Mudcat Café message #3118776 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46147   Message #3118776
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
22-Mar-11 - 03:33 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Huckleberry Hunting (Pumping Chantey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Huckleberry Hunting (Pumping Chantey)
From "Turkey Buzzard Blues," 1928, by Peg Leg Howell:

"Now me and my gal went chinkypin huntin'
She fell down and I found somethin'"

(*chinkypin = a Southern term for chestnuts)

Another blues lyric spotted goes "Me and my gal went to Shanky Town Huntin'".

Maddox Brothers, "Step it up and go":
"Me and my gal went a huckleberry huntin, she fell down and I kept a huntin'"

More hits if you search on "chinquapin hunting".