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Source: George Butterworth's notes at VWML
Performer: Gibbs, Ted
Place Collected: Bledington
Date collected: 1912 ?

Lumps of plum pudding and pieces of pie
My mother gave me for telling a lie (jumping so high).”
“Lumps of plum pudding” is a country term for bruises, while “pieces of pie” is rhyming slang for “a black eye”.
Note by Paul Burgess


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