Cash, Johnny - Look At Them Beans Lyrics




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





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  1. Jerry May

    Me n my grandpas song right here....love ya AJ White

  2. Florp McBoutade

    thöse beans

  3. Fritz Campbell

    They don’t make them like Johnny Cash anymore.

  4. Josh Barthelemy

    Poppa apparently was a shitty farmer... never grew a single bean.

  5. sauquoit13456

    On this day in 1975 {July 14th} Johnny Cash was a guest co-host on the nationally syndicated weekday-afternoon television program, 'The Mike Douglas Show'...
    The following week his "Look At Them Beans" entered Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart at position #83, and eight weeks later it would peak at #17 {for 2 weeks}...
    Between 1955 and 2003 the Kingsland, Arkansas native had one hundred-twelve records on the Hot Country Singles charts, forty-four made the Top 10 with thirteen reaching #1, plus he had seven peak at #2...
    Ten of his 112 charted records were duets, eight with June Carter Cash and two with Waylon Jennings...
    'The Man in Black' passed away at the age of 71 on September 12th, 2003...
    May both Mr. Cash and Mike Douglas {1920 - 2006} R.I.P.

  6. Susan Davis

    Cheery song!