“Aunt Maria”


"Old Aunt Maria (Jack-a-ma-rier) Jumped in the fire. Fire too hot, Jump in the pot. Pot so black, (S)he jumped in a crack. Crack so high, (S)he jumped in the sky. Sky so blue, (S)he jumped in a canoe. Canoe so shallow, (S)he jumped in the tallow." Etc.


  1. BrownIII 134, "Jack-a-Maria" (1 text)
  2. Botkin-SoFolklr, p. 705, "Aunt Maria" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 242, (no title) (1 text)
  4. Roud #11418
  5. BI, BSoF705A


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (Henry, from Minnie Stokes)
Keywords: lullaby nonballad
Found in: US(SE)