Root Little Piggy

Story Behind The Song

We pastored a small country church in NE Florida. There was a family in our church that had adopted this phrase "Root Little Piggy" whenever they wanted their kids to fend for themselves, especially on Sunday evenings. Our family also adopted the term and I wrote this song to go along with it. Maybe your family will adopt this practice too!

Song Description

What do you do when no one feels like cooking and you're hungry? You ROOT LITTLE PIGGY. Go find yourself some food. That's what this song is about. It's meant to sing along with, so have fun with it. And go find yourself a snack!

Song Length 3:10 Genre Unique - Children, Folk - Americana
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood In High Spirits, Delighted Subject General, Fun
Similar Artists Roger Miller, Burl Ives Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

It's Sunday, It's Sunday
Time to take my rest
It's Sunday, It's Sunday
In case you haven't guessed
I'm not cookin', dad's not cookin'
We won't lift a finger!
I'm not cookin'; dad's not cookin'
Listen to this singer!

CHORUS: Root little piggy; Root little piggy
Find yourself some food
Root little piggy; root little piggy
You'll find something good.
Root little piggy; root little piggy
Dig you up some grub
Root little piggy; root little piggy
Sniff out what you love!

It's Sunday, it's Sunday
Time to raid the pantry
It's Sunday; it's Sunday
The pickin's are kinda scanty.
I'm not cookin'; dad's not cookin'
We won't lift a pinkie!
I'm not cookin'; dad's not cookin'
Dibs on that last Twinkie! SING CHORUS INSTRUMENTAL (CHORUS MELODY)

BRIDGE: Popcorn, apples, peanut butter
Hear our tummies rumblin'!
Grilled cheese sandwich
Hummus crackers
Got more vittles comin'

It's Sunday; it's Sunday
Time to microwave it.
It's Sunday; it's Sunday
No more time to save it!
I'm not cookin'; dad's not cookin'
We won't lift a finger!
I'm not cookin'; dad's not cookin'
Listen to this singer! SING CHORUS

Lyrics Kate Carpenter Music Kate Carpenter
Producer Jonah Atkinson Publisher Kate Carpenter
Performance Kate Carpenter. Violin: Rebecca Zapen Label Kate Carpenter
This track is on 2 Broadjam Top 10 Lists
Top 10 List Rank
Indiana #3
Unique - Children #1
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Signal 30 Signal 30's 1st Playlist 5/20/2023

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