Tap tappings on thy tambourine!
Make musics instrumental!
Lift praises to the blessèd bean
Known as the humble lentil!
She's good for the digestive tract;
She won't cause damage dental.
She's easy for to swallow,
And rather ornamental.
Dressed with salt and sautéed leek
She's quite the continental,
Or add a coriander leaf,
This pulse turns oriental.
The lentil's cheap and good for those
Undone in matters rental.
Let no tongue claim this lovely bean's
To purses detrimental.
Some will say that words like these
Are over sentimental.
They'll say the hero of this rime
Is nowt but flatulental.
Such folk are arrant philistines!
I say they're downright mental.
For verily the bean we praise
Is true and good and gentle.
Ask anyone – your dad, your aunt,
Your forebears grandparental –
They'll all affirm the lentil is
A seed quite transendental.
Lentils! Lentils! Rah rah rah!
Lentils! Lentils! La la la!
Lentils! Lentils! Rum pum pum!
Lentils! Lentils! Yum yum yum!