DESCRIPTION: 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.
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Warner)
KEYWORDS: commerce food nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Warner 184, "Fresh Peanuts" (1 text)
Warner-Eastern, pp. 14-15, "Fresh Peanuts" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: 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
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