American Old Time Song Lyrics: 22 Pigs Head Wid Cabbage And Praties

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Pigs Head Wid Cabbage and Praties.
Written and sung by Sam Devere.

Oh, it's in many far away countries I've travelled,
I'm fond of good eatin' and drinkin';
And the mysteries of fancy French cooking unraveled,
It's elegant, too, I be thinking.
I've dined with the best of them all the world o'er,
No matter whatever my state is;
Sure I'll be contented with lashings galore,
Of pigs' head and cabbage and praties;
Oh, good pigs' head and cabbage and praties.

Oh, in England I've dined on roast beef and plum duff, sir.
In Italy on famed macaroni;
In Russia on fat tallow candles, sir.
In Germany I ate Dutch bologny.
In China I dined on their rats and their dogs. -T
Ate in-France where the cookin' so great is; -
And the nearest approach to French fricasseed frogs
Is pigs' and cabbage and praties;
Oh, good pigs' head and cabbage and praties.

Oh, my father nor mother before me were naither
Bad lookin'. but handsome and healthy;
Divil an ache or a pain ever bothered them aither.
With nature's free gifts they were wealthy.
They reared a big family, the Lord to be praised.
And sure every one of them straight is;
All rosy and hearty, and all of them raised
On pigs' head and cabbage and praties;
Oh, good pigs' head and cabbage and praties.

Oh, at banquets and royal receptions quite numerous,
I've feasted on rarest occasions;
Where the wines were the choicest, the company most humorous.
Disturbed by no plebian invasions.
The viands were all of the choicest and rare.
Sure I know what a fine bit of mate is,
And there is no dish in the world to compare
With pigs' head and cabbage and praties;
Oh, good pigs' head and cabbage and praties.
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