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The dumpling song

Dumplings! Dumplings!
Lovely dumplings!
Mix them
whack them
roll them out
and smack them!
Bounce them
boil them
Bashing them
won’t spoil them
Flour and suet
fry it up
or stew it
Oh, lovely dumplings!

Dumplings! Dumplings!
Dear old dumplings!
So nutritious
Fill you up
A meal or a snack
at any time of day
You won’t stay hungry
when a dumpling’s on the way
Oh, lovely dumplings!

Fit for a king
Essential for a prince
Particularly when
you serve them up
with mince

Make them sweet
with sugar and some custard
A savoury treat
with sausages and mustard
Don’t want to sound
like I’m starting to get cocky
but Chinese call them wonton
and Italians gnocchi
Folks are eating them
all around the world
You want a dumpling?
Just say the word!
Oh, lovely dumplings!
My lovely dumplings!

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