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Thread #160861   Message #3817324
Posted By: Jim Dixon
30-Oct-16 - 11:24 PM
Thread Name: Barbecue songs
Subject: Lyr Add: BARBECUE ANY OLD TIME (Brownie McGhee)
BARBECUE ANY OLD TIME
As recorded by Brownie McGhee

Barbecued chicken, barbecued ham,
Barbecued beef, barbecued lamb*—
When you fix a table for me,
Make it plain barbecue sweet as can be.
Tell me, little woman: who'd you give my barbecue to?

I bought you pepper; I bought you salt.
I went to work [in] my overalls.
I come back home, sign on my door:
"Bye-bye, daddy; I don't need you no more."
Tell me, little woman: who'd you give my barbecue to?

I'm a poor boy and a long, long way from home.
I'm a poor boy and a long, long way from home.
Please don't mistreat me; please don't do me wrong.

When I was young in my prime,
I got my barbecue any old time.
Now I'm old; bones is cold.
Can't get no barbecue to save my soul.
Tell me, little woman: who'd you give my barbecue to?

I'm a poor boy and a long, long way from home.
I'm a poor boy and a long, long way from home.
Well, please don't mistreat me; please don't do me wrong.

I'm a poor boy and a long, long way from home.
I'm a poor boy and a long, long way from home.
If you don't treat me right, baby, please don't do me wrong.


* I actually think he repeats "ham" here, but "lamb" would be better.