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I'm In It For the Food

©2008 Sandra L. Reay

Colorado Sandstorm Music, B.M.I.

 
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Corned beef on pumpernickel or sometimes barbequed
  Pastrami, salami on light rye. I'm In It For the Food
   
  Roast chicken on Friday night or like Chinese, cashewed
  Matzo balls in chicken soup. I'm In It For the Food
 
chorus Hassidic or Orthodox? Conservative? Reform?
  I've been a gastronomic Jew since the day that I was born
  I've been a gastronomic Jew since the day that I was born
 
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Mama made stuffed cabbage. With tomatoes it was stewed
  Put raisins in a kugel. I'm In It For the Food
 
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Lox on toasted bagel. With cream cheese it is glued
  Slice a Bermuda onion. I'm In It For the Food
   
  No pork or shrimp or lobster. Those things are tabooed
  I don't drink milk anyway. I'm In It For the Food
   
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I've been a gastronomic Jew since the day that I was born
 

"Someone suggested that I write a song about Jewish food for Rocky Mountain Jewgrass. I came up with the line I'm In It For the Food and started looking for true rhymes for food." — San

 
I'm In It For The Food
Full-length Demo / Rough
 
 
Samples from Production Versions:
 
Live at Swallow Hill - Rocky Mountain Jewgrass 
Shalom Feivel and Rocky Mountain Jewgrass - Live at Swallow Hill CD
396 K
  • Sandy Reay: lead vocal, upright bass
  • Saul Rosenthal: guitar, harmony vocal
  • Ben Cohen: mandolin, harmony vocal
  • Gail deVore: fiddle, harmony vocal
 

I'm In It For the Food - Rocky Mountain Jewgrass
(Limited-edition, 1-song CD)

Shalom Feivel and Rocky Mountain Jewgrass
243 K
  • Sandy Reay: lead vocal, upright bass
  • Saul Rosenthal: guitar, harmony vocal
  • Ben Cohen: banjo, harmony vocal
  • Gail deVore: fiddle, harmony vocal
  • Manny Ladis: mandolin
 
  • I'm In It For the Food was one of two songs mentioned in the reveiw of the concert at the Tempe Center for the Arts, by Salvatore Caputo in the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, Jan. 16, 2009.
  • I'm In It For the Food was featured in concert at the Coconino Arts Center in Flagstaff, Jan. 10, and in concert at the Tempe Center for the Arts, during the Rocky Mountain Jewgrass CD-release Arizona tour.
  • I'm In It For the Food was performed Nov. 1, 2008, at a CD recording concert by Rocky Mountain Jewgrass at Swallow Hill Music Association.
     
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