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Author Topic: Beans Hambone & El Morrow--"Beans" and "Tippin' Out"  (Read 3259 times)

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Offline funkymonk71

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Beans Hambone & El Morrow--"Beans" and "Tippin' Out"
« on: March 20, 2012, 02:58:29 PM »
So, I'm surprised no one has wondered the lyrics to this song.
Not that its a monumental piece musically but it sure can liven up a campfire before quoting the Blazing Saddles back door choir.

I'll start with what my ears can muster:

Now way down south you had to say Good Morning,
????
Then some good people when you ??? ??? good morning,
that ain't the way to do.
Judge you come to my house, you won't find no stew beans
?? ???  writin' (right)
You won't find no stew beans, no ham no egg
no ?? ?? in the ?? fife
They give you beans for your breakfast, beans for your dinner
Beans for suppertime.
They give you fried beans, boil beans, stew beans baked beans
brand beans a ya na got sick from eatin' beans
Oh the ??? ??? beans
had pills look like beans
rode out a drippin' for beans, beans, beans
and they taste like beans
Then they act like beans, beans, beans
They will work you like beans, too
Some are lima beans, beans, beans
?? ?? pork and beans
Spoon stickin' in your beans
David had a hill of beans, beans, beans
Old Katie had beans, beans
Some are lima beans
You seem to bend toward beans???
???????????????????? Beans
Swear you had beans.
She had a garden full of beans.
Ol' Nora had beans, beans, beans
She had armful of beans?
?? Paul had beans, beans beans.
jambalayan beans..
I died from eatin' beans, beans, beans
Undertaker brought beans
Got a coffin full of beans
?? hearses fulla beans
To the graveyard eatin' beans
Dug the grave with beans, beans, beans
Let me down with bean strings
Covered me up with bean oil
?? my funeral with beans, beans, beans
Preacher took his tax with beans
Sister read the hymn with beans.
Plead me the psalm beans????
I'll swear they shouted beans
Golia? had beans, beans beans
St. Peter had beans, beans, beans

Finally the bridge:

Then i got a reploy from Heaven to hell 
There was beans, beans beans.     

Ok, got more than i thought i could with headphones.

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Re: Beans "Hambone" and El Morrow..."Beans"
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 03:27:33 PM »
Forgot to attach the song just in case, what's with the 1Mg limit?

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Re: Beans "Hambone" and El Morrow..."Beans"
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 03:49:35 PM »
Now way down south you had to say Good Morning,
H'ANY MORNING, JUDGE
Then CERTAIN good people when you TELL IT TO good morning,
that ain't the way to do.

==

You won't find no stew beans, no ham no egg
no STEW BEANS NO PORK N fife

==

They give you fried beans, boil beans, stew beans baked beans
BEANS BRAND a ya na got sick from eatin' beans (as in "ah yeah and I got  ...")
Oh the DOGGA GONE  beans

==

Some are lima beans, beans, beans
AN NEVER pork and beans

==

You seem to bend toward beans hmhm   (... agreed)
HANNAH MADE A MESS OF Beans

==

HAD a coffin full of beans
HIS hearse IS fulla beans

==

Dug MY grave with beans

==

READ my funeral with beans, beans, beans
Preacher took his TEXT with beans
Sister read the hymn with beans.
BELIEVE me THEY SUNG beans?

... is what i deciphered. Good challenge, FunkyMonk! :)
« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 03:52:00 PM by Gumbo »

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Re: Beans "Hambone" and El Morrow..."Beans"
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 06:21:34 PM »
Sweet Gumbo, thanks for the help. There were some corrections you made that were great and some that gave me the push to hear the right words.
Let me update:

