Clare de Kitchen
 


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“Clare de Kitchen,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed August 11, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31427.


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Title

Clare de Kitchen

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There are several lamination-related creases. There is a minor tear at the upper right corner.

Subject

Folk songs -- United States Nonsense songs Kitchens -- Songs and music Animals -- Songs and music Virginia -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Old Jim Crow, Clear the Kitchen

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

4/30/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

Clear De Kitchin

An old bay horse lay in the road,
And on his hipbone sat a toad,
He raised his voice to the woods around,
Harkfrom the tomb a doleful sound,
Of clar de kitchen, old folks young folks,
Old Virginia never tire!

A little old man came riding by,
Says he, Old man, your horse will die,
Well, if he dies I will tan his skin,
But if he lives I will ride him again,
So clar de kitchen, old folks, young folks,
Clar de kitchen, old folks, young folks,
Old Virginia Never tire!

Now this old horse lay on the ice,
And on his hipbone sat a mice,
He raised his voice to the stemboats round
Hark! for Lickings coming down,
So clar de Steamboats, thick Ice, thin Ice
Clar de Steamboats, thick Ice, thin Ice.
Old Virginia never tire.

The Ice came down with a rushing din,
And shove the steamboat’s cabin in,
It raked her sore both oft and fore,
And left her kitchen on the shore,

So clar de steamboats, thick ice, thin ice,

Clar de steamboats, thick ice, thin ice,

Old Virginia never tire.



I have a sweetheart in dis town,

She wears a cloak and a new silk gown,

And as she walks the streets around,

The hollow of her foot makes a hole in the ground,

So clar de kitchen old folks, young folks,

Clar de kitchen old folks, young folks,

Old Virginia never tire.



As I went to market tother day,

I got so drunk thatI lost my way

My master says, Where have you been,

The way I lights on you’s sin.

So clar de kitchen old folks, young folks,

Clar de kitchen, old folks, young folks,

Old Virginia never tire!



A jaybird sat on a swinging limb,

He winked at me and I winked at him,

I cocked my gun, and split his shin,

And lift the arrow sticking in,

So clar the kitchen, old folks, young folks,

Clar de kitchen, old folks, young folks,

Old Virginia never tire!

Classification Title

Clare de Kitchen

Document Title

Clear de Kitchin

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Blackface Minstrel, Negro Songs -- 413

Dimensions - Original

192 mm x 270 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-21

File name

113_ClearDeKitchen_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-06-22

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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