Found a Peanut

Information About Found a Peanut

Is widely considered to be one of the most popular campfire songs.

Is a considered a 'traditional' children's song in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Israel. However, in Israel, they call it 'Swallowed a Peanut' and some of the lyrics are different.

The origins of this song are not quite known but some believe that a man named Jack Schafer, who lived in Detroit, Michigan, wrote it in 1958. What's strange is that the song appeared in a movie called A Letter to Three Wives in 1949; nine years before Schafer supposedly wrote it!

The tune that "Found a Peanut" is sung to ("Oh My Darling, Clementine") is believed to have been written by a man named Percy Montrose way back in 1884! Although, some people believe a man named Barker Bradford really wrote it.

And, some people also believe that "Oh My Darling, Clementine" was based on an older song called "Down by the River Liv'd a Maiden", which was written in 1863!

For any further information about the song "Found a Peanut" you may find Wikipedia helpful.

There is a parody of this song which you're bound to love. Also, if you love Peanuts in general, then we have some other great Peanut songs on BusSongs, such as the short Three Little Peanuts, the very yummy Peanut Butter Jelly and more simpel Peanut Butter song. Enjoy!

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

Alternate ending to sing to a child with a tummy ache

You can add these verses after the doctor verse

Gave me medicine
Gave me medicine
Gave me medicine just now.
Just now he gave me medicine
Gave me medicine just now.

No more peanuts
No more peanuts
No more peanuts for-r me.
Just now I'll have no peanuts
No more peanuts for-r me.

Alternate ending after "dying"

Went to heaven, went to heaven,
Went to heaven just now,
Just now I went to heaven,
Went to heaven just now.

Wouldn't take me, wouldn't take me,
Wouldn't take me just now,
Just now Heaven wouldn't take me,
Wouldn't take me just now.

Went the other way, went the other way.
Went the other way just now,
Just now I went the other way,
Went the other way just now.

Didn't want me, didn't want me,
Didn't want me just now,
Just now they didn't want me,
Didn't want me just now.

Was a dream, was a dream,
Was a dream just now,
Just now it was a dream,
Was a dream, just now.

Then I woke up, then I woke up,
Then I woke up just now,
Just now I woke up,
I woke up just now.

Found a peanut, found a peanut,
Found a peanut just now,
Just now I found a peanut,
Found a peanut just now.

Another more simple version for Found a Peanut

Found the peanut
Cracked it open
It was rotten
Ate it any way
Got sick
Went to the doctor
Gave me meds
Forced them down
Died any way
Went to my funeral
Cried a lot
Went to heaven
Didn't want me
Went the other way
Took over
They were scared
Sent me home
Went for a walk
Found a peanut.

Sing to this long version too

Found a peanut,
Found a peanut just now
just now I found a peanut,
found a peanut just now.

It was rotten,
It was rotten,
It was rotten just now,
Just now it was rotten,
It was rotten just now.

Went to the doctor,
Went to the doctor,
Went to the doctor just now,
Just now I went to the doctor just now.

Doctor said I wouldn't die,
Said I wouldn't die,
Said I wouldn't die just now,
Just now he said I wouldn't die,
Said I wouldn't die just now.

Died anyway,
Died anyway,
Died anyway just now,
Just now I died anyway,
Died anyway just now.

Saw Saint Peter,
Saw Saint Peter,
Saw Saint Peter just now,
Just now I saw Saint Peter,
Saw Saint Peter just now.

He said I coundn't come in,
Said I couldn't come in,
Said I couldn't come in just now,
Just now he said I couldn't come in,
Said I couldn't come in just now.

Went below,
Went below,
Went below just now,
Just now I went below,
Went below just now.

Woke up,
Woke up,
Woke up just now,
Just now I woke up,
Woke up just now.

Found it was a dream,
Found it was a dream,
Found it was a dream just now,
Just now I found it was was a dream found it was a dream just now.

Sing these verses after taking medicine.

Didn't work,
Didn't work,
Didn't work just now,
Just now it didn't work,
Didn't work just now.

Had Surgery,
Had Surgery,
Had Surgery just now,
Just now i had Surgery,
Had Surgery just now,.

A Really Long Version Sent By A Bussongs. com Fan

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 anyways
Ate it anyways
Ate it anyways last night
Last night I ate it anyways
Ate it anyways last night.

