Look at Them Beans

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Johnny Cash

John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned many other … more »

This time last year there sure was
A lot of sad faces around this old house 
Our papa died without fulfillin' his life's dream 
Of producing one of the best crops in Grimes County

 Though papa died with that dream still in his head
A desire in his heart, a promise on his lips, calluses on both hands 
And two dollars in his pocket 
Papa didn't live long enough to see his dreams come true

So he died from too much work, broken spirit, I guess 
But I promised our mama that if it was a last thing he'd ever do
He'd live long enough to see just one good crop come through 
But you see we can't plan on things without first talking to God

 Because we don't know his plans 
And if we don't include him my friends the way can get mighty hard
They say that every time a good and righteous person
Is buried in God's good earth it's just fertilizer for the soil

And I guess there must be some truth to that
 Whether we believe it or not
I just wish that papa was here right now
So that he could see this good crop that we finally got

Hey look at that beans and look at that corn
And I bet them watermelons must be three feet long
Man look at them tomatoes and look at them peas
Well I know if papa was here right now he'd sure be pleased 

And papa would sure be proud of his children too
My brother's famous now got his own show on the road
 Traveling in customized bus imported from Europe 
That boy always did love music and he loves to travel 

I got a sister that's got a good job in a beauty shop
 Making money, making other people look good
Ain't nobody here at a house now but me and mama
And mama she's gettin' weaker and she's gettin' older every day

And she talks softly about joinin' papa in his heavenly home
But that woman sure did love that man
She worked beside papa for forty some odd years 
Tryin' to produce a good crop and never could grow a single bean

But I just wish that papa was here right now
To see this good crop that we finally got
Man, look at that beans and look at that corn
And I bet them watermelons must be three feet long

Man, look at them tomatoes and look at them peas
Well, I know if papa was here right now he'd sure be pleased 
And papa, if you can hear me look at them beans

Written by: JOE TEX

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