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BUTTER BEANS - Little Jimmy Dickens
[4/4 Key of C](Tune of "Just A Closer Walk With Thee)

[C] Just a bowl of but-ter [G] beans
Pass the [G7] corn-bread if you [C] please
[C7] I don't want no col-lard [F] gre- [D7] ens
All I [C] want is a [G] bowl of but-ter [C] beans.

[C] Just a piece of coun-try [G] ham
Pass the [G7] but-ter and the [C] jam
[C7] Pass the bis-cuits if you [F] ple- [D7] ase
And some [C] more o' them [G] good ol' but-ter [C] beans.

[C] Red eye gravy is all [G] right
Tur-nip [G7] sand-wich a de- [C] light
[C7] But my child-ren all still [F] scr- [D7] eam
For [C] an-oth-er [G] bowl of but-ter [C] beans.

[C] Some folks think that corn-pones [G] best
Some likes [G7] grits more than the [C] rest
[C7] But if I was a man of [F] me- [D7] ans
I'd just [C] wa-ant them [G] good ol' but-ter [C] beans.

[C] See that La-dy ov-er [G] there
With the [G7] curl-ers in her [C] hair
[C7] She's not preg-nant as she [F] se- [D7] ems
She's just [C] full o' them [G] good ol' but-ter [C] beans.

[C] When they lay my bones to [G] rest
Place no [G7] ros-es upon my [C] chest
[C7] Plant no bloom-ing ev-er- [F] gre- [D7] ens
All I [C] want is' a [G] bowl of but-ter [C] beans.

[C] Just a bowl of butter [G] beans
Pass the [G7] corn-bread if you [C] please
[C7] I don't no col-lard [F] gre-[D7] ens
All I [C] want is' a [G] bowl of but-ter [C] beans.

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    Linda Womack WoodsAug 22, 2013 at 2:19 am
    Carson McCord and I would go to some honky tonk place where is mom went and sing this silly song along with the crowd. I have thought of this song several times but did not know who sang it! Just for fun read the lyrics! Good Times way back when!
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    UnregisteredMay 2, 2012 at 5:58 am
    I had the honor of playng for "little" jimmy dickens in 1962 on tour in hawaii. I know he had a hard life in his youth and listening to this song lyric proves that experience. It also takes me back to my youth and the values of that time. P. S. Jimmy dickens is "little" in stature only, he is a big man in every other way!

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