Beans and Cornbread

by Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five

Beans and Cornbread
Beans and Cornbread
Beans and Cornbread
Beans and Cornbread had a fight
Beans knocked Cornbread outta sight
Cornbread said “Now that’s alright,
meet me on the corner tomorrow night”
I’ll be ready, I’ll be ready tomorrow night
I’ll be ready, I’ll be ready tomorrow night
I’ll be ready, I’ll be ready tomorrow night
That’s what Beans said to Cornbread
“I’ll be ready tomorrow night”
Beans told Cornbread you ain’t straight
You better wake up or I’ll gash you good
Been in this pot since half past two
Swelling and puffing and almost due
I’ll be ready, I’ll be ready tomorrow night,
that’s what Beans told Cornbread
You always getting mad at me,
I ain’t mad at you
I’ll be ready tomorrow night,
I’ll be ready, Mmmmmm

Beans grabbed cornbread by the toe
Beans said “Cornbread let me go”
Cornbread said “I’ll lay you low,
I’m gonna fight you, you so and so”
Meet me on the corner,
meet me on the corner tomorrow night
That’s what Beans said to Cornbread,
you so bad, you always wanting to fight
Meet ya on the corner tomorrow night
and I’m gonna beat the hell out’cha.
Oooohhhhh on the corner tomorrow night.

Beans hit Cornbread on the head,
Cornbread said I’m almost dead
Beans told Cornbread, get up man,
you know that we go hand in hand
Beans and Cornbread
Beans and Cornbread hand in hand.
That’s what Beans said to Cornbread,
We should stick together hand in hand.
We should hang out together
like weiners and sauerkraut
We should stick together
like hot dogs and mustard
We should get up every morning and
hang out together like sisters and brothers.

Every Saturday night we should hang out
like chit’lins and potato salad, YEAH
Like strawberry and shortcakes, YEAH
Like corned beef and cabbage, YEAH
Like liver and onions, YEAH
Like red beans and rice, YEAH
Like bagel and lox, YEAH
Like sour cream and biscuits, YEAH
Like bread and butter, YEAH
Like hot cakes and molasses, YEAH

Beans told cornbread,
it makes no difference
what you think about me, YEAH
but it makes a whole lot of difference
what I think about you, YEAH
we should hang out like together
like hot cakes and molasses, HEY
That’s what Beans said to Cornbread

Cause Beans and Cornbread
They go hand in hand!

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