Saturday, March 28, 2009

Boom Boom Ain't it Great to be Crazy?



Here is a fun song I use to sing as a kid around the camp fire:


Boom Boom Ain't it Great to be Crazy?

A horse and a flea and three blind mice
Sat on a curbstone shooting dice
The horse he slipped and fell on the flea
"Whoops," said the flea, "There's a horse on me!"

Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?

Way down South where bananas grow
A flea stepped on an elephant's toe
The elephant cried, with tears in his eyes
"Why don't you pick on someone your own size?"

Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?

Way up North where there's ice and snow
There lived a penguin and his name was Joe
He got so tired of black and white
He wore pink slacks to the dance last night!

Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?

Eli, Eli had some socks
A dollar a pair and a nickel a box
The more you wear 'em the better they get
And you put 'em in the water and they don't get wet!

Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?

Called myself on the telephone
Just to hear that golden tone
Asked myself out for a date
Said be ready 'bout half-past eight!

Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Listen Here (Click on number 12 to hear the song.)

7 comments:

Erica said...

I remember this song from girls' camp...I read the title to your blog and it sounded vaguely familiar, and then when I read all the lyrics those memories from so many years ago came flooding back! :o)

Jenni said...

This is one of my all time favorite songs to sing with the children. It's great to sing with 4-5 year olds to see where they are with their comprehension. Some will get the jokes in it; others won't.

CompleteLee Blogger said...

I didn't realize there were so many verses to that song! Really cute pic too. :)

Lynz said...

I so love that song. I need to teach it to my kids. They will just love it!

Mark said...

A very fun song! Thanks for sharing! :)

BrandyEllen said...

I LOVE that song!!!

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Tash said...

Love this song love your site!!