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Christmas Pudding

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Greg Trafidlo

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A "Jeffersonian recipe" based on the traditional fiddle tune "Sally Goodin.

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          CHRISTMAS PUDDING

            Greg Trafidlo, ©2006
(Based on traditional fiddle tune "Sally Goodin")   
 
Here's a Jeffersonian recipe
Grab yourself a pencil and listen to me
Get a big bowl, preferably wooden
We're gonna make a Christmas puddin'
 
    Mix cinnamon, ginger, a little nutmeg
    Ask a chicken for three fresh eggs
    Add raisins, cherries, dates and plums
    You'll be surprised what it becomes
 
Separate the egg whites from the yolks
I promise there'll be no chicken jokes
A cup of milk, self-rising flour
The whole thing takes about six hours
 
    Them's the fixin's you will need
    Throw in the yolks, mix thoroughly
    A little more milk to make it stiff
    It's gonna start rising in a jiff
 
    Instrumental Break
 
Put the dough in big cheesecloth
Hang it from a wire like a three-toed sloth
Boil in water, for about five hours
Take it from the pot, it's ready to devour
 
    Cover it with butter or a sugar glaze
    Put in on the table for the holidays
    Have a happy New Year, make it a goodin'
    And save me a piece of that Christmas puddin'

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