Short'Nin' Bread (Traditional Plantation Song) Two little babies, lying in bed One was sick and the other 'most dead Sent for the doctor and the doctor said "Give those children some shortnin' bread." Chorus: Mama's little baby loves shortnin', shortnin' Mama's little baby loves shortnin' bread Mama's little baby loves shortnin', shortnin' Mama's little baby loves shortnin' bread Put on the skillet, slip on the lid Mama's gonna bake a little short'nin' bread This ain't all she's gonna do Mama's gonna make a little coffee, too. CHORUS When those children, sick in bed Heard that talk about short'nin' bread Popped up well, to dance and sing Skipped around and cut the pigeon wing. CHORUS slipped in the Kitchen, slipped up the lid Slipped my pocket full of shortnin' bread Stole the skillet, stole the lid Stole the gal to make shortnin' bread CHORUS Caught with the skillet, caught with the lid Caught with the gal makin' shortnin' bread Paid 6 dollars for the skillet, 6 dollars for the lid Spent 6 months in jail eatin' shortnin' bread... CHORUS GG Oct00
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