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NEGRO FOLK-SONGS
Ain't I glad
The old sow's dead: Mammy's gwine to make
A little short'nin' bread.
"CrackhV bread" is delicious even to a more aristocratic palate, though it is so rich that one cannot eat much of it at a time.
Dorothy and Virginia Carroll, of New Orleans, contribute an addi­tional stanza concerning the small darkies and this favored delicacy.
Two little Niggers lyin' in bed, One turned over and the other one said: "Mah baby loves short'nin' bread, Mah baby loves candy."
The following lines given by the Carroll children are obviously akin to the other, though perhaps not a part of Short nin' Bread,.
I know somep'n I ain't going to tell; Three little Niggers in a peanut shell, One can read and one can write And one can smoke his father's pipe.
Mr. More, of Charlotte, North Carolina, gave Miss Gulledge a slightly different version of the "short'nin' bread" song.
PUT ON THE SKILLET
Put on de skillet,
Never mind de led,
Granny gwine to cook a little short'ing bread.
Chorus My baby loves short'ing, My baby loves short'ing bread.
Two little Niggers Lyin' in bed,
Heels cracked open lack short'ing bread.
Chorus







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