Got a tummy ache
Got a tummy ache
Got a tummy ache last night
Last night I got a tummy ache
Got a tummy ache last night.

Went to the doctor
Went to the doctor
Went to the doctor last night
Last night I went to the doctor
Went to the doctor last night.

Had surgery
Had surgery
Had surgery last night
Last night I had surgery
Had surgery last night.

Died anyways
Died anyways
Died anyways last night
Last night I died anyways
Died anyways last night.

Went to heaven
Went to heaven
Went to heaven last night
Last night I went to heaven
Went to heaven last night.

Kicked an angel
Kicked an angel
Kicked an angel last night
Last night I kicked an angel
Kicked an angel last night.

Went the other way
Went the other way
Went the other way last night
Last night I went the other way
Went the other way last night.

Didn't want me
Didn't want me
Didn't want me last night
Last night they didn't want me
Didn't want me last night.

Got a second chance
Got a second chance
Got a second chance last night
Last night I got a second chance
Got a second chance last night.

Got a job
Got a job
Got a job last night
Last night I got a job
Got a job last night.

Selling peanuts
Selling peanuts
Last night I was selling peanuts
Selling peanuts last night.

Additional Lyrics That You Can Add Starting From "Went To The Doctor"

Doc was golfing
Then I died
Went to heaven
It was locked
Broke in anyway
Got kicked out
Went the other place
It was hot
So I whined a lot
They got tired of me
Sent me back
I'm alive again
Now I'm hungry.

A version sent by bussongs. com visitor

Called the doctor,
Said I wouldn't die
Died anyway
Went to heaven
Played a harp
Broke a string
Said a bad word
Went below
Shoveling coal
Found a peanut.

Listen to this song's music

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Carmen, Australia

25 March 2013 at 1:37am

it's totally awesome my g pa sings it all the time

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Mya, United States

30 July 2012 at 3:57am

I love this song at my school we sang this

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Loli, Bahrain

27 April 2012 at 1:16am

omg reincarnation is not real heaven IS !

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Jennifer Brown, United States

15 March 2012 at 2:55am

Oh my god becky look at that peanut, (tunchei)

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Vishwa, Sri Lanka

27 January 2012 at 7:34am

Can some one send me the Chinese version of this song (in English), because my girlfriends niece is always singing this song, and i want to sing with her my email [email protected]

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Melba, United States

15 June 2011 at 8:19am

Funny thing I was eating peanuts just now (lol) and I remember this song from when I was little my mom used to sing it to had to look it up just now.

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Hilary, United Kingdom

11 June 2011 at 4:02pm

the version I sing goes as follows: Saw a peanut, saw a peanut saw a peanut in my red coat and my dressing gown going up and down the stairs So I ate it, so I ate it, so I ate it, in my red coat and my dressing gown going up and down the stairs got a tummy ache repeat chorus went to the doctors repeat chorus So I died repeat chorus went to heaven didn't like it there went to the other place guess what I saw there! Saw a peanut!

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Dangerous Evil Peanut, United Kingdom

28 May 2011 at 3:24pm

1 plus 1 is 3

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Katie Anderson, United States

1 April 2011 at 3:13pm

this song is so funny and great :D i really like the one that says another really long version sent in by our of our fans. it's really funny and have loved it through my whole life and always will. 8D

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Rachel And Anna, Australia

1 March 2011 at 6:17pm

We love this song! We sing it all the time :D Especially in bed :) Bye

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Grace Ella Craecci, United Kingdom

24 February 2011 at 5:37pm

This is an amazinng song! Very long song:(!

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Allie, United States

13 February 2011 at 11:19pm

this has been my fav. song since i was really little its the best hahaha

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Jody, United States

12 February 2011 at 6:50am

Oh my darlin, oh my darlin, oh my darlin..Clementine!

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Justin, American Samoa

2 February 2011 at 5:21pm

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Roxanne, United States

9 October 2010 at 6:36pm

My brother in law taught my niece and I this song many moons ago....I started singing it and kept on going for so long that he put me on top of the refrigerator because I wouldn't be quiet....(yes, I was the only 5 year old with a brother in law and a niece older than I was) Thanks for posting this song....great memories

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Kiran Ashleigh, Ga

27 September 2010 at 1:38am

this song was long! :(

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