Sing hey! For the meal at break of day
That sends the weary nighttime away
A loon is he that will not sing
O! Breakfast is a noble thing!
O! Savory is the smell of frying bacon
And the egg from chicken freshly taken
Better over the sizzling fire or in the boiling pot
Tis a meal to break the nights fasting lot
O! Elevensies cold we may devour at need
Down a hungry throat and be glad indeed
But better is hot porridge if eggs we lack
Than breakfast devoured like a midmorning snack
O! Lunch is fair when the sun is high
In a kitchen or inn when hunger is nigh
But never did a meal taste so sweet
As a sizzling hot breakfast the morning does greet!