Hot mush and molasses all in a blue bowl,
Eat it, it's good for you, sonny,
'T will make you grow tall as a telephone pole,
Eat it, it's good for you, sonny.
Fresh fish and potatoes all on a blue plate,
Eat it up smart now, my sonny,
'T will make you as jolly and fat as Aunt Kate,
Eat it up quick now, my sonny.
Sweet milk from a nanny goat in a blue cup,
Drink it, it's good for you, sonny,
'T will fill you up, expand you, and help you grow up,
And make a real man of you, sonny.