Goober Peas

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Melody - P. Nutt, Esq.; Seq. by Werner Tomaschewski
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A. Pindar, Esq., 1866

Sitting by the roadside on a summer day,
Chatting with my messmates, passing time away,
Lying in the shadow underneath the trees,
Goodness, how delicious, eating Goober Peas!
Chorus:
Peas! peas! peas! peas! eating Goober Peas!
Goodness how delicious, eating Goober Peas!

2. When a horseman passes, the soldiers have a rule,
To cry out at their loudest, "Mister, here's your mule!"
But another pleasure enchantinger than these,
Is wearing out your grinders, eating Goober Peas!
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3. Just before the battle the Gen'ral hears a row,
He says, "The Yanks are coming, I hear their rifles now."
He turns around in wonder, and what do you think he sees?
The Georgia Militia - eating Goober Peas!
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4. I think my song has lasted almost long enough,
The subject's interesting, but rhymes are mighty rough,
I wish this war was over, when free from rags and fleas,
We'd kiss our wives and sweethearts and gobble Goober Peas!
Chorus:


The composer, "P. Nutt" is obviously a pseudonym. Makes for a nice pun at least.

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