Eat Some and Leave Some
DESCRIPTION: "New rice and okra... Eat some and leave some Beat rice to bum-bum Eat some and leave some"
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Parrish)
KEYWORDS: work food nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Parrish, p. 226, ("Nice rice an' okra - Nana - Nana") (1 text)
NOTES: Perhaps inspired by Leviticus 23:22 or similar? "And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God" (King James). - RBW
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