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Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow Oats, peas, beans and barley grow Oats, peas, beans and barley grow Can you or I or anyone know Why oats, peas, beans and barley grow. Come my love and go with me (3x) And I will take good care of thee. You are too young, you are not fit (3x) You cannot leave your mother yet. You're old enough, you're just about right (3x) I asked your mother last Saturday night. Note: The first verse, as I recall, was in the Original Mother Goose (late 18th century); the others were encountered (along with the first) in Kentucky in the 1930s. RG RG
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