Pease Porridge Hot is a traditional nursery rhyme and counting song that dates back to the 18th century. It is a simple and catchy rhyme first mentioned in the 1760 edition of Mother Gooses Melody.
The rhyme refers to a dish made from split peas, a common and affordable food in the past.
Pease porridge, or pea soup, was a simple and nutritious meal for many people, especially during the colder months. It humorously mentions that the porridge could be either hot or cold, as it was often reheated over several days.
Lyrics for Please Porridge Hot
Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold,
Pease porridge in the pot, nine days old;
Some like it hot, some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot, nine days old