Commenter Dwight offers these alternate words to the tune of “Spirit of Life”:
Spare ribs, fried rice, warm pot of tea,
Moo goo gai pan, crispy noodles dipped in duck sauce.
Hoisin chicken, wings — hot, sticky,
Chopsticks in hand, giving fingers tiny splinters.
Shoots of bamboo, fortune cookie,
Spare ribs, fried rice, pot of tea, pot of tea.
The words may seem a little choppy if you just read them, but sing them out loud and you’ll see that they fit the tune quite well. I shall sing this as a grace next time my dad and I partake of the all-you-can-eat buffet at our favorite Chinese restaurant. Thank you, Dwight.