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Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans

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Subject: corn bread and butter beans
From: GUEST,ruby
Date: 11 Mar 02 - 04:47 AM

hi everyone i was wonderin if you all could help ,im not sure the actual name of the song but i have a bad recording off the radio by the carolina sunshine trio and the chorus goes 'corn bread and butter beans and you across the table,eatin beans and makin love as long as i am able hoein' corn and cotten to and when the day is over.......???? anyone know the song it was recorded in the 50's thankyou very much ,ruby


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: corn bread and butter beans
From: masato sakurai
Date: 11 Mar 02 - 06:30 AM

"Cornbread and Butter Beans." We can hear Johnny Tyler's version HERE.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: corn bread and butter beans
From: GUEST,ruby
Date: 11 Mar 02 - 06:23 PM

thankyou for that only problem is im using a mac and it wont play it!!id still be very interested if anyone knows the chords/lyrics/tab. the radio show we recorded it off in chapel hill N.C. said that it had been banned at that time and played it and varios other songs that were recorded in the fifties but not allowed to be played on the radio in those days it was quite interesting ,thanks ruby


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: corn bread and butter beans
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 05:20 PM

Hmmmm. a banned song.
Anybody got lyrics to this one?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: corn bread and butter beans
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 15 Aug 05 - 10:59 PM

It can be heard and downloaded here: Cornbread and Butter Beans

Link fixed. --JoeClone, 23-Aug-05.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CORNBREAD AND BUTTER BEANS
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 12:37 AM

Lyrics copied from http://www.m-bettencourt.com/full/DOC/color.doc, with a few corrections by me, based on the sound file found at http://www.angelfire.com/in4/jim640.

CORNBREAD AND BUTTER BEANS

CHORUS:
Cornbread and butter beans and you across the table,
Eating beans and making love as long as I am able,
Hoeing corn and cotton, too, and when the day is over,
Ride a mule, a crazy fool, and love again all over.

Goodbye. Don't you cry. I'm going to Lou'siana,
Buy a dog and a big fat hog and marry Suzy Anna.
Sing-song, ding-dong, gonna take a trip to China,
Cornbread and butter beans, and there to Carolina. CHORUS

Wearing shoes and drinking booze is going against the Bible.
A necktie will make you die and cause you lots of trouble.
Streetcars and whiskey bars and kissing pretty women,
Whoa, man, that's the end of a terrible beginning. CHORUS

Can't read and don't care and education's awful.
Raising heck and writing checks, that ought to be unlawful.
Silk hose and pretty clothes are just a waste of money.
I can see how glad you'll be to marry me, my honey. CHORUS


[As sung by the Carolina Sunshine Trio on the various-artists compilation "WPAQ: Voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains," Rounder CD #404, 1999.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: corn bread and butter beans
From: Louie Roy
Date: 19 Aug 05 - 11:09 AM

Q I tried to download the page you listed but I got the message this page not available Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butter Beans
From: GUEST,Ken in Indy
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 09:24 PM

Go to wiyos.com , click on "Music" and there you can download a great video of the "Wiyos" (outstanding entertainers) performing "Corn Bread and Butter Beans"

I know you're going to enjoy them!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butter Beans
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 11:16 PM

Another great song for ME!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butter Beans
From: GUEST,Dan Helman
Date: 26 Mar 06 - 10:16 AM

My Band, Marking Time, performs this song and found it on the CD WPAQ "the voice of the blueridge Mountains" When we perform it it always gets attention its a really fun song to do. We are considering recording this song. Who do I give credit to?? does anybody know?

thx Dan
www.markingtimebluegrass.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butter Beans
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Mar 06 - 10:34 AM

How widespread is the term "butter beans"? Do bags of frozen Limas have the title "butter beans" on the label in some parts of the world?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butter Beans
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Mar 06 - 02:38 PM

I grew up calling them butter beans, because that's what my mother called them when she fixed them. I didn't pay much attention to packaging in those days, so I don't know what they were "officially" called. (I grew up in St. Louis, MO; my parents grew up in Arkansas and Kentucky.)

I live in Minnesota now, and I rarely eat them any more because my wife doesn't like them, so I'm not quite sure what the labels say.

I just checked the Green Giant web site (a Minnesota-based company), and I see that under "frozen side dishes" they list "baby lima beans" and under "canned vegetables" they list "butter beans." What's up with that? Are we making a class distinction here?

I also checked Birds Eye. I see that one of their brand names, McKenzie's, which seems to be a Southern-oriented brand, lists "baby lima beans," "butter beans," and "speckled butter beans." All of Birds Eye's other brands—Birds Eye, C & W (which apparently stands for "California & Washington"), and Freshlike—mention only "lima beans" or "baby lima beans."

