This One Takes the Cake

layer cake

Today’s selection for the FACS Soundtrack is another golden oldie, but come on!  How could we possible reject the song If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d Have Baked a Cake from the Food and Nutrition Playlist?  I’m sure I don’t need to explain how this song could be useful in a culinary arts or food preparation class.  Whether you’re teaching students to bake a cake from a recipe or a mix, it’s just too perfect.

If you’re concerned that the students will reject the early original recording, you’ll find a Sesame Street version available on You Tube. 

The lyrics to this one are absolutely delicious!

Well, well, well, look who’s here
I haven’t seen you in many a year

If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
baked a cake, baked a cake
If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
Howd-ya do, howd-ya do, howd-ya do
Had you dropped me a letter, I’d a-hired a band
Grandest band in the land
Had you dropped me a letter, I’d a-hired a band
And spread the welcome mat for you

Oh, I don’t know where you came from
’cause I don’t know where you’ve been
But it really doesn’t matter
Grab a chair and fill your platter
And dig, dig, dig right in

If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
Hired a band, goodness sake
If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
Howd-ya do, howd-ya do, howd-ya do

If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
baked a cake, baked a cake
If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
Howd-ya do, howd-ya do, howd-ya do

Had you dropped me a letter
I’d a-hired a band
Grandest band in the land
Had you dropped me a letter
I’d a-hired a band
Spread the welcome mat for you

Oh, I don’t know where you came from
‘Cause I don’t know where you’ve been
But it really doesn’t matter
Grab a chair and fill your platter
And dig, dig, dig right in

If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
Hired a band, goodness sake
If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
Howd-ya do, howd-ya do, howd-ya do
Howd-ya do, howd-ya do, howd-ya do
Howd-ya do-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Happy Wednesday!

Ramona

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