By taking vitamin C each day
My minimum needs are filled;
I get a dozen oranges’ worth
By taking just one pill.
I don’t wind up with sticky hands
Or piles of orange peel.
Plus, given how much the fresh fruit costs,
My vitamins are a steal!
In centuries past, a pirate crew
Was a scurvy crew indeed,
For they had no C to keep them well
When they sailed for months at sea.
So count your lucky stars, my friend!
Though most folks aren’t angelic,
They might act even worse without
These tasteless little pellets.