Originally Posted by Stitchawl
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.
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