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- Jimmy Crack Corn (Blue Tail Fly) - Chords, Lyrics and Origins
- Jimmy Crack Corn (Blue Tail Fly)
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Jimmy Crack Corn (Blue Tail Fly) - Chords, Lyrics and Origins
"Jimmy Crack Corn" or "Blue Tail Fly" is an American song which first became popular during Jim crack corn I don't care, Jim crack corn I don't care, Jim crack corn I don't care, Ole Massa gone away. Den arter dinner massa sleep, He bid dis niggar vigil.and get curling hair with flexi rods
This song is considered sensitive and contains lyrics that may be offensive to some people. Please speak to a parent or guardian for further help. When I was young I used to wait On master and hand him his plate Pass him the bottle when he got dry And brush away the blue-tail fly. When he would ride in the afternoon I'd follow him with my hickory broom The pony being rather shy When bitten by the blue-tail fly. One day he rode around the farm Flies so numerous that they did swarm One chanced to bite him on the thigh The devil take the blue-tail fly. Well the pony jumped, he start, he pitch He threw my master in the ditch He died and the jury wondered why The verdict was the blue-tail fly. Now he lies beneath the 'simmon tree His epitaph is there to see "Beneath this stone I'm forced to lie The victim of the blue-tail fly".
Recorded by Burl Ives, Pete Seeger and others, Jimmy Crack Corn was certainly a blackface minstrel song, and dates from at least as far back as the s. Unlike many songs performed by blackface minstrels, however, Jimmy Crack Corn - or, 'The Blue Tail Fly' as it is sometimes known - was also popular among African Americans. Big Bill Broonzy recorded it for example. And this might point to a genuine African-American lineage. The lyrics tell the semi-humorous story of a slave-master's demise, told from the point of view of his slave.
Today's question: Can you tell me what Jimmy is doing when he “cracks” corn? I wonder if little kids still sing “Jimmy Crack Corn” in school.
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It regained currency as a folk song in the s at the beginning of the American folk music revival and has since become a popular children's song. Over the years, several variants have appeared. Most versions include some idiomatic African English , although sanitized General American versions now predominate. The basic narrative remains intact. On the surface, the song is a black slave 's lament over his white master 's death in a horseriding accident. The song, however, can be—and is—interpreted as having a subtext of celebration about that death   and of the slave's having contributed to it through deliberate negligence   or even deniable action. When I was young I us'd to wait On Massa and hand him de plate; Pass down de bottle when he git dry, And bresh away de blue tail fly.
Jimmy Crack Corn (Blue Tail Fly)
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