"Greens, greens, good old (collard/culluhed) greens, I eats 'em in the mornin', I eats 'em in the night, I eats 'em all the time; They make me feel just right."


It's not clear whether the Sandburg and Pankake songs are the same (about all they have in common are the phrase "good old collard greens") -- but both are fragments; it seems pointless to separate them.

The Pankakes have another song, "Turnip Greens," which may spring from the same, er, roots. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Sandburg, p. 347, "Greens" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
  2. Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 8, "Collard Greens" (1 text, tune referenced)
  3. Roud #4491
  4. BI, San347


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Sandburg)
Keywords: food nonballad
Found in: US