Shortening Bread

Shortening Bread

Mama’s Little Baby Loves shortening, shortening
Mama’s Little Baby Loves shortening bread
Mama’s Little Baby Loves shortening, shortening
Mama’s Little Baby Loves shortening bread.

Put on the skillet, put on the lid
Mama’s gonna make a little shortening bread
That ain’t all she’s gonna do
Mama’s gonna make a little coffee too.

Three little boys, lying in bed
Two was sick, and the other most dead
Sent for the doctor, and the doctor said,
Feed them babies on shortening bread

Slipped in the kitchen, slipped on the lid
Slipped my pockets full of shortening bread
Stole the skillet, stole the lid
Stole the gal to make shortening bread.

Instruction on how to play this song can be found in Wayne Erbsen’s book: Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus

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