Cornbread And Butterbeans

By Carolina Chocolate Drops

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