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GUEST,sarah Origins: Oats Peas Beans and Barley (36) RE: Lyr Add: Oats Peas Beans and Barley 22 Apr 12

from an Sept 7, 1843 article in the Wisconsin Democrat (Green Bay) newspaper:

"A Strong Joke. - A young gentleman named Wise, in Clearfield Co. P. attended a militia training about two months since and in the evening joined the diversions of a "kissing party," which the old plays of "Marching to Quebec" "Oats peas, beans and barley grows," &c &c were part of the innocent entertainment..."

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