Snake Baked a Hoecake

DESCRIPTION: "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!'"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (Brown; reportedly found in Washington Irving's notebooks in 1817)
KEYWORDS: animal theft thief food
FOUND IN: US(SE) West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
BrownIII 185, "Snake Baked a Hoecake" (3 short texts)
SharpAp 238, "Snake Baked a Hoe-cake" (1 text, 1 tune)
Elsie Clews Parsons, "Spirituals and Other Folklore from the Bahamas" in _The Journal of American Folklore_, Vol. 41, No. 162 (Oct-Dec 1928 (made available online by JSTOR)), Toasts and other verses: Cat Island p. 469, ("Snake take de hoe cake") (1 text)

Roud #3622
File: Br3185

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