Cornbread And Butterbeans

from by Tar and Rosin

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Trad. Arrangement by Tar and Rosin


Goodbye, don't you cry, I'm goin' to Louisiana
To buy a dog and big fat hog, and marry Susianna
Sing song, ding dong, take a trip to China
Cornbread and Butterbeans, sail back to Carolina

Cornbread and Butterbeans 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
I'll ride a mule like a crazy fool and love again all over

Well wearing shoes and drinking booze, that goes against the bible
A necktie will make you die, and cause you lots of trouble
Street cars, whiskey bars and kissing pretty women
Woah man, that's the end of a terrible beginning


I can't read and I don't care, an education's awful
Raising heck and writing checks, that ought to be unlawful
Silk hoes, frilly clothes, it's just a waste of money
I can see how glad you'd be to marry me my honey

Singing songs all day long and growing out this long beard
Playing for money it's so funny and it all seems so weird
As it seems I live the dream and I don't want to wake up
I confess I'll wear a dress and put on pretty make-up


from You Can't Get There From Here Either, released August 8, 2013
Performed by Tar and Rosin
Verse 4 written by George Lane
Engineered by Timothy High
Assistant Engineer Kyle Heverly with Jason Alley
Mixed and Mastered by Kyle Heverly
Produced by Joe Vangieri and Tar and Rosin at DigiTrax Recording Studios, Knoxville, TN




Tar and Rosin Asheville, North Carolina

Tar and Rosin is:
Chilly Coyote on Sawbox
Jon Fly Martin on Whomp Wheel
Whiskey Slim on Chug-Chug
BoogieAnn "The Drunken Boar" on scratch-clack

Tar and Rosin is an Old Time Appalachian String Band that formed this past winter in the drunken basements and apartments of Des Moines, IA. Playing songs from Pre-Civil War Era up to the 1940', they write and perform original music as well.
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