Monday, February 2, 2009

"Little Potato" Song Lyrics

One of our favorite songs, first heard on WUNC (local NPR station), played by Metamora.

You're my little potato, you're my little potato,
You're my little potato, they dug you up,
You come from underground,

The world is big, so big, so very big
To you, it's new, it's new to you.

You're my little potato, you're my little potato,
You're my little potato, they dug you up,
You come from underground.

Let's talk about root crops (they dug you up),
And lamb chops (they chew on you),
And things to eat...like apples
and cheese and 'nanas and cream,
Jellies and butter,
it's late at night, I hope this little bottle helps you go to sleep.

They must have grown you wild,
you make a grown man a child,
I’ll go and play in the mud
to be with you my spud (potato).
When you came out looking red as a beet,
You had wrinkles on the bottoms of your feet!

Oh, you are so sweet potato!
You're my sweet potato,
you're my sweet potato, dug you up
You come from underground.

You smile, a smile, a little smile
The world is small, so small, it's very small

You're my little potato, you're my little potato,
you're my little potato, they dug you up,
You come from underground

You're my little potato, you're my little potato,
you're my little potato!


Written by Malcolm Dalglish
Recorded on Metamora, Sugar Hill Records, SH-CD 1131

2 comments:

  1. Hello friends!
    This potato song makes me think of a delicious sweet potato souffle, first premiered at Tova's spring potluck. Read below for recipe:

    3 large sweet potatoes
    2 tbsp buter
    2 eggs, (yolks and whites separated)
    3/4 -1 c grated cheese (i like a mix of mozarella, cheddar, and monterrey jack)
    1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper
    salt and pepper to taste

    Boil sweet potatoes with skins until soft, about 40 min. Remove skins and add butter, cheese, egg YOLKS, cayenne pepper, and salt. Mix until cheese is melted. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Then, add egg whites to sweet potato mixture and mix gently. In a greased casserole dish, bake sweet potato souffle for 30-35 min at 375F. Enjoy!

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  2. What a cute song...I love it

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