Sunday, 23 October 2011

Plucking Pheasants And The Pheasant Plucker's Song

Many years ago when I first met Tobermory, among the smart things he taught me we some very very silly things. One of them was this drinking game/linguistic dexterity exersise.

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How fast can you say that after four pints of Stella?

Turns out it comes from a lager body of work

The Pheasant Plucker's Song
I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son
I'm only plucking pheasants 'till the pheasant plucker comes.

Me husband is a keeper, he's a very busy man
I try to understand him and I help him all I can,
But sometimes in an evening I feel a trifle dim
All alone, I'm plucking pheasants, when I'd rather pluck with him.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's mate 
I'm only plucking pheasants 'cos the pheasant plucker's late !

I'm not good at plucking pheasants, at pheasant plucking I get stuck
Though some pheasants find it pleasant I'd rather pluck a duck.
Oh plucking geese is gorgeous, I can pluck a goose with ease
But pheasant plucking's torture because they haven't any grease.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, he has gone out on the tiles
He only plucked one pheasant and I'm sitting here with piles !

You have to pluck them fresh, if it’s fresh they’re not unpleasant,
I knew a man in Dunstable who could pluck a frozen pheasant.
They say the village constable had pheasant plucking sessions
With the vicar on a Sunday ‘tween the first and second lessons.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's mum
I'm only plucking pheasants 'till the pheasant plucker's come.

My good friend Godfrey is most adept, he's really got the knack
He likes to have a pheasant plucked before he hits the sack.
I like to give a helping hand, I gather up the feathers, 
It's really all our pheasant plucking keeps us pair together.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's friend
I'm only plucking pheasants as a means unto an end !

My husband's in the forest always banging with his gun
If he could hear me half the time I'm sure that he would run,
For there's fluff in all my crannies, there's feathers up my nose
And I'm itching in the kitchen from my head down to my toes.

I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's wife 
And when we pluck together it's a pheasant plucking life !






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SBW

10 comments:

LSP said...

Tasty. Aside from the odd amazonian guard, my "fowling's" been pretty non-existent - dove season was a pathetic mockery. No water, no birds....

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

LSP

Do you have Javelina near you?
SBW

LSP said...

We do, but they're pretty rare; a fair few hogs though, which I need to summon up the energy to hunt.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

.303's the medicine for feral hawgz, sporterizing it would be a smashing porch project, and a great blog project for us to follow too
SBW

Sahil said...

Just found your website, great job! I learned how to pluck and clean a pheasant only two weeks ago. I wish I knew that song then!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Sahil

You might say it's the song of the season!

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

SBW

Dustin said...

Never have plucked a pheasant before. We always skin them and cook them that way. Any good recipes for plucked pheasant?

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Dustin

Have a look on Hanks blog - linked from the bottom of the post

SBW

Chas Clifton said...

Looks like the dog chewed most of the breast off that one! Nice plucking job though.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Chas

It's not [quite] as bad as it looks, but I'm thinking more Coq Au Vin than a roast dinner!
SBW