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Ear worm

I’m having sausage and biscuits tonight. Well, a facsimile thereof. Actually, it’s scones and sausage, and to make it taste like country sausage I have to add half a pound of cracked black pepper.

For those unfamiliar, the pepper in country sausage will make the sweat bead across your hairline.

Sausage always makes the Tennessee Pride jingle go through my head. (On an endless loop. Until I want to crush my skull in a machine press like that scene in The Fly. The original movie, I mean).

When I were a lass, they mostly shortened it to the couplet: “For real country sausage, the best you ever tried/Look for me on the label of Tennessee Pride.” But the version at the link is longer and includes the words:

It’s Real Country Sausage, yessiree,
The secret of the goodness is the recipe.
Well we start with fresh meat it’s really grand,
Pure whole hog pork, the best in the land.
We add a pinch of X and a dash of Z,
For flavor and taste we add Y9D.
A touch of Odom’s magic blends all three,
That the secret of the secret recipe.

Man, innocent times, when manufacturers bragged how they put delicious mystery chemicals in your food.

Searching for the song, I made the sad discovery that they’re about to close the Tennessee Pride factory in Dickson. I mean, they’re moving it to Jackson, but sad for those Dickson people.


Comment from Mitch
Time: August 17, 2021, 8:57 pm

MMMM! Love that Y9D!

Comment from Pupster
Time: August 17, 2021, 9:47 pm

Good stuff that, I’ve made a lot of breakfasts out of a roll of that and some eggo waffles. We usually get the “hot” variety. You should be able to find some spicy italian sausage that would be close, Stoaty.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: August 17, 2021, 10:06 pm

Damn, the pork sausage factory in Kabul is probably going to have to close too!

That is until they open an inclusive government (with women!) as the UN is telling them they MUST do!

Back to the topic…

Never had Tennessee Pride, but biscuits and sausage gravy is one of muh favorite campfire foods.

Surpassed only by Buc-ee’s sausage, egg, and cheese biscuits, which ya just can’t get at a camp fire, or in Merry Olde England.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 17, 2021, 11:43 pm

Thank you, Stoaty, now I know what I’ve gotta have for breakfast! Biscuits, sausage, and GRAVY!

Perhaps my own cure for an ear worm will work for you. I silently sing to myself The Star Spangled Banner.

I bet God Save the Queen would be worth a try, too. (-:

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 18, 2021, 12:20 pm

Damn earworms. It’s one of the reasons I listen mostly to jazz. I can let it wash over me without getting terribly invested in the complicated lines. That, and guitar blues. I love Stevie Ray Vaughn with all my heart, but I never hear “Texas Flood” in my head when I’m trying to fall asleep.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: August 20, 2021, 3:59 am

Don’t forget Valleydale meats. The commercials were so popular with kids that TV stations had to publish a schedule for them.
I believe they were in the Roanoke/Bristol area.

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