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 Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake


1 5/8" x 2", 16 pages, four fold-outs, 32 illustrations

"Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake" was written by  C. Frank Horn in 1883,  not in Ireland, but in Pennsylvania, although it's a variation of an old Irish song "Miss Mulligan's Christmas Cake".  It was one of the first comic Christmas songs. Anyone who's had the nerve to try Grandma's fruitcake will appreciate the chorus:

There were plums and prunes and cherries,
There were citrons and raisins and cinnamon, too
There was nutmeg, cloves and berries
And a crust that was nailed on with glue

There were caraway seeds in abundance
Such that work up a fine stomach ache
That could kill a man twice after eating a slice
Of Miss Fogarty's Christmas cake.

The chorus folds out at the end of every verse, and is illustrated with fancy cakes from Mrs. Beeton 's  Book of Household Management, (1861)


This product was added to our catalog November  3, 2012
$42.00
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