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Cats & pudding bag strings

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.