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Parritch Oats And Corn Flakes


Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 2nd of March, 2012,
to Russ Conway's playing of Ken Dodd's 1960s' Hit Song, 'Promises'.

Parritch Oats!
Oor granny's Parritch Oats
Wur aye weel steep'd at nicht
Oontil the morn.
Syne thase fere parritch oats
Wur neist gien saut eneugh
Tae pleese ilk tung an kite,
Fyle garrin drooth ..... .... ....
Steer'd an steer'd,
They wud slaaly hotter oan, an thicken up;
Lumps nae alloo'd, fyle tea wis brewin.
Plyped in bowls,
Sae smeeth an stamin waarm,
Cweel coo's mulk seen kept aa moos weel oot o' harm.

Now then Corn Fla-akes ?
Tight packaged Corn Flakes,
They are Kelloggs 'gift' world-wide by air and tide;
But that brown dessicate,
Folks take when they awake,
It don't cure ev'ry ache,
For goodness sake! .... .... ....
Unlike well-cared-for oat-porridge cooked,
While it is slowly a-simmering and a-thickening,
The dry flakes in their box ... are so often a-sickening;
While hot oat-porridge don't ... need any sweet'ning up,
To be a wise..er breakfast meal to sup.


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