Snake baked a hoecake* and set a frog to watch it,
And the frog got a-nodding and a lizard came and stole it.
Fetch back my hoecake, you long-tailed Nanny, you,
Fetch back my hoecake, you long-tailed Nanny you.
*A hoecake is made of cornmeal, originally baked on the blade of a hoe, similar to a pancake. (source) Optional: Have students sing “pancake” instead of “hoecake” if they are not familiar with that word.
- Songs about snakes
- Songs about frogs
- Songs about baking
- Songs about food
- Pentatonic songs
- Songs with repeated tones
- Songs with chords I, IV, V
- source: Animal Folk Songs for Children,Ruth Crawford Seeger, Doubleday & Co, 1950
- source: Sing It Yourself, Louise Larkins Bradford, Alfred Music, 1978
Extras for Plus Members
- Song with chords (PDF)
- MIDI file