Now way down south you had to say Good Morning,
Any mornin’
Then certain good people when you tell it to good morning,
that ain't the way to do.
Judge you come to my house, you won't find no stew beans
No ???????????????                                          1. rhymes with pork n' fife
You won't find no stew beans, no ham no egg
no stew beans, no pork n’ fife
They give you beans for your breakfast, give you beans for your dinner
Beans for suppertime.
They give you fried beans, boil beans, stew beans baked beans
Beans Brand a ya I got sick from eatin' beans
Oh the doctor brought beans
had pills look like beans
wrote outta ‘scription for beans, beans, beans
and they taste like beans
Then they acta like beans, beans, beans
They will work you like beans, too
Some are lima beans, beans, beans
But Never pork and beans
Spoon stickin' in your beans
David had a hill of beans, beans, beans
Old Katie had beans, beans
Some are lima beans
You seem to bend toward beans
Hannah Made a mess a Beans
Swear you had beans.
She had a garden full of beans.
Ol' Nora had beans, beans, beans
She had armful of beans?
??? Paul had beans, beans beans.                         2.
jambalayan beans..                                                 3. some are lima?
I died from eatin' beans, beans, beans
Undertaker brought beans
Had a coffin full of beans
His hearse is fulla beans
To the graveyard eatin' beans
Dug my grave with beans, beans, beans
Let me down with bean strings
Covered me up with bean oil
Read my funeral with beans, beans, beans
Preacher took his text with beans
Sister read the hymn with beans.
Believe me they sung beans?
I'll swear they shouted beans
Golia???  had beans, beans beans                 4. someone religious maybe
St. Peter had beans, beans, beans
Then i got a reploy from Heaven to hell 
There was beans, beans beans


Not too bad for a song I didn't initially understand half of it.

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Re: Beans "Hambone" and El Morrow..."Beans"
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 06:36:04 PM »
Hi funkymonk,
A couple of suggestions: 
It should be
   Adam had a mess of beans
   Swear Eve had beans
   She had a garden full of beans
Blues singers always pronounced "Noah" as in Noah of the Ark, "Norah", and that is who is being referred to in the line which mentions Nora, which should be followed by,
   He had a ark full of beans

   Cousin Paul had beans

   Golia' is more than likely referring to Goliath, of David and Goliath

All best,
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Re: Beans "Hambone" and El Morrow..."Beans"
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 07:20:57 PM »
Excellent - that whole doctor/pills/'scription/ treat you like etc sequence is lovely - and i never would have heard it that way.

similarly the biblical sequence flows really well now too.

Cool.

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Re: Beans "Hambone" and El Morrow..."Beans"
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 07:32:10 PM »
some more suggestions

"This is 'Beans," now, I'm fixin' to play you a beautiful little number entitled 'Beans.' He's playin' this from General reckon to the Revolution. Now the last time, y'all, when you all hear this piece of music, now ladies and gentlemen I mean it's all right."

Now way down south you had to say good morning,
HEY GOOD MORNIN' JUDGE??
THAT'S SOMETHING, good people, when you tell THE JUDGE good morning,
That ain't NO way to do.

Judge you come to my house, you won't find no STEWED BEEF, NO PUMPKIN PIE
You won't find no STEWED BEEF, no ham no egg no STEWED BEEF, NO PUMPKIN PIE


David had a MESS of beans, beans, beans

You SEEN THE PINTO beans (instead of you seem to bend toward)

Agree with John on Adam, Eve, ark and Goliath

PARSON? PAUL HAD BEANS
Some are lima beans (instead of jambalayan)

Covered me up with bean HULLS
PREACHED my funeral with beans, beans, beans

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Re: Beans "Hambone" and El Morrow..."Beans"
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 08:24:58 PM »
Forgot to attach the song just in case, what's with the 1Mg limit?

32 kbps is good enough for most transcribing and discussion purposes and keeps our data storage and transfer manageable.

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Re: Beans "Hambone" and El Morrow..."Beans"
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 08:38:07 PM »
yeah, i was teasin' i get the small file purpose.
Wow you guys tore this song up, I saw the religious aspect but couldn't imagine all that was there, and that pumpkin pie, i don't know how you heard that but it's great. I think my only hesitation is the Beans Brand line, is there any other possibility for "Beans brand" or maybe you all agree it is correct.
Again, I am stunned that there are people out there that put this together in practically a few hours. Whats the hardest song you have come across to decipher lyrics either by recording noise or the singers dialect?

