Posted by Lewis on June 10, 2004
In Reply to: Cats & pudding bag strings posted by ESC on June 10, 2004
: : Sing sing what'll I sing
: : The cat's run away with the pudding bag string
: : Do Do what'll I do
: : The cat has bitten it quite in two
: : I'd like to know for sure whether that is all there is to it and whether it concerned a particular type of pudding. i'm trying to write up a family history and am including a section on the things the folks used to sing or say.
: : Thanks for any help.
: : Annie B.
: Are you from the U.S., Britain or elsewhere?
Sounds like steamed pudding - or 'duff' as it used to be called. certain puddings were wrapped in muslin cloth - sometimes it would be a bag which would have draw-strings.
suet duff was a tasty somewhat savoury pudding when I were a lad.