I Could'n Live Bedout de Flowers

DESCRIPTION: About southern living habits. "I could'n live bedout de flowers Ur fdat sweet magnolia tree. I could'n sleep where de mockin' bird Could'n sing he song to me." The singer claims he would "pine an' die on Boston beans, 'Caze possum is what we eat."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: food home nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownIII 442, "I Could'n Live Bedout de Flowers" (1 text)
Roud #11781
NOTES: The editors of Brown say this is of minstrel origin, and it seems likely enough.
File: Br3442

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