[Dixielandjazz] Goofus

Stephen G Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Mon May 24 06:34:06 PDT 2010

Dear Kevin:

Here are the lyrics to the "B" part, as sung by The Carpenters. If you  
missed my earlier post about them, you can hear them do it at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yfqMCJXg2M  (The Carpenters)

Corn fed chords appeal to me
I like rustic harmony
Hold a note and change the key
Hey but that's goofus

Not according to the rules
That you learned in Music Schools
But the folks just dance like fools
They sure go for goofus

You can find a chord chart, with the words appended, in the key of D,  
for the Carpenter version at:


What we call the "B" section, they call the bridge.

Or you can see the chord chart in the key of G at:


On that site, you can also hear the tune played on a piano., complete  
with Bridge (or "B" section.)

Steve Barbone

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