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Lyr Add: Frijole Beanses (N. Howard Thorp)

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Rex 14 Aug 14 - 11:32 PM
Joe Offer 15 Aug 14 - 04:27 AM
Rex 15 Aug 14 - 04:41 PM
Joe Offer 16 Aug 14 - 02:26 AM
Rex 18 Aug 14 - 05:59 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: FRIJOLE BEANSES (N. Howard Thorp)
From: Rex
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 11:32 PM

Here is one actually written by Jack Thorp from his 2nd edition Songs of the Cowboys. This is one I sing as mentioned in another thread in this forum. Jack was telling of a very fundamental part of the cowboy diet.


FRIJOLE BEANSES
By N. Howard Thorp 1919

I've cooked you in the strongest gypsum water;
I've boiled you up in water made of snow;
I've eaten you above the Arctic Circle,
I've chewed on you in southern Mexico.

In the camp-fire, on the stove, or in the oven,
"Or buried in the ashes overnight,
You've saved my life on more than one occasion —
Oh, frijole bean, you're simply out of sight.

Of course you know, as far as one's digestion Is concerned,
you'd ever break it plumb in two
Without a single moment's hesitation —
Least that's the reputation given you.

Well here's to your health, you little brown frijole,
Your health I'll pledge and by you always stand;
You're eaten by the rich and by the lowly,
You're an outlawed product of our Western land.

Oh, little bean about you's such a savor,
Such a muchness, such a taste that you have got;
A particularly satisfying flavor
When we've added sow and chile to the pot.

Then good-bye, my little pard, I hate to leave you,
You've been with me on many a long hike;
So I 'll eat the last of you that is in the skillet,
Then saddle up old buck and hit the pike.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frijole Beanses
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 04:27 AM

Hi, Rex -
How old is this video of the song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bnrcV1ale4&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frijole Beanses (N. Howard Thorp)
From: Rex
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 04:41 PM

Why Joe, you found this and set it out for all to see.
Thank'ee. It ain't my best video.
How old is it? Can't see why anyone would give a hoot.
Suzie says she uploaded this in the Spring of 2010.
The Christmas wreaths suggest then that this video was
done in late December of 2009. That seems about right.

Rex


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frijole Beanses (N. Howard Thorp)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 02:26 AM

I was trying to guess how old you are, Rex....you look like a young 'un in that video. All this time I thought you were moderately ancient, like me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Frijole Beanses (N. Howard Thorp)
From: Rex
Date: 18 Aug 14 - 05:59 PM

I am ancient, I've just built up a good patina that's all. I have some more recent videos I mean to put online. Even have a Youtube Channel now. I just need to figure out how to make it work.


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