“Snake Baked a Hoecake”


"Snake baked a hoecake, left the (frog) to mind it. Frog he went a-nodding, lizard came and stole it. 'Bring back my hoecake, you long-tailed ninny!'"


  1. BrownIII 185, "Snake Baked a Hoecake" (3 short texts)
  2. SharpAp 238, "Snake Baked a Hoe-cake" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #3622
  4. BI, Br3185


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1910 (Brown; reportedly found in Washington Irving's notebooks in 1817)
Keywords: animal theft thief food
Found in: US(SE)