“Wake Up, Jacob”


"Wake up, Jacob, day's a-breakin', Peas in the pot and hoe-cake's caking'. Bacon's in the pan and coffee's in the pot, Come on round and get it while it's hot. (Spoken:) Wake, snakes, and bite a biscuit!"

Cross references


  • Harry Jackson, "Morning Grub Holler" (on HJackson1, CowFolkCD1)
  • Pete Seeger, "Wake Up, Jacob" (on PeteSeeger07, PeteSeeger07a)


  1. Lomax-FSNA 184, "Wake Up, Jacob" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Lomax-ABFS, p. 375, "Cowboys' Gettin'-Up Holler" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Silber-FSWB, p. 109, "Wake Up, Jacob/Cowboy's Gettin' Up Holler" (1 text)
  4. Roud #6694
  5. BI, LoF184


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1910
Keywords: cowboy food nonballad
Found in: US