I’d like to be a pieman, and ring a little bell,
Calling out, “Hot pies! Hot pies to sell!”
Apple-pies and Meat-pies, Cherry-pies as well,
Lots and lots and lots of pies — more than you can tell.
Big, rich Pork-pies! Oh, the lovely smell!
But I wouldn’t be a pieman if . . . .
I wasn’t very well.
C. J. Dennis. A Book for Kids, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, , page 49