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Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs
HOE CAKE SONG
The dinner time was passing
And waiting was the ham, The possums had been eaten
And ready was the jam; The coons began to grumble,
There must be some delay, For what made them darkies grumble,
And what made them darkies say: Ah doan' want no dumplings,
No raisin cake or pound, But when you jes' get ready
Pass that hoe cake round.
They cared not for the coffee They cared not for the coffee, They only wanted hoe cake
With every course between; And feasting on the luscious
Or breaking bread with Kings, Was nothing to the hoe cake
Of which their longing sings: Ah doan' want no dumpligs,
No raisin cake or pound, But when you jes' get ready
Pass that hoe cake round.
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