Beans

"This is 'Beans," now, I'm fixin' to play you a beautiful little number entitled 'Beans.' He's playin' this from General reckon to the Revolution. Now the last time, y'all, when you all hear this piece of music, now ladies and gentlemen I mean it's all right."

Now way down south you had to say Good Morning,
Hey good Mornin’ judge
That’s Something good people when you tell the judge good morning,
That ain't no way to do.
Judge you come to my house, you won't find no stewed beef
No pumpkin pie.
You won't find no stewed beef, no ham no egg
No stewed beef, no pumpkin pie.
They give you beans for your breakfast, beans for your dinner
Beans for suppertime.
They give you fried beans, boil beans, stew beans baked beans.
Beans Brand a ya I got sick from eatin' beans.
Oh the doctor brought beans.
Had pills look like beans.
Wrote outta ‘scription for beans, beans, beans.
And they taste like beans.
Then they acta like beans, beans, beans.
They will work you like beans, too.
Some are lima beans, beans, beans.
But Never pork and beans.
Spoon stickin' in your beans.
David had a mess of beans, beans, beans.
Old Katie had beans, beans.
Some are lima beans.
You seen the pinto bean.
Adam had a mess a beans.
Swear Eve had beans.
She had a garden full of beans.
Ol' Noah had beans, beans, beans.
He had a ark full of beans?
Parson Paul had beans, beans beans.
Some are lima beans.
I died from eatin' beans, beans, beans.
Undertaker brought beans.
Had a coffin full of beans .
His hearse is fulla beans.
To the graveyard eatin' beans.
Dug my grave with beans, beans, beans.
Let me down with bean strings.
Covered me up with bean hull.
Preached my funeral with beans, beans, beans.
Preacher took his text with beans.
Sister read the hymn with beans.
Believe me they sung beans?
I'll swear they shouted beans.
Goliath had beans, beans beans.
St. Peter had beans, beans, beans.
Then i got a reploy from Heaven to hell.
There was beans, beans beans.     

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Re: Beans "Hambone" and El Morrow..."Beans"
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 09:27:24 PM »
yeah, i was teasin' i get the small file purpose.
Wow you guys tore this song up, I saw the religious aspect but couldn't imagine all that was there, and that pumpkin pie, i don't know how you heard that but it's great. I think my only hesitation is the Beans Brand line, is there any other possibility for "Beans brand" or maybe you all agree it is correct.
Again, I am stunned that there are people out there that put this together in practically a few hours. Whats the hardest song you have come across to decipher lyrics either by recording noise or the singers dialect?

That "Beans brand" still has me stumped. I'll come back to it in a day or two; sometimes a time away from it helps. That pumpkin pie bit I heard in the car one night! And if you want to know the hardest songs we've ever tried to transcribe, I direct you to the Sleepy John Estes lyrics and the Blind Lemon lyrics threads. Some of the Bo Weavil Jackson and Sam Collins sides were a mess, too.
Chris

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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2012, 04:16:43 AM »
Pumpkin Pie! who knew? :D

I can only find one little missed line, now

They give you beans for your breakfast, GIVE YOU beans for your dinner
Beans for suppertime.

Funkymonk - (for future reference) you can edit the last transcription and add a little note to that effect at the bottom of the post

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Re: Beans "Hambone" and El Morrow..."Beans"
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2012, 04:59:29 AM »
I'm not sure about "Beans brand", but I'm fairly sure the word after it is "again":

Beans Brand AGAIN
I got sick from eatin' beans.

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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2012, 06:53:37 AM »
Nope, I was wrong.  Listening again, it's

Beans RED AND A YELLOW
Got sick from eatin' beans

Phonetically, the line comes out as "Beans re' and a-yella", and there's no "I" to start the next line. 

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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2012, 07:42:20 AM »
Interessin'!

how about
Beans BROWN'D OR YELLA
got sick from eatin' beans

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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2012, 09:04:54 AM »
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Beans BROWN'D OR YELLA

I think you might have it, Gumbo.  It's an odd way to pronounce the "o" in "browned", but then a lot of Beans Hambone's pronunciation was odd.  The consonants fit.

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