Mammy in the Kitchen
DESCRIPTION: "Mammy in the kitchen cookin' pink beans; Daddie on the ocean dodgin' submarines."
EARLIEST DATE: 1919 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: food work war technology
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 497, "Mammy in the Kitchen" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 497, "Mammy in the Kitchen" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
NOTES: Since this was collected in 1919, it clearly refers to World War I and the German submarine blockade of Great Britain. It is said to have been sung by soldiers in France. It's unfortunate that we don't have more of it. - RBW
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