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Lunch Lady

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Lunch Lady
copyright Griffin, 2009

Lunch lady, lunch lady, what is for lunch today
I’ve got the hunger, I’m empty inside
I just can’t wait to see what you’ll be feeding me
Could it be fricasee, baked, boiled or fried

Lunch lady, lunch lady, what is for lunch today
Dishin’ nutrition with nothing to waste
All but the hoof and horn wrapped up in battered corn
Quick, put it on a stick, salt it to taste

Lunch lady, lunch lady, what is for lunch today
Can’t say if it’s from the land or the sea
There’s no determinin’ whether there’s vermin in
Once it’s been breaded and shredded with cheese

Lunch lady, lunch lady, what is for lunch today
Serving up hot food with love twice a day
Buckets of nuggets and hot pots of tater tots
I’d almost eat my recyclable tray

Print Notes Notes

I will try to write a song on pretty much any topic anyone cares to throw my way. A fourth grader brought his lunch from the school cafeteria into my room one day and challenged me to write a song about it.

I looked at the fried, breaded rectangle on his tray. “How can I write about that?” I asked. “I can’t even identify it.”

He grinned and explained, “That’s the point! That’s what you’ve got to write about!”

He was right, of course.

Chords: Dm, G, C, A7