A Cradle Song

Sleep, Sleep, tender, mild,
Meaty, sweet & juicy child.
Sleep, Sleep: Sleep a sleep
Soft as is an infant sheep.

Sweet Babe, restful Lump,
Rest thy limbs & belly plump,
Jellied arms & legs & butt:
Every tender, juicy cut.

Savory, salted thou shalt be,
Season’d most deliciously.
Sleep, Sleep: Disease will both
Spoil thy meat & spoil the broth.

O.O