My Mammy Don't Love Me

DESCRIPTION: "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
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: hardtimes drink crime punishment execution
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 314, "My Mammy Don't Love Me" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 314, "My Mammy Don't Love Me" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)

NOTES [34 words]: 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
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