Lyrics – Vegetable Song – Jean-Michel Smith
 

Lyrics – Vegetable Song

My Books:

S3: The Smith Sexagesimal System - Base 60 Math

I’m a SciFi author, computer scientist and DevOps Engineer who dabbles in 3D animation, linguistics, and mathematics.  Autonomy is my debut SciFi novel.  S3: The Smith Sexagesimal System is a math book outlining a modern take on the ancient Sumerian and Babylonian base-60 numerical system.  Both of my books are available in paperback or eBook and can be ordered from Amazon, Amazon Kindle, or your favorite bookstore.

The Vegetable Song:

It’s Sunday down the market — we’re pitching strong and loud,
My sisters and my brothers, our old dad would be so proud!
We shout “Come out and buy ’em!” and yet nobody comes,
Till one voice starts to drown us out — and that’s our dear old mum’s.

She says…
You can feel me cabbages and pinch them Brussels sprouts,
You can stroke me cucumbers — the finest that’s about.
You can prod me melons, but listen to me chums,
You can squeeze me gooseberries, but please don’t touch me plums!

One day our dear old Queen came down to see us sell our wares
She said, “It’s awfully jolly! Why, what delicious pears!”
“I’m feeling rather peckish” was the comment of the Duke’s,
“I’ll grab a few tomatoes, and a couple of them ‘cuckes.”

Ma said …
You can feel me cabbages and pinch them Brussels sprouts,
You can stroke me cucumbers — the finest that’s about.
You can prod me melons, but listen to me chums,
You can squeeze me gooseberries, but please don’t touch me plums!

She died one day last August. She approached the pearly gates.
She carried in her Tesco’s bag some veg, fresh fruit, and dates.
St. Peter saw her coming, went to show her the best route.
He said, “Your bag looks heavy, let me help you with your fruit.”

She said…
You can feel me cabbages and pinch them Brussels sprouts,
You can stroke me cucumbers — the finest that’s about.
You can prod me melons, but listen to me chums,
You can squeeze me gooseberries, but please don’t touch me plums!

(refrain 2x)

S3: The Smith Sexagesimal System - Base 60 Math

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