This is the story of Solomon Foy,
A very peculiar, unusual boy.
The strangest ideas flew into his head
Like the day that his mother called to him and
"Solomon, Solomon, please don't be bold!
Come in for your supper before it gets
Tonight it's your favourite - you know what that
Solomon, Solomon - sausage and beans!"
"Sausage and beans? But I can't eat that.
That's not the right supper for Solomon Cat."
"A cat?" said his mother. "Is that what you
In that case I'll make you a mouse pie
"MOUSE PIE?? EWWWWW!!!"
"I'm not a cat, mum. You heard me all
I'm Solomon Puppy who plays all day long."
"A puppy? My goodness! I'll get on the
And ask Butcher Bob to deliver a bone."
"A BONE?? EWWWWW!!!"
"I really don't think I'm a dog after all
I'm Solomon Elephant twenty feet tall."
"Well, before you come in here please take off
And I'll make you a salad of grass, leaves, and
"GRASS, LEAVES, AND ROOTS?? EWWWWW!!"
"Did I say an elephant? A dreadful mistake.
I'm really a slithery Solomon Snake."
"A snake in my kitchen? We couldn't have
So out on the doorstep I'll leave you a
"A RAT?? EWWWWW!!!"
"I'm not a snake, mum. You must have
I'm really a feathery Solomon Bird."
"Then perch on the table, I'll make a
A cake filled with insects and spiders and
"INSECTS AND SPIDERS AND FLIES?? EWWWWW!!!"
"I'm not really a dog or a bird or a
Nor a snake or an elephant, nothing like
I'm really a tired and hungry young boy."
"Then come into my kitchen, dear Solomon
Sit down at the table and then by all means
Eat up all your supper of sausage and