2nd and 3rd verses written by CK Emanuel based on the traditional Irish potato counting song used for the first verse.
One potato, two potato,
three potato, four,
Five potato, six potato,
Seven potato, more!
Eight potato, nine potato
Ten potato, on a roll
Eleven, twelve, then thirteen
Fourteen potato– where’s a bowl?
Let’s mix and squish,
Mash first fast then slow.
Now fill your dish-
with the mash potato combo!
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A Vegetable in Autumn
By CK Emanuel
I’ve grown, grown, grown,
START HANDS TOGETHER, SPREAD FARTHER AND FARTHER APART
Till I am fat, fat, fat,
Pick me, pluck me,
POINT TO GROUND AT IMAGINARY VEGETABLE
MAKE MOTION AS IF PULLING FROM PLANT
Cook me, eat me,
MAKE A CIRCLE WITH FIST AS IF USING A SPOON TO STIR A FRYING PAN.
BRING HANDS TO MOUTH AS IF EATING
Or I’ll rot, rot, rot!
DROP SHOULDERS, SLOUCH, AND MAKE A SAD FACE
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Text Traditional; Actions Traditional
Please porridge hot, please porridge cold,
Please porridge in the pot, nine days old;
Some like it hot, some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot, nine days old.