“Corn Pone”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1953
Keywords: chaingang prison work poverty hardtimes nonballad
Found in: US

Description

"Corn pone, fat meat, All I ever gets to eat. Better, better than I ever gets at home." The prisoner describes clothes, ben, shackles -- all described as better than what he has at home. He tells his girl, "Chain gang good enough for me."

References

  1. Greenway-AFP, pp. 111-112, "Corn Pone" (1 text)
  2. BI, Grnw111