“Granny Will Your Dog Bite?”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: bird chickens food nonballad
Found in: US(SE)


"Chicken in the bread tray, Scratching out the dough, (Granny/Auntie) will your dog bite? No, chile, no." Other verses may also be about chickens or involve questions: "Auntie, will your oven bake?"



  1. BrownIII 158, "Chicken in the Bread Tray" (1 text)
  2. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 194, (no title) (1 short text)
  3. Roud #6389
  4. BI, Br3158