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Monday Lab Track: Joy of Cooking

Today’s lab track, recommended by MarlowePI, is a little bluegrassy bit of absurdity about a guy who decided that, instead of picking up his bible, he’d pick up another book. This led him to find a much greater truth about life. Enjoy. 🙂

Joy of Cooking
Old Man Luedecke

In uncertain hours our forebears looked
To the more certain power of the Holy Good Book
They opened up a verse then they read out the Word
There was the voice of God and the answer that they heard

As for me I’ve a less oracular bent
Spend most of my time
Wondering where my time was spent
But in particular desperation on a Sunday afternoon
When all I held as good in life was in some random swoon

I opened up a book, on the shelf near my Bible
Opened up a book for culinary survival
I took a look in The Joy of Cookin’
Joy of Cookin’, oh, why, oh?
If I’m not mistaken, the answer’s bacon
Answer’s bacon, oh, why, oh?

So I went and got my frying pan and cooked about a pound
Me and my little wife and children sat us down
Grace was spoken in that bacon scent profound
All I had and lost was found

This has been another installment of Monday Lab Tracks. Send us your musical recommendations through our contact link at the top of the page, and tell us what you think of the song in the comments below!

Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.

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  1. Yay, you took my suggestion! But man, now I wish I’d updated my website within the past 4 years or so. It’s like getting surprise visitors while in your underwear.

  2. Now this I really enjoyed. I have an unnatural fondness for the banjo and for songs that inspire sing-a-longs. Mind you, I’ve been a vegetarian for almost a decade and the only meat I really miss is bacon so that might have influenced me a wee bit. Well, sort of that is. What I actually miss is the experience I used to have eating bacon rather than the actual stuff itself. I had some about a year ago and it just didn’t do it for me anymore.

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