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Posted By: Jim Dixon
14-May-15 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: food songs
Subject: Lyr Add: PAPA DON'T WANT NO FISH AND RICE AGAIN
You can hear this on YouTube:


PAPA DON'T WANT NO FISH AND RICE AGAIN
Written by Sam Manning, Sam Johnson & Oscar E. Johnson
As sung by Sam Manning & The Felix Krazy Cats on Decca 18257a, 1941.

Papa don't want no fish and rice nor hominy.
That's not the kind of food for a man like me.
My favorite dish is fish,
But for fish sake, finish!*
Papa don't want to see no fish and rice again.

Big fish, little fish, catfish, fresh fish, all the same.
Swordfish, pickle-fish—fish is fish by any name.
Why, the doctors all explain
Fish would help my brain,
So papa don't want to see no fish and rice again.

Mama, ain't there nothin' else that you can buy?
Tummy ache all night, papa want to die.
Tuna swallowed a whale.
Any more fish and I'd go to jail.
Oh, papa don't want to see no fish and rice again.

Oh, papa don't want no fish and rice nor hominy.
That's not the kind of food for a man like me.
My appetite is big,
But, mama, I ain't no pig.
Oh, papa don't want to see no fish and rice again.


* pronounced with the accent on the second syllable.

This song seems related to "Mama Don't Want No Peas and Rice an' Coconut Oil" which was published in 1932.