Found a Peanut


Found a Peanut

"Found a Peanut" is a repetitive and cyclical children's song, popularly sung on road trips to the tune of "Oh My Darling, Clementine".

One version of the variable lyrics is:

"Found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut last night. Last night I found a peanut, found a peanut last night." "Cracked it open, cracked it open, cracked it open last night Last night I cracked it open, cracked it open last night." "It was rotten, it was rotten, it was rotten last night, last night it was rotten, it was rotten last night." "Ate it anyway, ate it anyway, ate it anyway last night, last night I ate it anyway, ate it anyway last night
* "Found a Peanut"
* "Cracked it open"
* "It was rotten"
* "Ate it anyway"
* "started barfing"
* "Called the doctor"
* "told me not to die"
* "Died anyway"
* "Went to heaven"
* "stabbed an angel"
* "Down to hell"
* "plunging toilets"
* "drank it"
* "Back to heaven"
* "Found my barf"

OR

* "found a peanut
* "had a bug"
* "sued the store"
* "didint care"
* "killed me
* "Went to Heaven"
* "Kicked an angel"
* "Went the other way"
* "Liked it better"
* "met the devil"
* "went to earth"
* "hated it"
* "died again"
* "found a peanut"The song thus repeats itself "ad infinitum".

Variants

In some versions, the lyrics "last night" are replaced by "just now." Or In another version "Just Now" is replaced by "yesterday!":Found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut just now. Just now I found a peanut, found a peanut just now.

Another common variation on "last night" is "yesterday" which scans more suitably. It is the example used by in the now defunct comedy "This Morning With Richard Not Judy" (TMWRNJ) by Stewart Lee and Richard Herring.

Other substitutions include:
* "green and mouldy" by "found it rotten" or "it was rotten".
* "Wouldn't take me" by "Kicked an angel" or "Punched St. Peter".
* "Penicillin" by "Didn't Work"
* "Operation" by "Cut Me Open" / "Took the Peanut Out" / "Sewed Me Up Again" / "Left The Scissors In" / "Cut Me Open Again".
* "Didn't want me," by "Woke up," and
* "It was a dream" by "Shovelling coal."

Further lyrical variation after "Went to Heaven":
*Didn't like it there
*Went the other way
*Found a job there
*Selling peanutsOr
*Called the doctor called the doctor called the doctor last night
*Last night i called the doctor called the doctor last night
*Cut me open cut me open cut me open last night
*Last night he cut me open cut me open last night
*Took the peanut out took the peanut out took the peanut out last night
*last night he took the peanut out took the peanut out last night
*Sewed me up again sewed me up again sewed me up again last night
*last night he sewed me up again sewed me up again last night
*Left the scissors in left the scissors in left the scissors in last night last night he left the scissors in left the scissors in last night
*Died anyway died anyway died anyway last night
*last night I died anyway died anyway last night

Or
*Met St. Peter
*Didn't like him
*Went down there
*Met the Devil
*Got a job
*Selling Peanuts

Or
*Met some friends there
*Had a party

Or
*Went to Heaven
*Saw an Angel
*Gave me a box
*Opened the box
*Looked inside
*It was a peanutOther foods can also be used, such as an apple, for which the second line can be "it was wormy"

After he "called the doctor", chant "said I'd be ok, said I'd be ok, said I'd be ok just now, said I'd be ok, said I'd be ok, said I'd be ok just now." Then continue with "died anyway"

Later after he "got to heaven" he got kicked out" then he "went the other way" then he "found a job there" "shoveling coal"

found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut last nignt last nignt, i found a peanut, found a peanut last night.

contninue: it was rottengot sickcalled the doctordied anywaywent to hellshoveling coal

Alternative


It goes: Found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut yesterday, found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut yesterday...
...then swap the lines for these:
-where'd you find it?
-in a dustbin
-what d'you do with it?
-I ate it
-got a stomach ache
-went to the doctor
-cut me open
-what'd he find there?
-found a peanut....and the whole song repeats over again.

Alternative second line
-Had a worm in it.

Another version is like this:

Found a peanut, Found a peanut, Found a Peanut, yesterdayFound a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut, yesterday and so on with the versesIt was mouldySo I ate itGot real sickWent to the DoctorsCut me openSo I died }Went to heaven }Kicked an AngelWent to HellKicked a DevilDevils LaughedSo we PartiedThats the End (no Yesterday just Thats the End)But this is one of those songs that could go on forever!


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