Mudcat Café message #2615822 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120295   Message #2615822
Posted By: Jim Dixon
21-Apr-09 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Corn Bread Rough (Leadbelly)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leadbelly's Corn Bread Rough - Lyrics?
Here's what I think I hear:

Jawbone eat and jawbone talk,
Jawbone eats with a knife and fork.

Way down yonder by Jaybird(?) town,
The people don't work till the sun goes down.

Corn bread rough and corn bread tough.
Thank(?) God almighty got corn bread 'nuff.

Old hen laid [i.e. laid an egg] in a boiler stack.
Frog(?) come along and broke her back.

[The samples I listened to didn't include the last verse.]