My Mother's Frying Pan

by Michael Ogborn

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Comic Irish ditty about food, and family heilooms.
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“My Mother’s Frying Pan”
Words & Music by Michael Ogborn

Chorus
OH, IT’S THE FRYING PAN MY MOTHER USED
TO CROWN MY FATHER'S HEAD.
AND MANY A NIGHT SHE ALMOST BEAT
THE DRUNKEN BASTARD DEAD.
BUT HOW WE'D LAUGH TO WATCH HIM TRY
AND CLIMB BACK UP AGAIN.
IT'S THE FRYING PAN MY MOTHER BROUGHT
FROM OVER IN IRELAND!
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Verse 1.
SHE WOULD FRY US UP A SUPPER,
SHE WOULD FRY US UP A TREAT.
THE SAVORY SCENT OF MUTTON
OVER A FIRE MADE OF PEAT.
IT SERVED HER IN THE KITCHEN
BUT ITS JOB WAS NOT COMPLETE,
‘TIL SHE USED IT ON MY FATHER'S EGG
TO GET HIM OFF THE STREET!

CHORUS
IT’S THE FRYING PAN…
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Verse 2
IT WAS GIVEN TO MY MOTHER
ON THE DAY THAT SHE WAS WED,
BY MY GRANDMOTHER ON MY FATHER'S SIDE
AND THIS IS WHAT SHE SAID:
"IF HE'S ANYTHING LIKE HIS FATHER,
THEN HIS SKULL IS MADE OF LEAD.
SO DON'T BE AFRAID TO USE IT ON
HIS STUBBORN IRISH HEAD!”

CHORUS
IT’S THE FRYING PAN…
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Verse 3
MY FATHER CAUGHT THE FEVER
AND WAS GONE WITHIN A WEEK.
LAID OUT IN HIS COFFIN
HE WAS REALLY QUITE UNIQUE,
IT MAY HAVE HAPPENED SUDDEN
AS THE FEVER REACHED ITS' PEAK
BUT THERE WAS THE NAME OF A DUBLIN FOUNDRY
PLANTED FIRMLY ON HIS CHEEK!

CHORUS
IT’S THE FRYING PAN…
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Verse 4
MY MOTHER DIED AND LEFT
THE IRON SKILLET TO MY WIFE.
I’VE KISSED IT NOW A COUPLE OF TIMES
AND ALMOST LOST MY LIFE.
BUT TRADITION IS A LOVELY THING
IT HELPS YOU DEAL WITH STRIFE.
SHE’S GOT MY MOTHER’S FRYING PAN,
I’VE GOT MY FATHER’S KNIFE!

CHORUS
IT'S THE FRYING PAN MY MOTHER USED
TO CROWN MY FATHER'S HEAD.
AND MANY A NIGHT SHE ALMOST BEAT
THE DRUNKEN BASTARD DEAD.
BUT HOW WE'D LAUGH TO WATCH HIM TRY
AND CLIMB BACK UP AGAIN,
IT'S THE FRYING PAN ME MOTHER BROUGHT
FROM OVER IN IRELAND!
THE FRYING PAN MY MOTHER BROUGHT.
THE ONE THE DUBLIN FOUNDRY WROUGHT.
THE FRYING PAN ME MOTHER BROUGHT,
FROM OVER IN IRELAND!
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copyright 2003 Leydensong Music Co.

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released August 16, 2016
Michael Ogborn vocals and piano. Burning Bridget Cleary strings.
Recorded at Cambridge Sound Studios. Jim Salamone Engineer.

Copyright 2003 All Rights Reserved Leydensong Music Co.

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Michael Ogborn New York, New York

Michael Ogborn is a composer/playwright currently living in New York City. He has had over 25 musicals produced to date. Please visit his website at www.michaelogborn.com for archival photos and show information. Thanks!

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