Composer: Ed Hooke
Date of Composition: September 2014
Date of Recording/Copyright:
Inspired by breakfast at the Inwangsan Hotel, Makati City, Manila, Philippines
Percy was a jolly fat piglet,
squealing loud though not so big yet
suckling at his mother’s teat
- a sibling stampede at her feet
A butcher’s van took him one day
for gentle slaughter far away.
They chopped him up, back, ribs and legs.
He was fried to a cinder and served with scrambled eggs.
Welcome to Joe’s cafe
for a small range of fried fatty foods with coffee every day.
Heartily clog arteries. We serve you with a smile.
Make your cardiology appointment meanwhile.
Happy years of mud bath fun
the stench of urine in the sun
exchanging smiles with sweet sow Sue
who looked like a bucket and smelt like poo.
“That’s super quirky. Also sad for the piggie.”