T:Shortening Bread M:2/4 K:D I:C:DADA DDAD (2X) I:C:DADA DDAD (2X)

X:1 T:Shortening Bread M:2/4 Q:1/4=70 L:1/16 K:D [|:"D"DDBB"A"AAB2|"D"D2B2"A"A2B2|"D"DDBBAAB2|"A"F2E2"D"D4:|] [|:"D"ddBB"A"AAB2|"D"d2B2"A"A2B2|"D"ddBBAAB2|"A"F2E2"D"D4:|]
K:D {i}Chorus:{/i} {i}[D]Mammy's little [A]baby loves [D]shortnin', [A]shortnin',{/i} {i}[D]Mammy's little baby loves [A]shortnin' [D]bread,{/i} {i}[D]Mammy's little [A]baby loves [D]shortnin', [A]shortnin',{/i} {i}[D]Mammy's little baby loves [A]shortnin' [D]bread.{/i} [D]Two little [A]chillun [D]lyin in [A]bed, [D]One of 'em sick and de [A]odder mos' [D]dead, [D]Call for de [A]docter and de [D]doctor [A]said [D]"Feed dem chillun on [A]shortnin' [D]bread". {i}Chorus{/i} [D]Goin to da [A]kitchen and [D]put on da [A]lid, [D]Put on da skillet for [A]shortnin [D]bread, [D]Shortnin [A]bread and [D]it baked [A]thin, [D]Always makes dem [A]chillun [D]grin. {i}Chorus{/i} [D]Messin' round the [A]kitchen lak a [D]busy [A]bee, [D]Da busiest mammy you [A]ever did [D]see, [D]Gotta hurry [A]up wit da [D]shortnin [A]bread, [D]Gotta get dem chillun right [A]outta [D]bed. {i}Chorus{/i} [D]"How a-[A]bout dat [D]shortnin [A]bread?", [D]"When i gonna git that [A]shortnin [D]bread?", [D]Cried a little [A]baby a-[D]lyin in [A]bed, his [D]eyes was shut like [A]he been [D]dead. {i}Chorus{/i} [D]De odder little [A]fella sick [D]in de [A]bed, [D]When he hear tell of [A]shortnin [D]bread, He [D]popped up [A]well, He [D]dance and [A]sing, He [D]almost cut da [A]pigeon [D]wing. {i}Chorus{/i}