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Thread #9665   Message #3975322
Posted By: Jim Dixon
07-Feb-19 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: food songs
Subject: Lyr Add: GREEN ONION TOP (Roosevelt Sykes)
I almost put this in the thread called Lyr Req: Onion Songs, but since it mentions and praises several other foods, I figured it would be a better fit here.

You can hear this at the Internet Archive:


GREEN ONION TOP
Written & recorded by Roosevelt Sykes, 1951.

Pig tails and sauerkraut
Make your belly stick way out.
Dig the pig with solid bop.
Donít be green like a onion top.

Slippíry okra and collard greens,
Best stuff that you ever seen.
Slide the okra with a solid bop.
Donít be green like a onion top.

Pickled pepper, sliced tomatoes,
Oh, boys, what a plate!
Lemonade, slice of pie,
Hurry, hurry, donít be late.

Boiled corn and lima beans,
Best dish that you ever seen.
Dig the corn with solid bop,
And donít be green like a onion top.