I’m blaming the Dayquil but NaPoWriMo suggested googling the first three words of a proverb and looking at the results as a starting point. Don’t get tangled up in your tongue!
If wishes were horses,
were fishes, were beggars, were riders
if beggars had fishes had horses had wishes
the riders of fishes and beggars of wishes
of cider of riches the wishes of fishes are
not all of riders and beggars and horses
if riders had fishes and horses had kisses
the wishes of beggars would
sleep through the night.