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Goober Peas

Traditional American Folk Song

"Goober Peas" is a traditional folk song probably originating in the Southern United States. It was popular with Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War, and is still sung frequently in the South to this day. It has been recorded and sung by scores of artists, including Burl Ives, Tennessee Ernie Ford and The Kingston Trio.

The lyrics of "Goober Peas" are a description of daily life during the last few years of the Civil War for Southerners. After being cut off from the rail lines and their farm land, they had little to eat aside from boiled peanuts (or "goober peas") which often served as an emergency ration. Peanuts were also known as pindars and goobers. As peanuts (or ground nuts) are a common food in West and Central Africa, imported Africans provided these names to the U.S.'s vocabulary.

Publication date on the earliest sheet music is 1866, published by A. E. Blackmar in New Orleans. Blackmar humorously lists A. Pindar as the lyricist and P. Nutt as the compose

    Release Date: 1866


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Mark Hayes : The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection: 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice - Medium High : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081198668  : 00-20960

Mark Hayes : The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection: 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice - Medium High

Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist, and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a delightful addition to his popular vocal solo series. 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice offers traditional tunes from Scotland, Wales, and the United States, ranging from the plaintive (I Know Where I'm Going) to the passionate (Aura Lee); from the Civil War (Goober Peas) to the nineteenth century American frontier (Railroad Medley); and from comic courting songs (Billy Boy) to early popular song (Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer). Available in both medium high and medium low voicings with accompaniment CD recordings. A full performance Listening CD, featuring all ten titles in a mixture of voicings, is also available.

Songlist: Railroad Medley, I Know Where I'm Going, Simple Gifts, Beautiful Dreamer, The Erie Canal , The Ash Grove, The Arkansas Traveler, Aura Lee, Billy Boy, Goober Peas

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Voicing: Solo | 5433b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Mark Hayes : The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection: 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice - Medium Low : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081198699  : 00-20963

Mark Hayes : The Mark Hayes Vocal Solo Collection: 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice - Medium Low

Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist, and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a delightful addition to his popular vocal solo series. 10 Folk Songs for Solo Voice offers traditional tunes from Scotland, Wales, and the United States, ranging from the plaintive (I Know Where I'm Going) to the passionate (Aura Lee); from the Civil War (Goober Peas) to the nineteenth century American frontier (Railroad Medley); and from comic courting songs (Billy Boy) to early popular song (Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer). Available in both medium high and medium low voicings with accompaniment CD recordings. A full performance Listening CD, featuring all ten titles in a mixture of voicings, is also available.

Songlist: Railroad Medley, I Know Where I'm Going, Simple Gifts , Beautiful Dreamer, The Erie Canal, The Ash Grove, The Arkansas Traveler, Aura Lee, Billy Boy, Goober Peas

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Voicing: Solo | 5434b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Individual Folios

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Goober Peas : TTB : Donald Moore : Songbook & CD : 00-OCT9711 : 029156604740

Donald Moore : Goober Peas

Your men's choirs or ensembles will enjoy singing this unique adaptation of the famous American Civil War tune. The Doo-Wop style adapts extremely well to the melody and creates a fresh and most enjoyable performance piece. Ideal for any concert performance--it's a showstopper!

Arranger: Donald Moore

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-OCT9711

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