Written by Hamish Imlach & Ewan Mcvicar
Introduction By Christy Moore
Outrageous, disgusting, brutally honest and totally hilarious, COD LIVER OIL AND THE ORANGE JUICE is the autobiography of an itinerant funny man whose outsize shape and matching personality give him a unique profile. Hamish Imlach is not quite sure how to describe himself, though he will admit to being an entertainer and a show-off. These reminiscences cover his life as a professional folksinger and humorist and reveal, often in graphic detail, his torrid love affairs with music, drink, curry and the crack. It is an endearing, amusing and irresistible story.
If it hadn't been for Hamish and his encouragement and patience with younger musicians, there would be far fewer musicians about, myself included — and Hamish had a great influence in bringing humour into folk music — The Big Yin wouldn't have become The Big Yin without the Fat Yin.