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Goober Peas | Lyrics

from the MMF Songbook




History

Goober Peas was written by A. Pinder. Civil War soldiers for both sides enjoyed singing this song to help pass the time. Just in case you didn't know - Goober Peas are peanuts.

Lyrics

Sitting by the roadside on a summer's day,
Chatting with my mess-mates, passing time away,
Lying in the shadows underneath the trees,
Goodness, how delicious, eating goober peas.

Peas, peas, peas, peas,
Eating goober peas.
Goodness, how delicious,
Eating goober peas.

When a horse-man passes, the soldiers have a rule
To cry out their loudest, "Mister, here's your mule!"
But another custom, enchanting-er than these
Is wearing out your grinders, eating goober peas.

Peas, peas, peas, peas,
Eating goober peas.
Goodness, how delicious,
Eating goober peas.

Just before the battle, the General hears a row
He says "The Yanks are coming, I hear their rifles now."
He looks down the roadway, and what d'ya think he sees?
The Georgia Militia cracking goober peas.

Peas, peas, peas, peas,
Eating goober peas.
Goodness, how delicious,
Eating goober peas.

I think my song has lasted just about enough.
The subject is interesting, but the rhymes are mighty rough.
I wish the war was over, so free from rags and fleas
We'd kiss our wives and sweethearts, say good-bye to goober peas.

Peas, peas, peas, peas,
Eating goober peas.
Goodness, how delicious,
Eating goober peas..

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