Sunday, December 16, 2007

Found a Peanut

When Grandma Susan and Grandpa were up visiting for Thanksgiving, Grandma Susan introduced Zander to the song, "Found a Peanut" (sung to the turn of "Oh My Darling, Clementine." But, thinking ahead, Grandma Susan changed the lyrics from where it was supposed to say "died anyway" to "got all better."

One night Brad, Z, and my folks were all singing "Found a Peanut." Here's how it was going:

Found a peanut. Found a peanut. Found a peanut last night.
Last night I found a peanut...
It was rotten. It was rotten. It was rotten last night...
Ate it anyway. Ate it anyway. Ate it anyway last night...
Got a tummy ache. Got a tummy ache. Got a tummy ache last night...
Called the doctor. Called the doctor. Called the doctor last night...

This is when Brad interjected:

Paid the co-pay. Paid the co-pay. Paid the co-pay last night...
Everyone laughed. That was enough to hook Zander on those particular lyrics. Now, there is no more "Found a Peanut." Just "Paid the co-pay. Paid the co-pay. Paid the co-pay last night."

In looking for a link to the song, I found a few other versions. All start off pretty much the same (about finding a peanut and it being rotten), but it goes downhill from there. Who knew? And what I found on YouTube was just plain disturbing. Kids today.

http://julianmorgan.tripod.com/mysite/id38.html
Had surgery -> Died anyway -> Went to Heaven -> Didn’t want me -> Went to hell -> Didn’t want me -> Came to Life Again

http://www.boyscouttrail.com/content/song/song-1262.asp
Had surgery -> Died anyway -> Went to Heaven -> Forgot my teddy bear -> Went after it -> Back in Heaven -> Kicked an angel -> Went the other way

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