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Little Jimmy Dickens Take an Old Cold Tater (And Wait) Lyrics

Last updated: 12/20/2011 10:00:00 AM

Take An Old Cold Tater And Wait
Jimmy Dickens

(G) When I was a little boy a-(C)-round the table at (G) home
I remember very well when (D) company would come
(G) I would have to be right still un-(C)-til the whole crowd (G) ate
My Mama always said to me “Jim, (D) take a tater and (G) wait”

(G) Now taters never did taste good with (C) chicken on the (G) plate
But I had to eat ‘em just the (D) same
(G) That is why I look so bad and (C) have these puny (G) ways
Because I always had to take an (D) old cold tater and (G) wait

Inst

(G) And then the preachers they would come and (C) stay awhile with (G) us
I would have to slip around and (D) raise a little fuss
In (G) fear that I would spill the beans or (C) break the china (G) plate
My Mama always said to me, “Jim, (D) take a tater and (G) wait”

(G) Now taters never did taste good with (C) chicken on the (G) plate
But I had to eat ‘em just the (D) same
(G) That is why I look so bad and (C) have these puny (G) ways
Because I always had to take an (D) old cold tater and (G) wait

Inst

(G) Well I thought that I’d starve to death be-(C)-fore my time would (G) come
All that chicken they would eat and (D) just leave me the buns
The (G) feet and neck were all that’s left up-(C)-on the china (G) plate
It makes you pretty darn weak to take an (D) old cold tater and (G) wait

(G) Now taters never did taste good with (C) chicken on the (G) plate
But I had to eat ‘em just the (D) same
(G) That is why I look so bad and (C) have these puny (G) ways
Because I always had to take an (D) old cold tater and (G) wait
Because I always had to take an (D) old cold tater and (G) wait

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