"Shortnin' Bread" as written by and Traditional....
Put on the skillet, put on the lid
Mamma’s gone make us some shortnin’ bread

Well Mammas little baby loves shortnin, short
Mammas little baby loves shortnin bread
Well Mammas little baby loves shortnin, short
Mammas little baby loves shortnin bread

Well I put on the skillet, I put on the lid
Mamma’s gonna make some shortnin’ bread
Yeah and that ain't all she’s gonna do
Mamma’s gonna make us some coffee too

Mammas little baby loves shortnin, short
Mammas little baby loves shortnin bread
Well Mammas little baby loves shortnin, short
Mammas little baby loves shortnin bread

Now Three little children are lyin in the bed
And One was sick and the other most dead
I called for the doctor, and here’s what he said
"give those kids some shortnin bread"

Oh Mammas little baby loves shortnin, short
Mammas little baby loves shortnin bread
Well Mammas little baby loves shortnin, short,
Mammas little baby loves shortnin bread, go!

Well I went to the kitchen, I opened up the lid
I filled my pockets with the shortnin bread
I went at the corner there and stood on my head
And there I stood and ate my shortnin’ bread

Mammas little baby loves shortnin, short
Mammas little baby loves shortnin bread
Well Mammas little baby loves shortnin, short
Mammas little baby loves shortnin bread

I put on the skillet, put on the lid
Mamma’s gonna make some shortnin’ bread
And that ain't all she’s gonna do
Mamma’s gonna make us some coffee too

Ah, Mammas little baby loves shortnin, short
Mammas little baby loves shortnin bread
Yeah Mammas little baby loves shortnin, short
Mammas little baby loves shortnin bread

Shortnin’ bread
Shortnin’ bread


Lyrics submitted by Shep420

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    General CommentHeard this on Songs the Cramps Taught Us Vol. 2. Sounds like it's sung by scruffy trolls with a penchant for surf rock.
    Shep420on July 18, 2006   Link

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