Mike Moxcey ©2005
2. When those children sick in bed
heard that talk about shortnin' bread
they got up well and dance and sing
skipping round they cut the Pigeon Wing.
3. So put on the skillet, put on the lead.
Mama's gonna make some shortnin' bread.
That ain't all she's gonna do,
mama's gonna make some coffee, too.
4. I slipped in the kitchen, raised up the lid,
and stole me a mess of that shortnin' bread.
Winked at the pretty gal and I said,
"Baby how'd you like some shortnin' bread?"
5. Well they caught me with the skillet and they caught me with the lid
and they caught me with the gal making shortnin' bread.
Six months for the skillet, six for the lid,
now I'm doing time for eating shortnin' bread.
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