“My Mammy Don't Love Me”


"My mammy don't love me, She won't by me no shoes, Won't give me no corn-licker, Won't tell me no news." The man asks what he has done: "killed nobody, I've done no hanging crime." She(?) says that a man who mistreats her will treat others the same


The text in Brown is so short as to be almost meaningless; is it the story of a wild woman separated from her husband? Of a wild boy? It may well include floating material which adds to the confusion. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 314, "My Mammy Don't Love Me" (1 text)
  2. BI, Br3314


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1921 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)