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Lyr Req/Add: Cornbread and Buttermilk (J Dickens)

RexK 11 May 00 - 03:32 PM
GUEST,Kent Davis 17 Feb 04 - 12:49 AM
GUEST,Gene 17 Feb 04 - 08:35 PM
GUEST,Gene 18 Feb 04 - 12:41 AM
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Subject: Cornbread and Buttermilk
From: RexK
Date: 11 May 00 - 03:32 PM

I've searched everywhere I know of looking for the words to this old Little Jimmy Dickens tune. I haven't heard it for probably 40 years and the only part I can remember is, I believe, the chorus. It goes something like:

"Corn bread and buttermilk - a country boys delight, I eat it every morning, I eat it noon and night. Some people like fried chicken - others like the ham, But cornbread and buttermilk made me what I am."

I promised my bluegrass jamming buddies I would try to come through with the rest of the words. Any help will be appreciated.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CORNBREAD AND BUTTERMILK
From: GUEST,Kent Davis
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 12:49 AM

Don't know if this is the same as Little Jimmy Dickens' version. (His version was apparently written by Roland Johnson.)

CORNBREAD AND BUTTERMILK

I came down from Kentucky, a place called Greasy Creek.
That cornbread and buttermilk was all I had to eat.
I have served my country, work for Uncle Sam,
But cornbread and buttermilk made me what I am.

REFRAIN
Oh, give me that cornbread and buttermilk, a country boy's delight.
I eat it every morning and I eat it every night.
Some people like fried chicken, others like their ham,
But cornbrad and buttermilk made me what I am.

My daddy raised some taters; beans and cabbage too.
He always raised plenty of corn to make his mountain dew.
Daddy had some horses and cattle on the farm,
But cornbread and buttermilk never did no harm.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cornbread and Buttermilk
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 17 Feb 04 - 08:35 PM

LJD's version has different verses

Chorus is different but very similar

will post later...


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Subject: Lyr Add: CORNBREAD AND BUTTERMILK
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 12:41 AM

CORNBREAD AND BUTTERMILK
As recorded by Little Jimmy Dickens

When you was just a little boy remember how your ma
Just before suppertime, how she laid down the law
You young'ns wash behind your ears, your dirty hands and then
Eat cornbread and buttermilk to grow you into men

CHORUS
Keep a eatin' that cornbread and buttermilk, a country boy's delight
I eat it ev'ry mornin', I eat it noon & night
Some people like fried chicken, while others like their ham
But cornbread and buttermilk made me what I am

Misery in the stomach, dyspepsia or the gout
Cornbread and buttermilk is sure to help you out
So my advice to you all is to eat it all the time
'cause cornbread and buttermilk will keep you feelin' fine

REPEAT CHORUS

I went to see my girl one night, she sat me down to dine
On food I'd never heard of, like caviar and wine
I got up from the table as hungry as could be
I slipped off to the kitchen and that's where she found me

LAST CHORUS
I was eatin' that cornbread and buttermilk, a country boy's delight
I eat it ev'ry mornin', I eat noon & night
Some people like fried chicken, while others like their ham,
But cornbread and buttermilk made me what I am


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Subject: Lyr Add: CORNBREAD AND BUTTERMILK (Bobby G. Horn)
From: cnd
Date: 04 Jun 16 - 02:49 PM

Seeing the thread on "CORNBREAD AND BUTTERBEANS" made me think of this song

Transcribed by ear from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFfiOEH3Jso

CORNBREAD AND BUTTERMILK
(Bobby G. Horn, aka Bobby Gee or Bobby Gene)

Cornbread and buttermilk
That's what the poor folks say
Cornbread and buttermilk
Beats them taters by the way

With a little log house
On the old homestead
Country fireplace
And the old shuck bed

Cornbread and buttermilk
That's what the poor folks say
Hoein' corn and buck and beans
All day

Plucking chickens, skinning possums
Gettin' ready for a holiday
Choppin' wood, packin' water
That's the poor folks' way

Cornbread and buttermilk
That's what the poor folks say
Turn on the family radio, get the local station
Where the music is played the country way

Eatin' popcorn
Diggin' the Grand Ole Opry
And yellin'
That's the music for me

Cornbread and buttermilk
That's what the poor folks say
Cornbread and buttermilk
Beats them taters by the way

You're invited to bring the dogs and the kids
To come and see us some day
Pull off your coat, pull off your hat
And we'll try to make welcome your stay

As performed by Bobby Gee and Redd


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