“Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy”

Author: (Credited to Uncle Dave Macon on the Henry Whitter recording)
Earliest date: 1924 (recording, Uncle Dave Macon)
Keywords: nonballad drink food
Found in: US(SE)

Description

Non-ballad, in which the singer displays his interest in food and drink and his lack of interest in work. Verses vary widely; the song is recognized primarily by the line "(Gonna) keep my skillet (good and) greasy all the time."

Recordings

References

  1. Warner 122, "Gonna Keep My Skillet Greasy" (1 text, 1 tune, plus assorted excerpts not collected by the Warners)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 157 "Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy" (1 text)
  3. DT, SKILLTGR SKILLTG2*
  4. Roud #7479
  5. BI, Wa122