Why is a cold called a cold
When it makes you burn up and lie down
Do you freeze as you sneeze
Are you just one big wheeze
Well I am and I want to know

Why is not called a treacle
My brain feels its wading through some
Or maybe it’s name should be Lemsip
A sponsorship deal could be fun

Any why do we rate it as common
Does it eat peas open mouthed, with its knife
Or Does it perhaps drop its H’s
I don’t think we’re being quite right

All I know is my cold is terribly friendly
It seems to be happy to stay
It’s making itself quite at home now
What’s the etiquette to say GO AWAY?!