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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


Choral Arts of Chattanooga : Days of Blue and Gray : 00  1 CD : Philip Rice

Choral Arts of Chattanooga : Days of Blue and Gray

A rousing collection of patriotic songs from the times of the Civil War with an emphasis on songs from the south. Philip Rice directs the Chorus with great verve and panache as they sing the songs of Stephen Foster among others with stellar arrangements by Robert Shaw and John Rutter. This recording's historical aspects adds to its charm and will be sure to stir the hearts of true sons and daughters of the great southern states.

Songlist: Dixie, He's Gone Away, Goober Peas, Shenandoah, Beautiful Dreamer, Steal Away, Sourwood Mountain, Gentle Annie, Black Sheep, Aura Lea, Oh Susanna, My Old Kentucky Home, Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Battle Hymn Of The Republic

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8391c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


John Alexander Singers : Shenandoah: Songs of the American Spirit : 00  1 CD : John Alexander : G-49263

John Alexander Singers : Shenandoah: Songs of the American Spirit

John Alexander takes the listener on a musical tour of American historical touchstones, celebrating the diverse folk culture of the United States, as well as the emotions and experiences of pioneer life. The John Alexander Singers, one of America's rising professional chamber choirs, captures the essence of the American spirit in this inspirational recording. The history of our country is written in our song, and what a variety of song it is! War songs, tunes from Appalachia, gospel-all have been mined over the years by composers and arrangers of every era. This recording offers a varied program of these American works, from the well known (Shenandoah, Buffalo Gals) to the less familiar, expertly arranged for choir and sung by this nationally acclaimed American choir.

Songlist: Shenandoah, Sourwood Mountain, She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, Down to the River to Pray, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier, Aura Lee, Goober Peas, He's Gone Away, Cindy, Billy Boy, Buffalo Gals, The Erie Canal, Home On The Range, The Colorado Trail, Sacramento ~ Sis Joe, How Can I Keep From Singing

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9004c | 1 CD | $16.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Goober Peas : TTB : Donald Moore :  1 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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