Wikipedia says they are the same species: Phaseolus lunatus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butter Beans
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Mar 06 - 07:56 PM

anyone know the guitar chords?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butter Beans
From: paddymac
Date: 26 Mar 06 - 08:19 PM

"Lima" beans are usually some shade of green, and "Butter" beans are usually tan in color. They taste different also, at least to me. I've always thought of them and separate and distinct, but close kin. And then there's "Fava" beans.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: corn bread and butter beans
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 02:56 PM

G                                                                                     C
Cornbread and Butter Beans, and you across the table,
D                                                                                 G
Eating beans and making love, as long as I am able.

Repeat throughout the whole song. If that isn't a good key for you to sing, you can try D, G and A instead.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: corn bread and butter beans
From: topical tom
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 03:35 PM

The Carolina Chocolate Drops sing "Cornbread and Butterbeans"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: corn bread and butter beans
From: PoppaGator
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 04:41 PM

I've always wondered about the difference between green and white/tan lima beans ~ are they exactly the same plant but picked at different stages of development? Or completely different but closely-related species?

Seeing this song title reminds me of another: anyone have complete lyrics and/or music/chords/tab for "Beans and Cornbread Had A Fight"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 09 - 06:10 AM

Cornbread and Butterbeans is the Wiyos,

you can find the video for the song here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qhVYPKBxWw&feature=related

great song,


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: GUEST,wrenchbender
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 10:03 PM

Carolina Chocolate Drops
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xOxHyTP91c


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: Azizi
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 09:38 AM

PoppaGator, because this thread was just refreshed, I just saw your 20 Aug 08 - 04:41 comment of PM about the Louis Jordan 's song "Beans And Cornbread".

Here a YouTube video of that delightful Louis Jordan jazz song:

Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five ~ Beans and Cornbread (1949)
[sound recording with photos of Louis Jordan]

-snip-

And here's a funny video of the same song using photos of a can of beans,a drawing of cornbread, and other photographs of food mentioned in this song:

Beans and Cornbread
sacenci
June 24, 2008

"Final Film Project
Film History and Form
MJ Robinson, Ph.D
NYU - Steinhardt - Dept. of Media, Culture, and Communication"

-snip-

Trivia Alert:
This song was part of the soundtrack for Spike Lee's Malcolm X movie.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BEANS AND CORNBREAD (Louis Jordan)
From: Azizi
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 09:42 AM

The video contributor of the last video whose link I posted included the words to the song Beans & Cornbread. Here they are:


BEANS AND CORNBREAD
[Louis Jordan]

Beans and Cornbread had a fight
Beans knocked Cornbread out of sight
Cornbread said, "Now that's alright.
Meet me on the corner tomorrow night.

"I'll be ready, I'll be ready tomorrow night. (2x)
I'll be ready, I'll be ready to have a fight."
That's what Beans said to Cornbread.
"I'll be ready tomorrow night."

Beans told Cornbread, "You ain't straight.
You better wake up or I'll gash your gate.
Been in this pot since half past two,
swelling and puffing and almost due."

"I'll be ready, I'll be ready tomorrow night."
That's what Beans told Cornbread.
"Always getting mad at me.
I ain't mad at you.
I'll be ready tomorrow night.
I'll be ready, mmmmm."

Beans grabbed Cornbread by the toe.
"Beans," said Cornbread, "let me go."
Cornbread said, "I'll lay you low.
I'm gonna fight you, you so-and-so."

"Meet me on the corner.
Meet me on the corner tomorrow night."
That's what Beans said to Cornbread.
"You're so bad, you always wanna fight.
Meet me on the corner tomorrow night,
and I'm gonna beat the hell out'ya.
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
Meet me on the corner tomorrow night."

Beans hit Cornbread on the head.
Cornbread said, "I'm almost dead."
Beans told Cornbread, "Get up, man.
You know that we go hand-in-hand."

"Beans and Cornbread,
Beans and Cornbread, hand-in-hand."
That's what Beans said to Cornbread,
"We should stick together hand-in-hand.
We should hang out together like wieners and sauerkraut.
We should stick together like hot dogs and mustard.
We should get up every morning,
and hang out together like sisters and brothers.
["Yeah!"]
Every Saturday night, we should hang out like chitlins and potato salad.
["Yeah!"]
Like strawberries and shortcake.
["Yeah!"]
Like corned beef and cabbage.
["Yeah!"]
Like liver and onions.
["Yeah!"]
Like red beans and rice.
["Yeah!"]
Like bagel and lox.
["Yeah!"]
Like sour cream and biscuits.
["Yeah!"]
Like bread and butter.
["Yeah!"]
Like hot cakes and molasses."
["Yeah!"]

Beans told Cornbread,
["Yeah!"]
"It makes no difference what you think about me,
["Yeah!"]
but it makes a whole lotta difference what I think about you.
["Yeah!"]
We should hang out together like hot cakes and molasses."
["Yeah!"]
That's what Beans said to Cornbread.

'Cause Beans and Cornbread,
they go hand-in-hand.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: Azizi
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 09:48 AM

Here's another cornbread and beans song that I found that on YouTube. This is sung and played to fiddle & banjo accompaniment:

Sheesham & Lotus -Corn Bread and Beans
SheeshamLotus
December 12, 2006

"Teilhard Frost and Sam Allison sing and play the fiddle and banjo."

