“Old Aunt Kate”


"Ole Aunt Kate she bake de cake, She bake hit 'hine de garden gate; She sift de meal, she gimme de dust, She bake de bread, she gimme de crust, She eat de meat, she gimme de skin, An' dat's de way she tuck me in."


Scarborough reports that this is an "elaboration" from "Juba." Be hard to prove either way. - RBW


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 99, "Ole Aunt Kate" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #11617
  3. BI, ScaNF099


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: food humorous
Found in: US