Beans Beans The Magical Fruit, or Beans Beans The Musical Fruit, is a popular playground song we must have all sung at least once in our lives. And why wouldn’t we? It is, quite rightly, a magical nursery rhyme that teaches about the benefits of beans and the body’s functions.
Even if the song might seem a bit gross for adults, we, as kids, certainly had fun with it. The rhyme talks about the ability of beans to create flatulence. Children love naughtily saying fart, and hence, Beans Beans The Magical Fruit is, no doubt, their favorite rhyme.
Let us try to find out more about this poem and discover all the versions you can download for your children.
Remember how this funny poem used to go? Here’s how:
Beans, beans, the magical fruit
The more you eat, the more you toot,
The more you toot, the better you feel
So let’s have beans for every meal!
Download a cute printable version for your children’s room or stick it on their scrapbooks. Find it here.
Watch this funny and cute video to learn Beans Beans, The Magical Fruit, by heart!
Origins and history
Beans Beans The Magical Fruit narrates the story of what happens when you eat beans. Based on fart humor, it talks about beans’ nature to produce carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and methane owing to the high amount of oligosaccharides it holds. These gases are then expelled from the body in the form of flatulence.
It first made an appearance in Stephen King’s book The Gunslinger and was quoted as:
“Beans, beans, the musical fruit,
The more you eat, the more you toot.”
Since then, it has been improvised several times, and different versions of the poem exist today. They include:
Beans, beans, good for your heart,
The more you eat, the more you fart.
The more you fart, the more you eat,
The more you sit on the toilet seat!
Beans, beans, the magical fruit.
The more you eat, the more you toot.
The more you toot, the better you feel.
So lift your leg, and let them squeal!
The nursery rhyme has been quoted in several popular movies and shows, including Smurfs and The Simpsons. A tweaked version of the poem appeared in “Crybaby’s Blues,” a comic strip by Robert Crumb. Even Bart, a character from The Simpsons, performs the song in episode 20, season 4, titled “Whacking Day.”
Even the American band Bush Brothers and Company and the singer Josh Groban made a song out of the poem. A specific part of the song directly referenced the rhyme, as is evident by the line, “They’d yell about the musical fruit //They’d say the more that I ate, the more I’d (toot).”
However, the most famous use of the poem was in the Smurfs. The smurflings, i.e., the four young smurfs, usually tweaked the rhyme to annoy their elders, particularly when they had baked beans.
The poem talks about flatulence created due to beans. It occurs because the veggie is full of oligosaccharides that, in turn, produce carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and methane.
In the poem Beans Beans the Magical Fruit, the words “musical” and “magical” are often used interchangeably. So, you can sing whichever word suits your mood the best!