Standard (EADGBE)



Cornbread and butterbeans and you across the table

Eating them beans and making love as long as I am able

Growing corn and cotton too and when the day is over

Ride the mule and cut the fool and love again all over

Goodbye don't you cry I'm going to Louisiana

Buy a coon dog and a big fat hog and marry Suzianna.

Same song ding dong I'll take a trip to China

Cornbread and butterbeans and back to North Carolina.


Wearin' shoes and drinkin' booze goes against the Bible.

A necktie will make you die and cause you lots of trouble

Streetcars and whiskey bars and kissing pretty women

Women yeah that's the end of a terrible beginning


I can't read and don't care and education is awful

Raisin' heck and writing checks it ought to be unlawful

Silk hose and frilly clothes is just a waste of money

Come with me and stay with me and say you'll be my honey


That pretty much does it. Good simple traditional song. Enjoy.

one more thing. The fiddle part goes something like this.