A silly question, please be patient!?

Question:If Jimmy cracked corn and no one cared, then why the hell did they sing a song about it. Does not make sense to me. How about you peeps?

Anyone know where this song originated and what it means?

Answers:
Blue Tail Fly", "De Blue Tail Fly", or "Jimmy Crack Corn" is a blackface minstrel song, first performed in the United States in the 1840s, which remains a popular children's song today.

Over the years, many variants of text have appeared, but the basic narrative remains intact. On the surface, the song is a black slave's lament over his master's death. The song, however, has a subtext of rejoicing over that death, and possibly having caused it by deliberate negligence.[1] Most versions at least nod to idiomatic African American English, though sanitized, grammatically "correct" versions predominate today.

The blue-tail fly of the song is probably a Southern variant of the horsefly, which feeds on the blood of animals such as horses and cattle, as well as humans, and thus constitutes a prevalent pest in agricultural regions. Some horseflies have a blue-black abdomen, hence the name.
I have often thought the same thing! I would be interested it the answer too!!
We had to sing this over and over in England years ago, and had to sing 'give me cracked corn..' (or, really 'gimme')

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