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An Introduction to Pease Porridge Hot Rhyme

English nursery rhyme "Pease Porridge Hot", also known as "Pease Pudding Hot", is a favourite singing activity of Kids. It was mentioned for the first time in Mother Goose's Melody in the 18th century (1760). The Pease Porridge Hot is still a very popular dish in England, where the song was first recorded.

Pease Porridge Hot

The English nursery rhyme "Pease Porridge Hot" is a very popular children’s rhyme and a singing activity. The pease porridge, also known as pease pudding or pease porridge, is still a very popular dish in England. This Rhyme was first recorded in a city of England.

Pease Porridge Hot Lyrics

The lyrics to the rhyme Pease porridge Hot are:

“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.”


Pease Porridge Hot

Pease Porridge Hot


Pease Porridge Hot Song

Pease (clap hands to thighs) (clap hands to thighs) porridge (clap own hands together) (clap own hands together) (claps hands of a pal) hot, Pease (clap hands to thighs) porridge (clap own hands together) (clap own hands together) (Clap friend's hands together)

Pease (clap hands to thighs) (clap hands to thighs) Clap your hands collectively, then clap your partner's hands while clapping the pot of porridge that has been sitting there for nine days (clap with your right hand only).

Peas Porridge

Peas Porridge

Solved Examples

Example 1: Why is it called "Pease Porridge"?

Ans: Pease Pottage or Pease Porridge was the precursor to Pease Pudding. The Middle English term for pea is Pease. A form of porridge cooked with Yellow Split Peas is known as Pease Pudding. The dried, golden split pea was preferred because fresh peas were never utilised because they would spoil soon.

Example 2: What does "Pease Porridge" mean?

Ans: Pease pudding, commonly referred to as Pease porridge, is a savoury pudding meal made with boiling legumes, usually split yellow peas, water, salt, and spices. It is frequently cooked with bacon or ham joint.

Example 3: Why is the pea porridge nine days old?

Ans: After eating the stew for the evening, they let any leftovers cool overnight before starting fresh the following day. The rhyme "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old" refers to the fact that stew occasionally had ingredients that had been there for quite some time.


It's common to sing the English nursery rhyme "Pease Porridge Hot," which is also sometimes spelt "Pease Pudding Hot." It is named after a popular dish. Children can learn about that dish and its origin through the rhyme and can also learn rhyming words from the rhyme like hot and pot, old and cold etc.

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FAQs on Pease Porridge Hot

1. What does Pease mean?

Pease is a noun in British English and is a dialect or archaic word for pea.

2. What is the meaning of the title of the children's song Pease Porridge Hot?

The term alludes to a particular kind of pea-based porridge. It was referred to as pease pottage in Middle English and is now known as pease pudding. (The singular "pea" and plural "peas" were formed by back-formation, and "peas" was classified as a mass noun, akin to "oatmeal.").

3. Pease porridge hot was written by whom?

Pease porridge hot was written by John Newbery's "Mother Goose's Melody" (about 1760); the oldest version was as follows: Pease-porridge is served hot or cold.

4. What is Pease's plural form?

Pease's plural form is Pease.

5. Where did the rhyme "peas in hot porridge" originate?

Pease Porridge Hot was first published as a riddle in John Newbery's Mother Goose's Melody.