“Hot Corn, Cold Corn (I'll Meet You in the Evening)”

Alternate titles: “Green Corn”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1906 (recording, Arthur Collins)
Keywords: drink nonballad courting floatingverses
Found in: US(SE,So)


Stanzas about drink, courting, drink, slavery, drink (you get the idea). Recognized by the themes of the chorus: Corn, a demijohn, evening meetings: "Hot corn, cold corn, bring along a demijohn (x3), I'll meet you in the (morning/evening), Yes, sir."


It is possible that this song and "Black-Eyed Susie (Green Corn)" spring from the same sources, since they share lyrics and themes. However, they have evolved far enough apart that I feel I have to split them. - RBW

I place the Fiddlin' John Carson record here for want of a better place. - PJS

Cross references



  1. Randolph 267, "I'll Meet You in the Evening" (2 texts, 2 tune)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 228-230, "I'll Meet You in the Evening" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 267A)
  3. Cohen/Seeger/Wood, pp. 164-165, "Hot Corn" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #4954
  5. BI, R267