DESCRIPTION: "Greens, greens, good old (collard/culluhed) greens, I eats 'em in the mornin', I eats 'em in the night, I eats 'em all the time; They make me feel just right."
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: food nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Sandburg, p. 347, "Greens" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 8, "Collard Greens" (1 text, tune referenced)
cf. "Turnip Greens" (theme)
NOTES: It's not clear whether the Sandburg and Pankake songs are the same (about all they have in common are the phrase "good old collard greens") -- but both are fragments; it seems pointless to separate them.
The Pankakes have another song, "Turnip Greens," which may spring from the same, er, roots. - RBW
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