Apple Pie ABC

Says A,
give me a good large slice,
Says B,
a little bit, but nice,
Says C,
cut me a piece of crust, Take
it, says D,
it’s dry as dust,
Says E,
I’ll eat it fast,
I will, Says F,
I vow I’ll have my fill,
Says G,
give it me good and great, Says H, a little bit I hate,
Says I,
it’s ice I must request,
Says J,
the juice I love the best,
Says K,
let’s keep it up above,
Says L,
the border’s what I love,
Says M,
it makes your teeth to chatter,
N said,
it’s nice, there’s nought the matter,
O
others’ plates with grief surveyed,
P
for a large piece begged and prayed,
Q
quarrelled for the topmost slice,
R
rubbed his hands and said “it’s nice,”
S
silent sat, and simply looked,
T
thought, and said, it’s nicely cooked,
U
understood the fruit was cherry,
V
vanished when they all got merry,
W
wished there’d been a quince
in, X
here explained he’d need convincing,
Y said,
I’ll eat, and yield to none,
Z,
like a zany, said he’d done,
While ampersand purloined the dish,
And for another pie did wish.

“Apple Pie ABC”
Original version:

A was an Apple pie;
B bit it;
C cut it;
D dealt it;
E eat it;
F fought for it;
G got it;
H had it;
J joined it;
K kept it;
L longed for it;
M mourned for it;
N nodded at it;
O opened it;
P peeped in it;
Q quartered it;
R ran for it;
S stole it;
T took it;
V viewed it;
W wanted it;
X, Y, Z, and ampersand,
All wished for a piece in hand.

Apple Pie ABC
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