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Who'll Eat this Ice Cream? Let It Be Me

It’s that time of year again…

Cheesefare Week, when Orthodox Christians start to ease into the Lenten Fast, giving up meat but still eating eggs, milk, cheese, etc. Here’s my son David Mathewes’ tender farewell to all that is dairy and glorious, “Let It Be Me.”


(Yes, you ought to sing this at coffee hour on Forgiveness Sunday. It’s OK, they have to forgive you.)


Now that our time is waning
Only one day remaining
Who’ll eat this ice cream?
Let it be me.

Spiritual sacrifices
Leftover pizza slices
Must be disposed of
Let it be me.

Forgiveness Sunday
Tomorrow’s Clean Monday
We’ve only got one day
for coffee with cream

And glasses of melted butter
And what else comes from an udder
Three tubs of yogurt
And two sour cream

Oh what a sin to waste it
Is this milk still good? Please taste it
Did you bring the cheesecake?
Save some for me.
Who’ll eat this ice cream?
Let it be me.

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Reader Comments (1)

This is brilliant.
February 21, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterbluebird of bitterness

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