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Old 12-21-2012, 04:10 AM   #10424
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Originally Posted by Stitchawl View Post
Easy peasy! (No pun inteneded)

Borrowed word from one of the African languages, brought over by the slave trade. Peanuts were a food staple for the slaves and they used their word for it. The slave owners corrupted it into 'goober.' One of the first folk songs I learned to play on the guitar!

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.

Stitchawl
I know I'm late for this one, but I just discovered this recording:

Jump to 4:20. Thanks for bringing this great folk song to me
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