"Hot Boiled Peanuts" song by Mrs. Kate

by Bret
(Colorado)

Mrs. Kate

Mrs. Kate

Mrs. Kate told me the story behind her song "Hot Boiled Peanuts".

"I travel a lot up and down Highway 301 in Florida as a touring musician. I always see the Hot boiled peanut vendors up and down the road. One day I actually decided to stop and try some, and that's how the song came to be. I figured these hard-working guys and gals needed a commercial. Often when I see a roadside boiled peanut vendor, I will stop, roll down the window of my van and call them to my car.

I'll pop in the Florida Family Folksongs CD and play the Hot Boiled Peanuts song for them. Often the response is that they want to buy the CD, which I gladly sell them for $10. Then they can play the commercial for their customers!

I recorded this song in 2004 and it has consistently been purchased and downloaded ever since. It's a great road song and I appreciate all the musicians, and my kids vocal team that contributed to the studio recording. The song is available on I-Tunes, CD Baby, Broadjam, and all major internet music stores."

Listen to this delightful song by Mrs. Kate here.

"Hot Boiled Peanuts" lyrics, and music copyright 1997 Kate Carpenter. All rights reserved.

It’s a right fine day, I can see the sun,
and I’m drivin’ south down 301,
and I’m not really hungry, but I see the sign,
and I wonder if I can pass it up this time.

Oooooh, the sign says

Hot boiled peanuts. Hot boiled peanuts.
I like ‘em. You like ‘em. Hey we all like ‘em.
Hot boiled peanuts. Hot boiled peanuts.

Liftin’ up my foot, and I take it off the gas,
and I put it on the brake, ‘cause I know I can’t pass
up the man who’s standing by the side of the road,
with a smile so wide, and his tailgate load.

In his truck, he’s got a pot.
In his pot, he’s got some hot,
Ooooh, let's STOP!
Now I know I gotta have some!

Hot boiled peanuts. Hot boiled peanuts.
I like ‘em. You like ‘em. Hey we all like ‘em.
Hot boiled peanuts. Hot boiled peanuts.

(instrumental break featuring fiddle, harmonica, and resonator slide guitar)

I’m takin’ out my wallet, and I peel off some cash,
and the dipper goes down ‘n makes a little splash,
and my mouth starts waterin’, too, ‘cause it won’t be long,
I’ll be scarfin’ down peanuts ‘n singin’ my song, Oh baby!

Hot boiled peanuts. Hot boiled peanuts.
I like ‘em. You like ‘em. Hey we all like ‘em.
Hot boiled peanuts. Hot boiled peanuts.

I keep tellin’ myself that it ain’t no dream,
I got the world’s finest peanuts with the salt, and the steam,
and the doc’s gonna scream when I step on the scale
but, if he’d try ‘em just once, he’d know why I wail for my

Hot boiled peanuts. Hot boiled peanuts.
I like ‘em. You like ‘em. Hey we all like ‘em.
Hot boiled peanuts. Hot boiled peanuts.
I like ‘em. You like ‘em. Hey we all like ‘em.
I like ‘em. You like ‘em. Hey we all like ‘em.
I like ‘em. You like ‘em. Hey we all like ‘em.
Hot boiled peanuts. Hot boiled peanuts. Hot boiled peanuts.

Artist Bio
“Mrs. Kate” Carpenter, Folksinger, Songwriter & Storyteller

"Mrs. Kate" Carpenter hails from the tiny town of Callahan, Florida, and travels throughout the southeast making families smile with her homespun folk music. Accompanying herself on the guitar, this prolific songwriter has recorded 10 original CD's and a children's music video in the past 20 years. She performs over 150 shows a year, delighting audiences of all ages. Mrs. Kate’s specialty is electrifying elementary school children. Using catchy tunes, puppetry, unusual instruments, and riveting storytelling, her interaction with the audience is creative and unforgettable. She has inspired students in over 330 schools with her "Motivate with Mrs. Kate" show. Summers find her touring the public library circuit, promoting reading with her "Crack a Book" song and the unforgettable "Hug-a-Bug-a-Boo." Visit her website, www.MrsKate.com to listen and learn more.

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Jan 21, 2013
HBP
by: Kate Carpenter

Bret, I love it! You did a fantastic job. I will send this link to my fan base. YOU TOTALLY ROCK. God bless you bigtime.
Gratefully, Mrs. Kate

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