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Lyr Req: Just a Bowl of Buttered Peas

27 Feb 05 - 12:09 AM (#1422040)
Subject: Lyr Req: Just a Bowl of Buttered Peas
From: GUEST,Tim Jenkins

This is a parody of "Just a Closer Walk With Thee". All I can remember is the first line.


27 Feb 05 - 12:45 AM (#1422064)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just a Bowl of Buttered Peas
From: NH Dave

Here's one version. Note that in tese verses it is butterbeans, a southern name for lima beans.

Dave

BUTTERBEANS

Just a bowl of butterbeans
Pass the cornbread if you please
I don't want no collard greens
All I wants is a bowl of butterbeans

Just a piece of country ham
Pass the biscuits and the jam
I don't want no turnip greens
Just give me more of them good old butterbeans

Redeye gravy is all right
Turnip sandwich a delight
I don't want no black-eyed peas
Just give me more o'them good old butterbeans

Some folks thinks that corn pone's best
Some likes grits more than the rest
But if I was a man of means
I'd just want them butterbeans

When they lay me down to rest
Plant no roses on my chest
Or no bloomin' evergreens 'Cause all
I want is a bowl of butterbeans


27 Feb 05 - 06:25 PM (#1422357)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just a Bowl of Buttered Peas
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

The Record Lady has Jimmy Dickens singing it. Real Country page 29. Record Lady

NH dave, Butterbeans are a small, tender version of Lima beans, which tend to be tough and tasteless. Very hard to find here in Canada, but sometimes found frozen in small packages (about enough for two bowls).
Fresh Okra has come here since we have received immigrants from the Middle East, but, having lived in the south, we lament the scarcity of butterbeans.


27 Feb 05 - 06:44 PM (#1422386)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just a Bowl of Buttered Peas
From: Snuffy

In UK it's the Lima beans that are small and tender (and quite rare) while the butterbeans are the huge, tough ones.


27 Feb 05 - 07:31 PM (#1422424)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just a Bowl of Buttered Peas
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Snuffy, a UK seed company used by many people over here advertises something called the Henderson's Bush Baby Lima bean which is small, yellowish when fresh and buttery in taste. This may be the butterbean of the southern US. I haven't tried them but they 'sound' about right. Is this what you are referring to?
Also in their list is a Burpee Lima bean which they say is "huge." This is probably the kind called a 'Lima' bean in the south.

Seeds

Digression, but it reminds me to get my seed now.


27 Feb 05 - 08:27 PM (#1422461)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just a Bowl of Buttered Peas
From: iamjohnne

As a Southerner and also a pretty darn good cook, please allow me to clear up some of this discussion. There are butter peas, which are a field pea that seems like a cross between lima bean and a black eyed pea. And there are butterbeans which are small tender lima beans. Down here in SW Georgia, the dried Fordhooks are called lima beans. They are about the size of a nickle but shaped like a kidney. Not to be confused with kidney beans of course.

BTW, thanks for the link to Little Jimmy Dickens.


27 Feb 05 - 09:05 PM (#1422493)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just a Bowl of Buttered Peas
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Everybody has different names for vegetables!
My wife (from Georgia) pointed out to me that the small, almost round limas are called butterpeas in her mother's family but that most of her father's relatives called them butterbeans.
I was only partly right (or partly wrong). She ruled out the Hendersons I mentioned above.
Found the seed advertised as "Dixie White Butterpea Bean" by Cooper Seeds of Georgia. Unfortunately they won't grow in our cold climate.
Beans


28 Feb 05 - 10:59 AM (#1422921)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just a Bowl of Buttered Peas
From: Big Jim from Jackson

Tim, go to the top of this thread and click on the first link. Scan down for the last comment by "Big Byrd". There are a set of lyrics that have been "added" to the song. Byrd first learned the lyrics (first three verses) from Jimmy Driftwood. He added the rest.

Butterbeans are a large, flat, kidney-shaped bean with wonderful rich flavor. Well cooked and seasoned with ham or ham hock there exists nothing better to eat in this world!