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."
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)
NOTES: The editors of Brown say this is of minstrel origin, and it seems likely enough.
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.