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Food Glorious Food

From the musical Oliver

Lyrics

Food Glorious Food

Is it worth the waiting for?
If we live 'til eighty-four
All we ever get is gru...el!
Ev'ry [every] day we say our prayer -- Will they change the bill of fare?
Still we get the same old gru...el!
There's not a crust, not a crumb can we find,
Can we beg, can we borrow, or cadge,
But there's nothing to stop us from getting a thrill
When we all close our eyes and imagine ...


Food, glorious food!
Hot sausage and mustard!
While we're in the mood
Cold jelly and custard!
Pease pudding and saveloys!
What next is the question?
Rich gentlemen have it, boys: In-di-gestion!

Food, glorious food!
What is there more handsome?
Gulped, swallowed or chewed -- Still worth a king's ransom!
What is it we dream about?
What brings on a sigh?
Piled peaches and cream, about six feet high!

Food, glorious food!
Eat right through the menu.
Just loosen your belt
Two inches and then you
Work up a new appetite.
In this interlude –

Then food, Magical food, Wonderful food, Marvellous food, Fabulous food, Beautiful food, Glorious food!

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Other versions have these verses (same music and maybe you could add your own favourite food):-

Food, glorious food!
We're anxious to try it.
Three banquets a day -- Our favourite diet!
Just picture a great big steak -- Fried, roasted or stewed.
Oh, food, Wonderful food, Marvellous food, Glorious food.

Food, glorious food!
Don't care what it looks like:
Burned, underdone, crude -- Don't care what the cook's like.
Just thinking of growing fat -- Our senses go reeling.
One moment of knowing that Full-up feeling!

Food, glorious food!
What wouldn't we give for
That extra bit more -- That's all that we live for.
Why should we be fated to Do nothing but brood
On food, Magical food, Wonderful food, Marvellous food, Fabulous food, Beautiful food, Glorious food!

 

 
Week 55

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