-snip-

Does anyone know the title, composer, and words to that song which isn't the same as the "Beans And Cornbread" song or the "Cornbread and Butterbeans" song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: Azizi
Date: 28 Jan 09 - 09:54 AM

GUEST 22 Jan 09 - 06:10 AM, here's your hyperlink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qhVYPKBxWw&feature=related


**
GUEST wrenchbender, the link to the Carolina Chocolate Drops's video of Cornbread and Butterbeans was given earlier, but it doesn't hurt to post it again:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xOxHyTP91c

**

Thanks to both of you for refreshing this discussion thread!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 11:06 AM

Guitar chords:

G, C, D. In that order, both for chorus and verses.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Mar 10 - 09:26 AM

Butterbeans are a lot larger than lima beans and they're tan, not green. And yummy!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 12:45 PM

Well, there're also a species of large white cannellinis called Italian butter beans. Also, the difference between the green and tan limas is a difference in maturity. The greens are fresh and tender, the tans are starchier and ready to dry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 01:52 PM

There are two main types, the larger 'lima' type and the smaller Sieva type. The larger form, in cultivational history, was developed in Andean South America while the smaller developed in Central America and Mexico.

In the Carolinas, 'butterbean' refers to the smaller, Sieva type, pole-cultivated. In packaging, sometimes called 'baby'.
In other areas, 'butterbean' refers to a large, whitish variety, Phaseolus lunatus var. macrocarpus.

This is a source of confusion. The song is Carolina 'southern', so usually the small Sieva variety is meant, and it is a pole bean.

Both types are green when immature. In most cookbooks, lima bean means small and green while butterbean is the large yellow type.

There also are red, brown, black or mottled varieties.

Not sure what is meant when Europeans talk about the beans.

Seed source:
Lima Beans
I see that Carolina limas are sold out for 2010. The best!
Henderson cultivar also listed. Order early spring.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: GUEST,jack
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 12:25 PM

Does anybody know the chords to Mahalla, of their new album?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Mar 12 - 10:15 PM

"Does anybody know the chords to Mahalla, of their new album?"

1) Whose new album?
2) Are you sure of the spelling?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: GUEST,NightWing, who can't set his cookie :-(
Date: 04 Mar 12 - 01:12 AM

Dammit! Who's been pokin' around in my pantry?

That's about all that's in there this week *sigh*

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 08 Mar 12 - 09:00 PM

Mahalla - Carolina Chocolate Drops
If anyone does come across the chords I'd be very greatful.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: Janie
Date: 08 Mar 12 - 11:23 PM

If there is not already a thread regarding Mahalla, you will likely have better luck in getting the information you seek by starting a thread seeking the lyrics or chords to that particular song than by adding a post to this thread about an entirely different song.

Alternatively, if you are interested in the lyrics or chords to a number of songs as done by the Carolina Chocolate Drops, you might consider starting a thread titled something like Chord/lyr req. Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Good luck with your search. Hope some one on Mudcat can be of help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Jun 16 - 12:59 PM

recording of "Cornbread and Butter Beans" by the Carolina Chocolate Drops: Do we know anything of this song's origins?

Here's a 2007 performance by a group called The Wiyos: -Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: cnd
Date: 04 Jun 16 - 02:21 PM

Here's the original recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHpbdPWR7S8

And Johnny Tyler's version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm7D54ZpHyM

The first recording, by the Carolina Sunshine Trio, was recorded between 1947 and 1950 (but I'm going to guess 1947 as there seems to be at least some people who believe that that's the original recording), and the second one was released in October of 1948 as a B-side to "Little Rock A-R-K" (SOURCE 1, SOURCE 2)

The Carolina Chocolate Drops credit it as "traditional," but that is wrong. According to SOURCE 2 above it's written by Don Whiston (not the hockey player, I'm assuming), who also wrote some songs for Merle Travis and Eddy Arnold.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: Janie
Date: 04 Jun 16 - 04:41 PM

Found this, but doesn't give info re origins. Lehman Monroe/Johnny Tyler recorded it 1948 on RCA Victor.

1948         78 t. RCA VICTOR 20-3139 (US)         Johnny TYLER & His RIDERS OF THE RIO GRANDE- Cornbread And Butterbeans / Little Rock Arkansas

Johnny Tyler Cornbread and Butterbeans


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: Janie
Date: 05 Jun 16 - 10:35 AM

Thanks cnd. I thought I had aborted the above post which I was working on before I saw your previous post and saw you had gotten to the source, but did not notice in 'preview' before I hit submit.

I'm not a skilled researcher. Over time we have lost some skilled researchers who have died - and have acquired some more skilled researchers. I've noticed you are one we have gained.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cornbread and Butterbeans
From: cnd
Date: 05 Jun 16 - 04:08 PM

Thanks, Janie, that means a lot. Really all it is is perseverance. I guess with time you start to get a little better, but all it really takes is being able to sift through 50 useless things to try and find the 1 good one


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