Sunday 17 September 2023

Snapshots #310 - A Top Ten Songs About Herbs

Because I couldn't find a picture of Herb Alpert taking a photo, here's Herbie the car. He's going bananas for today countdown of songs with herbs in them...

(Oh, and in case you were wondering about Marlene yesterday, the surname "Dill" is apparently "from a pet form of the personal name Dietrich", according to the people who know about such things.)

10. Makes a lot of parkin.

Parkin is a ginger cake. Some debate on the interweb about whether ginger is a herb or a root veg. That doesn't matter though, because we're not here for the ginger, we're here for the basil...

Ginger Baker - Basil

9. Sure-footed ungulates.

Ungulates are large mammals with hooves.

The Mountain Goats - Wild Sage

8. Death-, Funny-, Mountain-.

Death-wish, funny-bone, mountain-ash.

Wishbone Ash - Sorrel

7. Lost in fatheadedness and obscureness. 

FaTHEadedness and obsCUREness. 

Yes, obscureness is a word. Seems pretty obscure to me.

The Cure - Mint Car

Bob looks particularly bonkers in that video.

6. James Moir on an open fire.

James Moir is better known as Vic Reeves. Chestnuts go on an open fire.

Vic Chestnutt - Tarragon

5. Joan's cocktail, mixed with Punch.

The cocktail is a Joan Collins. Punch mixes with Judy.

Judy Collins - Wild Mountain Thyme

4. They've been on the Shari.

Shari Lewis had the puppet Lambchop on her hand.

Lambchop - D. Scott Parsley

3. Thomas built this to keep the ships safe.

Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

2. Half blonde bombshell and king of the jungle.

Half of Marilyn joined onto a lion.

Marillion - Lavender

1. I'm Son and Fluke Gran.


Although it's not in the title, this track was obvious from the outset...

1. Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair

Season your Saturday with more Snapshots next week...


  1. Reminds me you need to find a way to fit the Raw Herbs into one of these things. Great band. - Brian


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