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It's love at first bite in trio's pasty tribute

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

CORNISH VERSION: Matt Rawlinson and Lorna Oatey need a pasty, a pasty is all they need.

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SINGER Aloe Blacc might 'need a dollar' in his song but in Cornwall a pasty is all you need, say a teenage trio.

The hit song has come across the pond and been reworked by Matt Rawlinson and Sam and Lorna Oatey – known as Purely Cornish – to expound the virtues of the humble pasty.

Their tongue-in-cheek parody music video posted on YouTube last Sunday has already had more than 500 views.

Purely Cornish said the reason behind the video is to showcase "everything Cornish" with a humorous twist.

Sam, 15, from Hewas water filmed and edited the video while his sister, Lorna, 13 and friend Matt Rawlinson, 14, from St Austell, star in the video.

Sam said: "This video demonstrates the essential need for the Cornish farmer to have his favourite dish the Cornish pasty. Basically a pasty is all you need."

The trio have replaced Aloe's desert backdrop for a dairy farm in Gorran and trumpets for tractors.

Sam added: "The lyrics are very Cornish related and quite funny; we are all from farming families."

The group formed Purely Cornish two years ago for fun and to celebrate their love of the county.

"It's something we all enjoy and we have all been involved in using different media," he said.

Their previous endeavours include Matt donning a nun's habit for a rip-off video of Queen's I Want To Break Free, and enlisting the help of friends for their version of the viral hit What Does the Fox Say (Farmer Cover).

Drama student Matt said shooting the film wasn't without setbacks and after getting stuck in the mud they had to be pulled out with a rope.

"It's all good fun and great to be outdoors," he said.

The trio hope the video will go all the way to Hollywood.

Lorna added: "There's a lot more to come from us."

Purely Cornish have started reworking Built This City by Eighties rockers Starship to We Built This Farm."

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