Easy Piano Songs for Kids,
Goober Peas

Easy piano songs for kids with a funny story and singable tune, Goober Peas in 3 versions.

Play this Civil War song as a solo or a duet!

This rather goofy song is irresistible to some kids, the way "Found a Peanut" is (at first), but Goober Peas retains its charm over the long haul!  It has a swingy rhythm and engaging melody.

Easy piano songs for kids Goober Peas


Easy piano songs for kids Goober Peas

Please scroll down the page for the printable PDF links.

What are the chord symbols for?  They are there to make it easy in case you wish to add a duet part.  

For a duet, I suggest imitating the left hand chord pattern of the piano version in G (the last one shown on this page).

It has a nice "swingy" sound, a relaxed feeling very nice for this laid-back melody with the story of soldiers laying about on a hot day, chomping peanuts.

Here's an arrangement for late elementary piano:

Easy piano songs for kids Goober Peas with chords

This version is fairly easy; the trickiest part will be figuring out a fingering that you and your student both like!  

And perhaps that won't be possible, and you will just have to settle for a fingering that YOUR STUDENT likes, and that you merely TOLERATE.  

I suggest treating the melody as if it is part of a regular octave C scale: starting the right hand with finger 2 or 3, and tucking under at the F, so that F, G, and C are played with fingers 1, 2, and 5.  

Obviously, there will be lots of LIFTING of the hand with this piece.  Get out your pencil.

Goober Peas for easy piano

Below is my favorite piano version of all these easy piano songs for kids; I really like using the simple chord pattern of the 5th and octave, split as shown below.  This sound has lots of energy, but doesn't HAVE to be loud.

Goober Peas with advanced left hand with an octave stretch, for piano


Big chords in left hand version of Goober Peas for piano

If you play or teach guitar, you may enjoy having a look at the guitar tabs for Goober Peas on another page of this site!





The links for the printable PDFs:


Download easy piano songs for kids Goober Peas for beginners


Download easy piano version with chords, in the key of C


Download Goober Peas in the key of G with big chords












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