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#124089 - 02/28/04 04:40 PM What am I to do?  
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Sudden time on my hands and worried on a long-ago triv, I went and I looked and I verifized: Sammy Lerner is indeed the author of all *three* verses of "Popeye the Sailor Man" *and* "Falling in Love Again." He demised in the same year as the German Democratic Republic. No causal relationship has been established.

http://www.harrynilsson.com/misc-1736-15063.html


#124090 - 02/28/04 05:08 PM Re: What am I to do?  
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Dear IP: I never knew the author of "Is it true what they say about Dixie". But one line from it did not sound authentic "Do they keep eating possum till they cain't eat no more".
I doubt very much that possum can be a delicacy even to
the reddest of rednecks.


#124091 - 02/28/04 06:11 PM Dead on my plate  
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"Do they keep eating possum till they cain't eat no more"

It depends on what the line rhymes with, wwh.

The lyricist may have put his professional predilections ahead of his culinary predilections.

In any case, there is no accounting for some people's taste in food.

I've heard of people who travel miles to hunt and eat blackbirds ... which they consider a delicacy.

Given a choice, I think I would take the possum.

But I would rather see a possum play dead than see one dead on my plate (roasted, grilled or baked).


#124092 - 02/28/04 06:26 PM Re: Dead on my plate  
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wwh: don't know the song but I wonder if it expresses a lament rather than a predilection.


#124093 - 02/28/04 06:28 PM Re: Dead on my plate  
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I wonder if it expresses a lament rather than a predilection

A person can lament a predilection, especially if it's fattening.




#124094 - 02/28/04 06:36 PM Re: eat possum  
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Is it true what they say about Dixie
Does the sun really shine all the time
Do the sweet magnolias blossom at everybody's door
Do the folks keep eating possum til they can't eat no more

Is it true what they say about Swanny
Is a dream by the stream so sublime
Do they laugh do they love like they say in every song
If it's true that's where I belong

Is it true what they say about Dixie
Does the sun really shine all the time
Well do the sweet magnolias blossom at everybody's door
Do the folks keep eating that possum til they can't eat no more

Is it true what they say about Swanny
Is a dream by the stream so sublime
Do they laugh love like they say in every song
If it's true that's where I belong




#124095 - 02/28/04 09:11 PM Re: Dead on my plate  
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<<lament[able] predilection[s]>>

I've never eaten possum but I think I remember hearing it's pretty awful.


#124096 - 02/28/04 09:48 PM Re: Dead on my plate  
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helps if you eat it standing on your head...





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#124097 - 02/28/04 11:45 PM Re: Dead on my plate  
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pretty awful.

It really is. It doesn't help that here they are major vectors for bovine TB, and that there are nearly twice as many of them as there are sheep.


#124098 - 02/29/04 08:25 PM Re: Dead on my plate  
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Old NZ recipe for eating possum: Boil the possum with a large stone for five hours. Throw away the possum. Eat the stone.


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