Boom-Boom, Ain't It Great To Be Crazy?

Words & Music:




G7   C                          G7 C    G7   C                          G7        C

Boom-boom, ain't it great to be crazy?  Boom-boom, ain't it great to be nuts like us?

F         C       G7      C      G7   C                          G7 C

Silly and foolish all day long.  Boom-boom, ain't it great to be crazy?


'Way down south where the cotton grows, a cockroach stepped on an elephant's toes.

The elephant said with tears in his eyes, "Why don't you pick on someone your size?"




A man bought a pair of combination underwear.  Wore 'em nine years without a tear.

Had to take 'em off 'cuz he got an irritation.

Couldn't get 'em off, 'cause he lost the combination.




Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.  Fuzzy Wuzzy cut his hair.

So, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy.  No, by Jove, he wasn't, wuz he?




A horse and a flea and three blind mice sat on a tombstone, shooting dice.

The horse he slipped and fell on the flea.

"Whoops!" said the flea, "there's a horsie on me!"




Up in the north and a long way off, a donkey got the whooping cough.

He coughed so hard, his head fell off.  Up in the north and a long way off.




Ee-i, ee-i, ee-i sox.  A dollar for a pair and a nickel for a box.

The longer you wear 'em, the shorter they get.

Put 'em in the washer and they don't get wet!




The provenance of the attached easy arrangement is unknown.  It is part of a collection that people gave me over the years.  Please inform me if correctly attribute it.

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