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    "Goofus" Lyrics

    Duane Eddy

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    I was born on a farm out in Ioway
    A flaming youth who was bound that he'd fly away
    I packed my grip and I grabbed my saxophone
    Can't read notes, but I play anything by ear
    I made up tunes on the sounds that I used to hear
    When I'd start to play folks used to say
    "Sounds a little Goofus to me"

    Cornfed chords appeal to me, I like rustic harmony
    Hold that note and change the key, that's called "Goofus"
    Not according to the rules that you learn at music schools
    But the folks just dance like fools, they go "Goofus"

    Got a job but I just couldn't keep it long
    The leader said that I played all the music wrong
    So I stepped out with an outfit of my own
    Got together a new kind of orchestree
    And we all played just the same "Goofus" harmony
    And I must admit we made a hit
    This song was submitted on August 12th, 2013 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by William Harold, Gus Kahn, Wayne King.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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