'"Found a Peanut"'is a traditional song
often for children's song
in the United States
. It is popular to sing on long trips, as it has a very repetitive format which is easy to memorize, and can take a long time to sing. It is sung to the tune of "Oh My Darling, Clementine
". It may often be sung around a camp fire.
A basic version of the variable lyrics is:Found a peanut<br />Found a peanut,<br />Found a peanut just now.<br />just now I found a peanut,<br />Found a peanut just now.
Cracked it open, cracked it open, cracked it open right now<br />right now i cracked it open, cracked it open right now.
It was rotten, it was rotten, it was rotten just now,<br />just now it was rotten, it was rotten just now.
and it continues with the same rhythmAte it anyway<br />got ill<br />called the doctor<br />operation had an operation just now<br />he couldn't find it<br />died anyway<br />went to heaven<br />got a job there<br />selling peanuts<br />but I dropped one<br />then I found it<br />and it restarts from "Cracked it open"
The simple repetitive structure of the song lends itself to near infinite variations. Sometimes "Just now" is substituted for "last night". Sometimes the verse will not reference... Read More