great Man's rock classic was originally a recipe set to music)

 

If you do veggie stew

Make sure you spuds are well cooked through

And your carrots and your turnips too

Al dente veg is so very hard to chew.

 

How to brew

Your veggie stew?

Put it in an oven dish on gas mark 2

For an hour; let it cook slowly through;

Then add you dumplings for a perfect veggie stew.

 

Veggie stew, veggie stew,

Suitable for veggies and for vegans too

Oh veggie, my veggie stew

It sticks to your ribs better than araldite glue.

 

Veggie stew, veggie stew

Eaten in Peru and also Timbucktu

Oh veggie, sweet veggie stew

You’ll become as good a chef as that Michel le Roux.

 

Veggie stew, veggie stew

Warms your cockles through and through

Oh veggie, hot veggie stew

Add a little chilli and it’s almost vindaloo.

 

Veggie stew, veggie stew,

Suitable for veggies and for vegans too

Oh veggie, my veggie stew

It sticks to your ribs better than araldite glue.

 

So once you knew

How to do

The perfect winter veggie stew

You’ll be feeding the neighbourhood crew

They’ll be making a queue for your winter veggie stew

You’ll have pulled quite a coup with your perfect veggie stew.

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Comments

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John Coopey

Wed 19th Dec 2012 18:04

Hello Tony,
Thanks for your thoughts on "Veggie Stew". I do indeed intend to sing this live (I shan't be singing it dead!)

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 15th Dec 2012 15:51

When can we expect a CD of these hugely enjoyable - and, let's admit - clever! - takes
on hits of yesteryear?

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Isobel

Sat 15th Dec 2012 15:27

I was listening to a 50s compilation recently and it struck me just how many songs had a girl called Sue or Susie in them. It was obviously extremely popular back then - or maybe it's because so many words rhyme with it - like glue, chew, you, who, too, to, two,loo, flew, brew, shoe, new, drew, blue, atishoo - oh, and stew of course.

Enjoyed your rendition, especially the twiddly vocal bits :)

tony sheridan

Sat 15th Dec 2012 10:09

Nice one John! You should sing this live! Take care, Tony.

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