The Cheese Song (in Dmaj)

September 21, 2006 7:05 AM

This might be the first song that directly references a question in the green. I recorded this a few years back as a present to my mum. (The talented Mr Matt Evans added the scritchy-scratchiness.) This is the song as I remember my mum singing it to me. The only difference is that my Mum sang it in a lilting Scouse, whereas I tend to intone it pretentiously. BTW: My question in Ask still stands. I'd love it if anyone knew this song - or anything like it. I fully intend, one day, to illustrate the song as a children's book, sell millions and retire to a caribbean island to kill myself slowly with daiquiris. You have been warned.

posted by Jofus (8 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Brilliant! You really ought to link to this from your question.

And then someone can post a followup comment saying "omg someone on mefi recorded this song you should ask them" and we could all laugh and laugh and then it would become clear that we had actually begun to sob.
posted by cortex at 7:39 AM on September 21, 2006

...and snakes, many of which will be thousands of miles long, will roam the earth, devouring everything...
posted by Jofus at 7:53 AM on September 21, 2006

...and woe, woe to mankind, who will be as so much Reptile Kibble before their scaley overlords...
posted by cortex at 8:13 AM on September 21, 2006

I will buy the book. Let me know when it's done.
posted by winston at 7:03 PM on September 21, 2006

Well, this is just about the best thing I've ever heard
posted by buriednexttoyou at 11:18 AM on September 26, 2006

I think it's amazing that you remembered all the lyrics to such a long song... the story and the tone kind of reminded me of The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay, an Australian children's book published in 1918, featuring a walking, talking, and sulking pudding. Probably no connection at all, but if your song was a music hall hit from 1894, maybe Lindsay had heard it in his lifetime, too.
posted by misozaki at 5:53 AM on January 17, 2007

From everything I've heard about the song, it seems to blur into any number of similar songs from the same era.

I'm tempted to create a Venn diagram of Pudding Related Songs. Maybe I'll post it to Projects.

posted by Jofus at 1:26 AM on January 18, 2007

Ooh. And now here too.
posted by Jofus at 1:14 AM on April 3, 2007

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