General Foods – Great New Zealand Pie
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Bruce Alpress sings about the "great New Zealand pie":
"It's a tough life for a fella when you're working for your pay.
Lifting, shifting, smoking and joking gets tougher every day.
But the 12 o'clock whistle brings a smile to me eye,
coz when I'm feeling hungry there's the great New Zealand pie."
The "Four 'n Twenty" pie mentioned is a variety of pie invented in Australia in 1947. The pie's name is a reference to the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence, which includes the line "four 'n twenty blackbirds baked in a pie."
An innovative touch is Bruce playing the piano with a line of pies on the keyboard.
Catalogue Reference C1150
Cast: Bruce Alpress
Production Company: Colenso