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Sat May 22 20:22:55 PDT 2010
Every version I have heard of Goofus contains what I would call the chorus. The part I am referring to has the words that include
“I was born on a farm out in Ioway
A flaming youth who was bound that he’d fly away”
I had only heard it played that way until I was listening to a recording of it by Slim Lamar’s Southerners. They play a whole lot more of the tune than simply the famous part I have mentioned above. In fact that part seemed to come up only once. (I wasn’t listening that carefully to it.)
Can anyone tell me if there actually is a verse to the tune or did Slim Lamar’s Southerners simply do a good job of creating a bit more to flesh things out. If there is a verse as well, does anyone have the words?
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