Shortnin' Bread (traditional) Two li'l darkies Lyin' in bed One was sick An' the other most dead. Went fo' de doctor Doctor he said, "Feed dem babies on shortnin' bread" cho: Mammy's li'l chillun love Shortnin', shortnin', Mammy's little chillun Love shortnin' bread. Fetch me de skillet Fetch me de lead Mammy's gonna make a li'l shortnin' bread. Dat ain't all She's gwine ter do Mammy's gonna make a little coffee, too. Stole me de skillet Stole me de lead Stole me de gal makin' shortnin' bread. Got six months fo' de skillet Six months fo' de led Spent five years in jail eatin' Shortnin' bread. RG Oct00
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