Another from Sam Larner by way of Peter Bellamy and Jon grabs this one by the horns saying, “Always a good opener – particularly if no one has in fact called on you to sing.”
This is also known as The Cooks Choice in the Copper family collection, and was collected by Bob Copper from a John Johnson and although there are minor lyrical variations the basics are very much the same. Harry Cox also had this one in his repertoire and called it The Greasy Cook on his Harry Cox Sings The English Love Songs LP. It shares the same notes on Mainly Norfolk with The German Musicianer, bracketed as another bawdy number and has that music hall crossover feel to it. I couldn’t find much extra on Mudact either, but have a look here for lyrics and so forth.
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Bonus track: Butter And Cheese And All (Live at Cheltenham Folk Festival, 11th Feb 2011)
For more details on the AFSAD Tour and the after-show singing sessions, visit the AFSAD Live page.