Food

Wash The Dishes

Wash the dishes, Wipe the dishes, Ring the bell for tea; Three good wishes, Three good kisses, I will give to thee….[Continue]

A Carrot in a Garden

A carrot in a garden And a rabbit in the wood. Said the rabbit, “Beg your pardon, But you’re surely meant for food; Though you’ve started in to harden, You may still be very good….[Continue]

Intery Mintery

Intery, mintery, cutery corn, Apple seed and apple thorn; Wire, brier, limber-lock, Five geese in a flock, Sit and sing by a spring, O-u-t, and in again….[Continue]

Curly Locks

Curly Locks, Curly Locks, Will you be mine? You shall not wash dishes, Nor feed the swine, But sit on a cushion And sew a fine seam, And sup upon strawberries, Sugar, and cream….[Continue]

Coffee and Tea

Molly, my sister and I fell out, And what do you think it was all about? She loved coffee and I loved tea, And that was the reason we couldn’t agree….[Continue]

Eat, Eat, Eat

Here come the sweet potatoes And here’s the Sunday meat, I guess we must be ready now To eat, eat, eat. I’m going to have the nicey plate And Daddy’s leather seat, And wear my patent-leather shoes To eat, eat, …[Continue]

A Big, Fat Potato

A big, fat potato lay down on a clod In the shade of some burdock and tall goldenrod, And he dreamed he were king of the whole garden plot, With a palace and throne, and a crown with a lot …[Continue]

Twelve Pears

Twelve pears hanging high, Twelve knights riding by ; Each knight took a pear, And yet left eleven there!…[Continue]

Hot Mush and Molasses

Hot mush and molasses all in a blue bowl — Eat it, it’s good for you, sonny. ’T will make you grow tall as a telephone pole — Eat it, it’s good for you, sonny. Fresh fish and potatoes all …[Continue]

In Marble Walls

In marble walls as white as milk, Lined with skin as soft as silk; Within a fountain crystal clear, A golden apple doth appear. No doors there are to this stronghold — Yet thieves break in and steal the gold….[Continue]

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons!…[Continue]