(American folk song)
Wake up, Jacob, day’s a-breakin’,
Fryin’ pan’s on and hoecake* bakin’.
Bacon in the pan, coffee in the pot,
Get up now and get it while it’s hot.
*A hoecake is made of cornmeal, originally baked on the blade of a hoe, similar to a pancake. (source)
Optional: Students could sing “pancake” instead of “hoecake” if they are not familiar with that word.
- cowboy songs
- songs with chords I & V
- source: American Ballads and Folk Songs, Alan Lomax, 1934, p. 375
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