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

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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
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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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Memorys | Reviewer: Greg | 12/20/11

My Pastor called and asked if I knew this song and if I could do it for her as part of the Sermon. I told her I didn't but I'd look it up and go from there. 1st I found it on YouTube and man it sounded familiar. I looked on the side bar and there was another song, Waitress Waitress that Little Jimmy Dickens had done. That popped a memory. When I was 7 or 8 years old, 59 now, I was at my Aunt Claribels' and got into her old 78s. I played Waitress Waitress and other Jimmy Dickens songs until she made me quit. Said I was driving her nuts. It was the first time I played something over and over so I could learn it.

Anyways enough of the anecdote. I kinda follow what Earl Monroe said about singing Bluegrass. You gotta pitch it right. You need to be right at your falsetto to make it sound right. For me G is just too low. I also change the 5 chord to a 7th. I capo to the 2nd fret, sometimes 3rd if I'm in real good voice, and do the song in D or Eb. It makes it easy for me to play it more in the Carter Style (alternating bass) as I use a full 6 string C, F, and G7 chord. I haven't worked out the instrumental yet and probably won't because of time constrictions. But one thing about this eras music, especially guitar, it was for the most part fairly simple. This was when guitar was just emerging as a lead style instrument. Prior it was mainly used for accompaniment unless you were Classical.



Review of Take an Old Cold Tater and wait | Reviewer: Diane Crawford | 1/19/06

This is a song my Dad loved to sing since he was born in 1930 during the depression and times were hard but he loved to laugh about it! I think anyone who farmed or was born on a farm during the depression will appreciate this song.





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