2 pages | PDF | 545.3 KB"Short'nin' Bread" is a folk song composed by Plantation Song in the key of C major and A minor. It consists of 21 measures in two-four time and is often accompanied by guitar, banjo, and fiddle. The song is traditionally done as a call and response, with a leader singing the chorus in between verses and the group joining in on the chorus. The lyrics discuss the hardships of life on the plantation and offer a call to come together in unity. The melody is upbeat and catchy, making it a favorite among those who enjoy uplifting folk songs.