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GOOBER PEAS. "Words by A. Pender.                            Music by P. Nutt.
[The music of this song can be obtained of Oliver Ditson Co., Boston, Mass.]
One of the most widely known Confederate Songs. The melody suited a soldier, and in his gayest mood he rolled out: "Peas! Peas! Peas !" with a gusto that was charming.
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 pea s ! Goodness, how delicious, eating goober peas!
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 !
Just before the battle the General 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 !