Gross school lunch songs have been common in England for, well, probably as long as they’re been school lunches (which, in England, started during ww2), and lines from them even inspired John Lennon when he wrote The Beatles “I Am the Walrus” (or, anyway, they seem to have). One sung to the tune of “A-hunting we will go” went:
Snot and pooey pie
snot and pooey pie
all mixed together in a dead dog’s eye.
Others recorded around England in the 1950s included:
Scab and matter custard
green snot pies
dead dog’s giblets
dead dog’s eyes.
And a cup of sick to wash it down!
Beatles fans will surely note the similarity to the Beatles line “Yellow matter custard / dripping from a dead dog’s eye.”
Splishy splashy custard
dead dog’s eyes,
all mixed up with giblet pies
spread the butty nice and thick
swallow it down with a bucket of sick!
Slap a pab of custard, green dog eye
all mixed together with a dead cat’s eye
Slap it on thick
Then swill it down with a cup of sick!
At the same time, just to match things up to the 1950s Davy Crocket craze that worked its way into so many of these things, there was:
Say what you will
school dinners make you ill
and shephers’s pie
makes Davy Crockett cry.
All school din-dins
come from pig-bins
and that’s no lie!
And, of course, the 1950s were right around the time we can probably pinpoint for the origin of The Big One – America’s answer to food gross out songs: The immortal Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts
Kay Shapero collected a couple more:
Contributed by Monique MacNaughton:
Scab Sandwiches, pus on top!
Monkey’s vomit, camel snot!
Chopped-up bird nuts, chicken gut stew!
Scab sandwiches are good for you!
Contributed by David Hughes:
Scab sandwich, pus on top
Alligator eyes all rolled in guts
Pigs feet dipped in goo
Makes a tasty treat for YOU!