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

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TitleTake an Old Cold Tater (And Wait)
ArtistLittle Jimmy Dickens
Album16 Biggest Hits [Legacy] [2006], Track 1
Country Music Hall of Fame 1982 [King Records] [1999], Track 7
Country Boy [Bear Family (Germany)] [1997], Track 1
Take a Old Cold Tater & Wait [Richmond] [1996], Track 5
I'm Little But I'm Loud: The Little Jimmy Dickens [1996], Track 1
Country Giant [Sony Music Special Products] [1995], Track 1
Best of the Best [Federal] [1993], Track 3
Columbia Historic Edition [1991], Track 1
The Best of the Best of Little Jimmy Dickens [Hol [1990], Track 1
Historic Edition [Columbia] [1983], Track 1
Jimmy Dickens' Greatest Hits [1969], Track 11
Little Jimmy Dickens Greatest Hits [1966], Track 1
Little Jimmy Dickens' Best [1964], Track 1
Raisin' the Dickens [1957], Track 1
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(E.M. Bartlett)

When I was a little boy around the table at home
I remember very well when company would come
I would have to be right still until the whole crowd ate
My mama always said to me Jim take a tater and wait.

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

--- Instrumental ---

And then the preachers they would come to stay awhile with us
I would have to slip around and raise a little fuss
In fear that I will spill the beans or break a china plate
My mama always said to me Jim take a tater and wait.

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

--- Instrumental ---

Well, I thought that I'd starve to death before my time would come
All that chicken they would eat and just leave me the bun
The feet and neck were all that's left upon the china plate
It makes you pretty darn weak to take an old cold tater and wait.

Well, taters never did taste good with chicken on a plate
But I had to eat 'em just the same
That is why I look so bad and have these puny ways
Because I always had to take an old cold tater and wait...
submitted by GeeWhiz on April 28th, 2006
corrected on April 28th, 2006

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