The Civil War Connections Blog

Goober Peas!

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today for Music Monday, I have a song from the Confederate units in the Civil War. As some of you may recall from an earlier blog post, food was pretty bland and often inadequate during the Civil War. Confederate soldiers especially suffered poor rations, and they were always looking for ways to increase their daily calorie intake. One way was by eating as many peanuts as possible – they took to calling peanuts “goobers” or “goober peas,” and even adopted a catchy song about how much they wanted to eat peanuts all day. For a catchy and lighthearted song about eating peanuts, you can’t go wrong with Goober Peas! Click on the link below, and enjoy!