Mudcat Café message #3826786 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9665   Message #3826786
Posted By: Jim Dixon
16-Dec-16 - 12:22 AM
Thread Name: food songs
Subject: Lyr Add: RED BEANS AND RICE (Gladys Bentley)
As recorded by Gladys Bentley, 1928.

Red beans and rice, greasy bacon in the pot. (2x)
Cold bread in the oven, coffee on the stove ain't hot.

I don't get no chicken; ham and eggs would poison me. (2x)
He won't buy no sugar, just to sweeten his own tea.

Walked to work this mornin' 'cause I only had one dime. (2x)
Wouldn't spend it on myself; spent it on that man o' mine.

He don't buy no clothes; he don't keep his laundry clean. (2x)
He short-ordered lovin', stingiest man I've ever seen.

I take all my pay to the man I call my pal. (2x)
And he's always broke; my man must have an outside gal.

I'm gonna to leave for work, but I'm gonna double back, no doubt. (2x)
If I can't get in, no one better not come out.

Red beans and rice, mornin', noon and ev'ry night. (2x)
I can't keep on workin' with only rice and beans in sight.