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Shortnin'
Wagon Wheel 202
 
    
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Shortnin'
 
Wagon Wheel 202
 


ID: 4008
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.windsorrecords.com
Label information
Grid list of Wagon Wheel recordings
Copies3
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm127
Duration3:48
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Jerry Haag
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Basic

4 ladies chain, across you go, turn the girl and go, man, go
Chain right back, do a dopaso, her by the left, round the corner go
Here, chickie-chickie-chickie, peckin' out dough
Partner left, make an allemande thar, right hand in, got a right hand star
Back up, around the land, slip the clutch, left allemande
Grand right & left you go, hand over hand, go, man, go
Dosado, don't be afraid, step in to a promenade
Mammi's little baby loves shortnin', shortnin'
Mammi's little baby loves shortnin' bread
Mammi's little baby loves shortnin', shortnin'
Mammi's little baby loves shortnin' bread


FIGURE    Basic, R-H lady progression

Heads lead to the right you know, circle to a line you go
Up to the middle and back with you, and then do a right & left thru
Turn that girl and roll away, up to the middle and back I say
Star thru, then u-turn back, right & left, go round the track
Hand over hand, around you fly, partner right and pull her by
Swing with the next, around you go, promenade and go, man, go
Mammi's little baby loves shortnin', shortnin'
Mammi's little baby loves shortnin' bread
Mammi's little baby loves shortnin', shortnin'
Mammi's little baby loves shortnin' bread

 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

Shortenin' Bread
 
 

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."

Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin',
Mammy's little baby loves shortenin' bread.
Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin,
Mammy's little baby loves shortenin' 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.

Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin',
Mammy's little baby loves shortenin' bread.
Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin,
Mammy's little baby loves shortenin' bread!

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.

Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin',
Mammy's little baby loves shortenin' bread.
Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin,
Mammy's little baby loves shortenin' bread!

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

Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin',
Mammy's little baby loves shortenin' bread.
Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin,
Mammy's little baby loves shortenin' bread!

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...

Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin',
Mammy's little baby loves shortenin' bread.
Mammy's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin,
Mammy's little baby loves shortenin' bread!

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Riley's original lyrics goes something like this:

Behine de hen-house, on my knees,
Thought I hearn a chickin sneeze
Sneezed so hard wi' de whoopin' cough
I thought he'd sneeze his blame' head off.

(chorus)
Fotch dat dough fum the kitchin-shed
Rake de coals out hot an' red
Putt on de oven an' putt on de led,
Mammy's gwineter cook som short'nin' bread.

O I' got got a house in Baltimo'
Street-kyars run right by my do'
Street-kyars run right by my gate,
Hit's git up soon an' set up late.

(chorus)
Fotch dat dough fum the kitchin-shed
Rake de coals out hot an' red
Putt on de oven an' putt on de led,
Mammy's gwineter cook som short'nin' bread.

De raincrow hide in some ole tree
An' holler out, all hoarse, at me
Sayes, "When I sing, de rain hit po'
So's you ain't 'bleeged to plow no mo'!

(chorus)
Fotch dat dough fum the kitchin-shed
Rake de coals out hot an' red
Putt on de oven an' putt on de led,
Mammy's gwineter cook som short'nin' bread.

Lyrics by James Whitcomb Riley.
Recorded by The Tractors; The Andrews Sisters (1938).
 

Comments

 
Handle List
1482  4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
622 Ladies Chain (fract) [Basic]
428 Do Paso [Basic]
1828 (anything) To An Allemande Thar [Basic]
992 Slip The Clutch [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1356 Right & Left Grand [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
626 Lead (Right|Left) [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
241 Circle To A Line [Basic]
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
880 Rollaway (With A Half Sashay) [Basic]
519 Forward & Back [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
1256 U-Turn Back [Basic]
1356 Right & Left Grand [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
783 Pull By [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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