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A Supper For All Seasons

Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 17th of February, 2015
A parody in English of WD Cocker's 1935 poem 'Guid Pease-Brose' in Scots
[Pease-brose is peasmeal mixed with boiled milk or water]

"Dear me! what a fussy child
Turning up your nose
At fine, if simple, wholesome food
Like good pease-brose.
Grandma knows what's good for you!
What do you suppose
Grandma ate when she was small?
Yes! good pease-brose.

You don't like the smell of them!
Such a sickly dose?
Nonsense! what a thing to say
Of good pease-brose.
Who will grow up big and strong?
Surely only those
Who make their supper ev'ry night
On good pease-brose.

Wooden bowl and smooth horn-spoon
Scotland's story shows
Many a clever child's been raised
On good pease-brose.
Just a little, come on now!
That's right, down it goes!
Yes my boy, you're doing fine
On good pease-brose."

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