“Mammy in the Kitchen”


"Mammy in the kitchen cookin' pink beans; Daddie on the ocean dodgin' submarines."


Since this was collected in 1919, it clearly refers to World War I and the German submarine blockade of Great Britain. It is said to have been sung by soldiers in France. It's unfortunate that we don't have more of it. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 497, "Mammy in the Kitchen" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11764
  3. BI, Br3497


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1919 (Brown)
Keywords: food work war technology
Found in: US(SE)