“Fresh Peanuts!”


Extended street cry: "Fresh peanuts! Is the best of all, They's raised in the summer and dug in the fall. I got fresh peanuts! The singer boasts of their quality, his work in preparing them, and his prices.


Perhaps this is a token of how times have changed since the Warners collected this in 1940. The singer doesn't have sales, nor bulk discounts; he declares

I'll sell a whole five cents worth for just one nickel,

I'll sell a whole ten cents worth for one little dime.

A whole twenty-five cents worth for a quarter of a dollar. - RBW


  1. Warner 184, "Fresh Peanuts" (1 text)
  2. Roud #16405
  3. BI, Wa184


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1940 (Warner)
Keywords: commerce food nonballad
Found in: US(SE)