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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
30-Sep-08 - 10:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Work Gang Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T WANT NO CORNBREAD
Lyr/ Add: DON'T WANT NO CORNBREAD
Don't want no col' co'n bread an' molasses; (Whuck)
Don't want no col' black gal fo' my reg'lar; (Whuck)
Gwi' buy my good-gal a hoss an' buggy, (Whuck)
So she kin ride wheneber she get ready.
Also sung by Negroes in 1916 constructing highways in South Carolina (see previous post).
With brief musical score.
P. 421, "Negro Songs from the Pedee Country," Robert Duncan Bass, pp. 418-436, Jour. American Folklore, vol. 44, no. 174, 1931.
A long version of this song, with title "Don't You Give Me No Cornbread," was published by Odum and Johnson, 1926, "Negro Workaday Songs," pp. 105-106. It will be posted later.