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"Food Glorious Food"by Lionel Bart

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Is it worth waiting for?

If we live 'til eighty four

All we ever get is gru-el.

Ev'ry day we say a prayer

Will they change the bill of fare?

Still we get the same old gru-el!

There's not a crust

Not a crumb we can 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


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

Burnt, underdone, crude

Don't care what the cook's like! 

Just thinking of growing fat

Our senses are 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

Oh food...


Magical food

Wonderful food

Marvellous food,

Fabulous food

Beautiful food

Glo-ri-ous food!

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