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Goober Peas

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 do you think he sees?
The Georgia Militia eating goober peas!

Peas, peas, peas, peas, eating goober peas!
Goodness how delicious eating goober peas!

I think my song has lasted almost long enough.
The subject's interesting, but the rhymes are mighty rough.
I wish this war was over so free from rags and fleas-
We'd kiss our wives and sweethearts, and gobble goober
peas!

Peas, peas, peas, peas, eating goober peas!
Goodness how delicious eating goober peas!







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did you know?

This song was popular with Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War