Pickled ‘Shrooms

  • Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Album: Christmas 2016
  • Track: 24
  • Year: 2016
  • Title: Pickled ‘Shrooms
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Composer: Tempus adest floridum, from Piæ Cantiones, 1582
  • Poet: S.W. Black

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Do you want something lovely like a pickled ‘shroom?
Have you pickled lovely shrooms? Yes, none of them rude.
I would like to eat your mush rooms. I think they are nice.
Indiana grows the best mushrooms that are very nice.

Have you consider’d something fungus and quite nice?
I think I have something here: Chicken of the Woods.
Lovely fungus growing, yes. Quite just over there.
Not quite over there, you see. I must keep the spot secret.

I think you might like something growing from the trees.
I perfected finding them and none of them green.
Fungus doesn’t use chlorophyll never, not once, no.
Sometimes you can find lichen but it is not just fungus.

Fungus is quite lovely when it grows over there.
I don’t want to find fungus up inside my hair.
Fungus it can be quite nice, if it’s in your soup.
Sometimes I like my fungus dipp’d and cover’d with green fruit.

I think you might like something: fungus and some wine.
I’ve heard there are lovely wines, that go with the grime.
Fungus it does grow in grime, but not politics.
That sort of grime does not grow fungus that you poke with sticks.

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