Sunday, June 30, 2013

If "Jimmy Cracked Corn..:"

Obviously the composer did care when he wrote the song, "Jimmy Cracked Corn."
He must have cared or he would not have written that tune.
But what kind of corn was Jimmy cracking?
 Field corn?
 Dried Sweet Corn?
 Pop corn?
Corn (as in a joke)?

Personally, I could not really care what kind of corn Jimmy was involved in but the song has been a staple which was sung around a campfire for years.and years.

My guess is that "Jimmy cracked corn..." was preferred over cracking  wheat, barley, oats or nuts.