Video Scene : Songs about Food and Drink ; “Savoy Truffle” The Beatles

The Beatles were the first band that I got into as a result of watching Beatles Cartoons on TV in the early 80’s. This is perhaps the first song about food that I heard as a young teen and the fact that it is about chocolate probably speaks volumes about my sweet tooth. As an impressionable teen with raging hormones, I was a little obsessed and aroused by the naked picture of  my teen idol Paul McCartney, with his pubes hanging out either side of the white strip they used to censor the pic, in the lift out of the White Album. I’m sure many of his fans felt the same way too. The moreish song melds organ, saxophone, rock guitar and a heavy dose of confectionary.

Apparently most of the confectionary names used in the song are authentic and the song title is derived from a box of Mackintosh’s Good News chocolates.

Chocoholics unite, this song is an anthem to describe your addiction.

Lyrics:

“Savoy Truffle”

Creme tangerine and montelimar
A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
A coffee dessert, yes, you know it’s good news
But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle

Cool cherry cream and a nice apple tart
I feel your taste all the time we’re apart
Coconut fudge really blows down those blues
But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle

You might not feel it now
But when the pain cuts through
You’re going to know and how
The sweat is going to fill your head
When it becomes too much
You’re going to shout aloud

But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle.

You know that what you eat you are
But what is sweet now, turns so sour
We all know Ob-La-Di-Bla-Da
But can you show me, where you are?

Creme tangerine and montelimat
A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
A coffee dessert–yes you know its good news
But you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle

Yes you’ll have to have them all pulled out
After the Savoy truffle

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About Anna-Maria Megalogenis 158 Articles

Anna-Maria has been writing for Street Press in Melbourne and Sydney for over 20 years. She is passionate about food, music and the arts, is an avid reader and used to hand write reviews for Beat Magazine at the Great Britain Hotel, where a patron once suggested she was ripping off articles in Rolling Stone magazine.

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