King Alfred he could sing a song
As sweet as any mans.
King Alfred he could fight a throng
And think out battle plans.
King Alfred from his heart so true
The English laws could make.
But one thing Alfred couldn’t do,
He couldn’t bake a cake.
I’d rather be like Alfred
Than any other King.
I’d rather more than any man
Hear Alfred play and sing.
I’d rather keep for England’s sake
The laws he made for me.
But I’d rather eat my mother’s cake
Than Alfred’s for my tea.