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


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


  • Fiddlin' John Carson, "Old Aunt Peggy, Won't You Set 'em Up Again?" (OKeh 40108, 1924)
  • Arthur Collins, "Hot Corn" (Columbia A-493, 1909; rec.1907) (CYL: Columbia 33075, 1907)
  • [Asa] Martin & [James] Roberts, "Hot Corn" (Champion 16520, 1932; Champion 45065, 1935) (Melotone 6-03-52 [as Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Trio], 1936; rec. 1934) [One of these discs is on KMM, but I don't know which]
  • Fiddlin' Doc Roberts Trio, "Hot Corn" (Perfect 6-03-52, 1936)
  • New Lost City Ramblers, "Hot Corn" (on NLCR03)


  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


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