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Porridge and Whey

Porridge and whey, rhyme / John Shields, speech in English

Porridge and whey, rhyme / John Shields, speech in English

Chanted by farm hands while they worked keeping time with the words.

[After a bad breakfast, slowly:]

Porridge and whey
Hungry all day

[After a good breakfast, quickly:]

Bacon and eggs
To carry your legs.

Notes from Hugh Shields

Also learnt by Hugh Shields from from his grandfather Edwin Campbell.