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Thread #78808   Message #1422064
Posted By: NH Dave
27-Feb-05 - 12:45 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Just a Bowl of Buttered Peas
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just a Bowl of Buttered Peas
Here's one version. Note that in tese verses it is butterbeans, a southern name for lima beans.

Dave

BUTTERBEANS

Just a bowl of butterbeans
Pass the cornbread if you please
I don't want no collard greens
All I wants is a bowl of butterbeans

Just a piece of country ham
Pass the biscuits and the jam
I don't want no turnip greens
Just give me more of them good old butterbeans

Redeye gravy is all right
Turnip sandwich a delight
I don't want no black-eyed peas
Just give me more o'them good old butterbeans

Some folks thinks that corn pone's best
Some likes grits more than the rest
But if I was a man of means
I'd just want them butterbeans

When they lay me down to rest
Plant no roses on my chest
Or no bloomin' evergreens 'Cause all
I want is a bowl of butterbeans