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Lyr Req: Side Meat and Cabbage (Jimmy Dickens?)

chenry@lcc.net 02 Sep 97 - 08:00 PM
crchenry@sprynet.com 04 May 99 - 09:39 AM
Ciaran 04 May 99 - 12:30 PM
GUEST 16 Mar 06 - 11:29 PM
HiHo_Silver 18 Mar 06 - 01:01 PM
fat B****rd 18 Mar 06 - 03:32 PM
Joe Offer 18 Mar 06 - 06:44 PM
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Gene 18 Mar 06 - 07:25 PM
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Subject: Side Meat and Cabbage
From: chenry@lcc.net
Date: 02 Sep 97 - 08:00 PM

All I can remember is:

    I took Jesse Mae to a roadside cafe
    and the waiter showed up at our place
    He said will you dine on some lobster and wine
    and I stood up a yelled in his face.
    Bring me some side meat and cabbage
    and don't make the order too small
    and if you ain't got none, then go out and get some
    Just sidemeat and cabbage that's all.

There are several verses, We had it on an old 78 RPM record. I can't even remember who sang it.
Would appreciate any help you can give me.


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Subject: Sidemeat and Cabbage
From: crchenry@sprynet.com
Date: 04 May 99 - 09:39 AM

I am looking for a song i had as a child in the early 50's . It was called Sidemeat and Cabbage. Can anyone help me? I have no idea who sang it or the label. It was on an old 78 RPM. I think This old house was the flip side.


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Subject: RE: Sidemeat and Cabbage
From: Ciaran
Date: 04 May 99 - 12:30 PM

Hi there! I believe the song was written by Hy Heath (of Mule Train fame)and the only reference I can find is on an album by Little Jimmy Dickens. You can find it at the following site: http://www.bluesworld.com/roots/rr_cvinylai.htm

Good luck!


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Subject: RE: Sidemeat and Cabbage
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 11:29 PM

Yes, Little Jimmy Dickens did it. I have it on a 45 that my parents had.
The label is Columbia and the flip side is Teardrops (Fell Like Raindrops). If you download from Limewire you can find it by searching the Artist (Little Jimmy Dickens). It is difficult to find but I found it just yesterday. Good Luck.


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Subject: RE: Sidemeat and Cabbage
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 01:01 PM

Give me some side meat and cabbage
and don't make the order too small
I don't like tomatoes or french fried potatoes
just side meat and cabbage that's all


keep checking; I will post further to this when memory allows me to recall this old song. Have not thought of it in decades. Perhaps this will twig some other persons memory.


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Subject: RE: Sidemeat and Cabbage
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 03:32 PM

Wasn't Little Jimmy Dickens also Nervus Norvus of "Ape Call" fame?


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Subject: RE: Sidemeat and Cabbage
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 06:44 PM

That caught my attention, Fat B****rd. When I was aobut 6, the kid across the street had a 45 RPM recording with Nervous Norvus singing "Transfustion" on one side and Dig" on the other. Here's what allmusic.com says about Nervous Norvus:
    Jimmy Drake was a demo singer from California, doing hundreds of them a year for aspiring songwriters across the country. With the help of a disc-jockey friend adding radio-station car-crash sound effects, he took one of his homemade demos, "Transfusion," and brought it to the Top Ten in 1956. His subsequent singles ("The Fang," "Ape Call," "The Wild Dogs of Kentucky," and "Bullfrog Hop") fared less well but still maintain the same warped spirit.
"Nervous" was a Jimmy, but the wrong one.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Sidemeat and Cabbage
From: Peace
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 07:03 PM

"Title: Sidemeat and cabbage.
First Line: Now, all thru the day I just lay in the hay and wait for that old dinner bell
Chorus: Bring me some sidemeat and cabbage and don't make the order too small
Music by:
Words by: Heath, Hy and Jimmy Dickens.
P/P/D: : Nashville, TN : Milene Music, c1953.
Location: SPC, KIRK CM 1952-1953"

from

library.indstate.edu/level1.dir/ cml/rbsc/kirk/country3.html


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Subject: Lyr Add: SIDEMEAT AND CABBAGE (Jimmie Dickens)
From: Gene
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 07:25 PM

Here ya go...don't think I listened to this for many years...

SIDEMEAT AND CABBAGE
Little Jimmie Dickens & Hy Heath

Now all through the day I just lay in the hay
And I wait for that old dinner bell.
When I hear it chime, to the table I climb,
Then stuff in a napkin and yell:

"Bring me some sidemeat and cabbage
And don't make the order too small.
I don't eat tomaters or Irish potaters,
Just sidemeat and cabbage, that's all. "

I played my guitar at a fancy bazaar
And I sang till my tonsils were red.
When time came to eat, I just grabbed me a seat
An' looked right at the butler and said:

"Gimmie some sidemeat and cabbage
And don't make the order too small.
An' if you ain't got none, then go out and get some,
Just sidemeat and cabbage, that's all."

I took Jessie Mae to a roadside café
And the waiter showed up to our plate.
He said, "Will you dine on some lobster and wine?"
And I stood up and yelled in his face:

"Gimmie some sidemeat and cabbage
And don't make the order too small.
There'll be no shellfishes or other swell dishes,
Just sidemeat and cabbage, that's all."

Now when we were wed, to my Jessie I said:
"You know you're the one I adore.
My love is sincere and I swear to you, dear,
There's only one thing I love more:

"Gimmie some sidemeat and cabbage
And don't make the order too small.
You're heaven's most bless'dest, but what I like bestest
Is sidemeat and cabbage, that's all."

