Jimmy Crack Corn Printable Lyrics – PDF

Jimmy Crack Corn” or “Blue Tail Fly” is an American song which first became popular as a minstrel song in the 1840s through performances by the Virginia Minstrels. Since 1940 it has become a popular children’s song.

The story is about a young slave named Jimmy who cries over his master’s death in a horseriding accident. The blame was put on the blue-tail fly who bit the horse, letting Jimmy off the hook and in a good mood.

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Lyrics

When I was young I used to wait
On my Master ‘n bring him his plate
And passed the bottle when he got dry
And brush away the blue tail fly

Chorus
Jimmy crack corn an’ I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn an’ I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn an’ I don’t care
The Master’s gone away

When he would ride around the farm
So numerous the flies they all would swarm
One chanced to bite him on the thigh
Oh, the devil take the blue tail fly

Chorus
Jimmy crack corn an’ I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn an’ I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn an’ I don’t care
The Master’s gone away

The pony run, he jumped, he pitched
He threw my Master in the ditch
And when he died the juries wondered why
The verdict was the blue tail fly

Chorus
Jimmy crack corn an’ I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn an’ I don’t care
Jimmy crack corn an’ I don’t care
The Master’s gone away

 


 

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