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Posted By: Jim Dixon
01-May-16 - 08:57 AM
Thread Name: food songs
Subject: Lyr Add: I HEARD THE VOICE OF A PORK CHOP (Jackson
These words seem to be a parody of "I HEARD THE VOICE OF JESUS SAY (COME UNTO ME AND REST)" but it is sung to a different tune.


I HEARD THE VOICE OF A PORK CHOP


[I. As recorded by Jim Jackson, 30-Jan-1928. YouTube.]


I walked and I walked and I walked and I walked; I stopped for to rest my feet.
I set down on an old oak tree, there went fast asleep.
I dreamt I was settin' in a swell cafe as hungry as a bear.
My stomach sent a telegram to my throat: "There's a wreck on the road somewhere."

I heard the voice of a pork chop say: "Come unto me and rest."
Well, you talk about your stewin' beef; I know what's the best.
Well, you talk about your chicken, ham and eggs, turkey stuffed and dressed,
But I heard the voice of a pork chop say: "Come unto me and rest."


[II. As recorded by Ben Curry (a.k.a. Blind Bogus Ben Covington), 1-Sep-1928. Jim Jackson is credited as songwriter. YouTube.]


I ain't had no use for chicken since way back yonder last spring,
For a chicken tried to peck me 'cause I stepped on his wing.
Old chicken caused me to go to jail; I don't let no chicken do that.
I would have stoled ev'ry hen he had, but I found out they was fat.

I was walking down the street today just as hungry as I could be,
And I walked right in a swell cafe; this is what they said to me:
"Hey, won't you have some chicken?" "Oh, no, I'll have some beef."
"Anytime a man refuse chicken here, he has to pay before he eats."

I heard the voice of a pork chop say: "Come unto me and rest."
You talk about liver, stew and beans, but I know what's the best.
That's pork chop, veal chop, ham and eggs, turkey stuffed and dressed.
I heard the voice of a pork chop say: "Come unto me and rest."

Well, I walked and I walked and I walked and I walked and I stopped to rest my feet.
I set down beside of a great big tree; then I soon was fast asleep.
I dreamed I was settin' in a swell cafe just as hungry as a bear.
My stomach sent a telegram to my throat: "There's a wreck on the road somewhere."

I heard the voice of a pork chop say: "Come unto me and rest."
You talk about liver, stew and beans, but I know what's the best.
That's pork chop, veal chop, ham and eggs, turkey stuffed and dressed.
Heard the voice of a pork chop say: "Come unto me and rest."