BUTTER BEANS (Charles D. Colvin - To the tune of "Just A Closer Walk With Thee) Little Jimmy Dickens - 1965 Also recorded by: Johnny Russell; Papa Joe Smiddy. Just a bowl of butter beans Pass the cornbread if you please I don't want no collard greens All I want is a bowl of butter beans Just a piece of country ham Pass the butter and the jam Pass the biscuits if you please And some more o' them good ol' butter beans Red eye gravy is all right Turnip sandwich a delight But my children all still scream For another bowl of butter beans Some folks think that cornpone's best Some likes grits more than the rest But if I was a man of means I'd just want them good ol' butter beans See that lady over there With the curlers in her hair She's not pregnant as she seems She's just full o' them good ol' butter beans See that big, fat, ugly lad He's made everybody mad They don't love him, by no means He's the hog that ate the last of the butter beans When they lay my bones to rest Place no roses upon my chest Plant no blooming evergreens All I want is' a bowl of butter beans Just a bowl of butter beans Pass the cornbread if you please I don't want no collard greens All I want is a bowl of butter beans