“Jinny Get Your Hoecake Done”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1931 (Fuson)
Keywords: dancetune nonballad food
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

Fiddler's mnemonic for a moderately well-known tune: "Jinny, get your hoecake done, my love, Jinny, get your hoecake done; Jinny, get your hoecake done, my love, Jinny, get your hoecake done."

Supplemental text

Jinny Get Your Hoecake Done
  Complete text(s)

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The Hoe-Cake

From Harvey H. Fuson, Ballads of the Kentucky Highlands, p. 158.
As remembered by Fuson himself.

Jinny, get your hoecake done, my love,
Jinny, get your hoecake done;
Jinny, get your hoecake done, my love,
Jinny, get your hoecake done.

References

  1. Fuson, p. 158, "The Hoe-Cake" (eighth of 12 single-stanza jigs) (1 short text)
  2. ST Fus158C (Full)
  3. Roud #16825
  4. BI, Fus158C