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Stan McCann's Dinner

Modern Day Nursery Rhyme Lyrics


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Stan McCann's Dinner - by Eddie O'Hara
Modern Day Nursery Rhyme lyrics

Stan McCann
A thinking young man
Thought, "Hot sardines are better!"

So, off he ran
And bought a can
Of sardines for his dinner

Stan, heated the can
In a frying pan
Full of water and let it simmer

Then, taking the can
From the frying pan
He opened it up for dinner

On a chair sat Stan
With fork and can
Sprinkling his salt and pepper

But, as he began
To eat from the can
He said, "Cold sardines are better!"

Moral: What may seem best, is not always best, and
sometimes it's hard to know what's better!

This Modern Day Nursery Rhyme has been published with the kind permission of the author, Eddie O'Hara. The poem was composed as an example of an Australian outback poem - we hope that you enjoy it as much as we did!

Stan McCann's Dinner- by Eddie O'Hara
Modern Day Nursery Rhyme lyrics


Note: A Rhymes lyrics and the perceived origins of some Nursery Rhymes vary according to location


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