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johnross Happy! - Oct 1 (Joe Heaney) (24) RE: Happy! - Oct 1 (Joe Heaney) 02 Oct 05


Ooohh...what a great opening for this story about Joe Heaney.

Late in his life, while he was living in Seattle, Joe heard folklorist Jens Lund's young daughter singing the peanut song. You know, the one that begins, "Found a peanut, found a peanut...".

A few weeks later, he was recording some songs for somebody at the U of Washington Ethnomusicology Program. After a bunch of things in Gaelic, he said "Now this is a song that I learned from a young girl called Katie Lund...[sings in full Irish brouge]Found a peanut, found a peanut..."

Jens said that when he heard the tape, he fell out of his chair laughing.


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