Mashed Potato Love Poem

Published by Walton Music
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Secular text in English by Sidney Hoddes
Duration: 2:30 
Difficulty rating (1-5): 3

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erformed by the Illinois State University Belle Voix Women's Choir directed by Sarah Graham

The Treble version of one of the most popular pieces from "Play with Your Food".

Complete perusal score available upon request.

What others say:
"...the piece is great fun, so witty and clever and well written. Well done!!" 
Emily Ellsworth
Artistic Director of the Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus

Weblog of Jonathan Miller, artistic director of Chicago A Cappella
by Jonathan Miller on Mon, 07/09/2007 - 6:31pm.
"...A longtime patron was having a big birthday, and his wife hired us to go the Unitarian Church of Evanston for a surprise party and concert.  Sometimes it's hard to know if you're affecting someone, but this was not one of those times. The fortunate birthday boy, Craig, sat up in the front row, enjoying all of it.  One of the requests was the hilarious song by Paul Carey, "Mashed Potato/Love Poem" from the cycle "Play With Your Food!"  We hadn't sung it in a few years, and it was wonderful to once again witness that song's effect on an audience.

[And the response posted by Judith, Craigs husband]
Almost two weeks later, Craig is still talking about the performance and how moved he was and so are our friends. He laughed so hard at the Mashed Potato song that he couldn't catch his breath and tears were streaming down his face..."



Mashed Potato/Love Poem by Sidney Hoddes
If I ever had to choose between you
and a third helping of mashed potato,
(whipped lightly with a fork
not whisked,
and a little pool of butter
melting in the middle...)

I think
Id choose
the mashed potato.

But Id choose you next.





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