2 pounds of dried peas soaking
in cold water overnight
Add to it Sodium bicarbonate,
It softens the peas ’til they’re right.
Give them a good old rinsing
Cover with water then bring to the boil,
Cook them until they are softened,
Such abundance, so little toil.
The butchers has a treat you can add,
that’s tasty and won’t break the bank.
And if you keep a straight face.
Ask them for a Ham Shank.
Cook with the peas ’til it’s tender.
And falling right off the bone.
Dish up and fill up your bellies,
Its value is second to none.