Mashed Potato Love Poem
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Difficulty rating (1-5): 3
Treble version of one of
the most popular pieces
from "Play with Your
"...the piece is great fun, so witty
and clever and well written. Well done!!"
Artistic Director of the
Jonathan Miller, artistic director
of Chicago A Cappella
Jonathan Miller on Mon,
07/09/2007 - 6:31pm.
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
[And the response posted by Judith,
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
and a little pool of butter
melting in the middle...)
the mashed potato.
But I’d choose you next.