Antebellum slave children's song
|: Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin',
Mammy's little baby loves short'nin' bread. :|
Put on de skillet, put on de lead,
2. Three little darkies lying in bed|
Two was sick an' the other 'most dead.
Send for the doctor, the doctor said,
"Feed dose darkies on short'nin bread!"
3. Slip to de kitchen, slip up de lead,
4. Dey caught me wi' de skillet, dey caught me wi' de lead,
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