I don't care for oodles and pot roast and noodles
And I don't go for chicken potpie.
I always say phooey on Chinese chop suey
And I never eat tuna on rye.

I can't get the habit of eatin' fried rabbit.
I don't like the flavor of lamb.
I never eat muffins or turkey with stuffin's;
Don't like cackleberries and ham.

I wouldn't say howdy to apple pan dowdy.
I won't eat the legs of a frog;
And though they're a big treat, I don't go for pig's feet.
I eat higher up on the hog.

I never make passes at flap jacks and 'lasses.
I don't care for cookies and tea.
I never ask waiters for possums and 'taters.
They know what I care for; they know what I come for:
Just sidemeat and cabbage, that's all.


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Subject: RE: Sidemeat and Cabbage
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 08:54 PM

Thanks, Gene. I sent e-mail to the person who requested it in 1997 and 1999 - I wonder if it will get through.
Nice talking with you today.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Side Meat and Cabbage
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 10 - 04:16 PM

little jimmy dickens


    Threads combined to make comparison easier. Messages below are from a new thread. -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side Meat and Cabbage (Jimmy Dickens?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 12:58 AM

SIDEMEAT AND CABBAGE
Written by Hy Heath & Jimmie Dickens, 1953.
Recorded by Jimmie Dickens & issued on 78-rpm record Columbia 21093 b/w TEARDROPS written by J. Miller.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side Meat and Cabbage (Jimmy Dickens?)
From: Gene
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 04:24 AM

WOW! haven't played that oldie in years!

SIDEMEAT AND CABBAGE
As recorded by: Little Jimmy Dickens

Now all thru the day I just lay in the hay
And I wait for that ol' dinner bell
When I hear it chime, to the table I climb
Then stuff in a napkin and yell

Bring me some sidemeat and cabbage
And don't make the order too small
I dont eat tomaters or Irish pu-taters
Just sidemeat and cabbage, that's all

I played my guitar at a fancy bazaar
And I sang till my tonsils were red
When time came to eat, I just grabbed me a seat
And looked right at the butler and said

Gimme some side meat and cabbage
And don't make the order too small
And if you ain't got none, then go out and get some
Just sidemeat and cabbage, that's all

I took Jessie Mae to a roadside cafe
And the waiter showed up to our place
He said will you dine on some lobster and wine
And I stood up and yelled in his face

Gimme some side meat and cabbage
And don't make the order too small
There'll be no shell fishes or other swell dishes
Just sidemeat and cabbage, that's all

Now when we were wed to my Jessie I said
You know you're the one I adore
My love is sincere and I swear to you, dear
There's only one thing I love more

Gimme some side meat and cabbage
And don't make the order too small
You're heaven's most blessed, but what I like best is
[Jist] sidemeat and cabbage, that's all

I don't care for oodles and pot roast and noodles
And I don't go for chicken pot-pie
I always say phooey on Chinese chop suey
And I never eat tuna on rye

I can't get the habit of eatin' fried rabbit
I don't like the flavor of lamb
I never eat muffins or turkey with stuffins
Don't like [cacklebury blue ham]

I wouldn't say howdy to apple pan dowdy
I won't eat the legs of a frog
And tho they're a big treat, I don't go for pig's feet
I eat higher up on the hog

I never make passes at flapjacks and 'lasses
I don't care for cookies and tea
I never ask waiters for possums and 'taters
They know what I care for, they know what I come for

TAG:
Just sidemeat and cabbage, that's all

G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side Meat and Cabbage (Jimmy Dickens?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 09:02 AM

I've never seen anything at the supermarket labeled "side meat," so I went looking—

I found this definition in, of all places, The Urban Dictionary:
    Side meat

    Slabs of meat taken specifically from the sides of a pig, practically a staple in the deep south. May be smoked and cured, in which case it becomes known as bacon, or salted, in which case it is known as salt pork. Sometimes referred to as "side pork," as well, it is an indispensable ingredient for the southern dish of boiled greens.

    "Side meat" was mentioned numerous times in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," a story of an Oklahoma family who left home during the Dustbowl years to work in the fruit picking industry in California.

    Fry up that side meat, ma - I'm starvin'!
(Google failed with "define:side meat")

Maybe if I lived in the "deep south" I would see side meat in supermarkets. (I'm in Minnesota.)

Of course we have bacon, and I have seen "salt pork," and I think I may have used it in a recipe once.

So, am I to infer that if something is called "side meat," it is not cured or salted? Otherwise it would be called bacon or salt pork?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side Meat and Cabbage (Jimmy Dickens?)
From: GUEST,Lillian
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 05:05 PM

Oh my! This song brings back such fond memories of listening to it when I was a little girl. We had one of the old phonograph record players that you wind up and the speaker is a type of megaphone. Can't remember what they're called. I practically memorized some of the words but now that they're written down, I see I had some of them mixed up! Thanks for the memories!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Side Meat and Cabbage (Jimmy Dickens?)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 12 - 06:25 PM

'So, am I to infer that if something is called "side meat," it is not cured or salted? Otherwise it would be called bacon or salt pork?'

Don't think so, Jim. Bacon is 'nitrated' usually, and salt pork is salted. However, they both come from the side of the hog (usually), but side meat can be untouched by salt or nitrates. I'd expect the recipe would call for bacon-ish meat and so would be treated, otherwise the taste would be rather bland. However, I ain't a Southerner, so I expect maybe to be corrected.


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