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Lyr Add: It's a Big Old Goofy World (John Prine)

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Jim Dixon 26 Aug 05 - 07:30 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: IT'S A BIG OLD GOOFY WORLD (John Prine)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Aug 05 - 07:30 AM

No reason to post this, except that I really like the song.

Click here to hear an archived radio program that contains this song. The song begins 1 minute 8 seconds from the beginning of the program.

IT'S A BIG OLD GOOFY WORLD
John Prine

Up in the morning, work like a dog,
Is better than sitting like a bump on a log.
Mind all your manners. Be quiet as a mouse.
Some day you'll own a home that's as big as a house.

I know a fellow. He eats like a horse,
Knocks his old balls round the old golf course.
You ought to see his wife. She's a cute little dish.
She smokes like a chimney and drinks like a fish.

CHORUS: There's a big old goofy man dancing with a big old goofy girl.
Ooh, baby, it's a big old goofy world.

Elvis had a woman with a head like a rock.
I wish I had a woman that made my knees knock.
She'd sing like an angel and eat like a bird,
And if I wrote a song, she'd know ev'ry single word. CHORUS

Kiss a little baby. Give the world a smile.
If you take an inch, give 'em back a mile,
'Cause if you lie like a rug and you don't give a damn,
You're never gonna be as happy as a clam.

Sitting in a hotel, trying to write a song.
My head is just as empty as the day is long.
Why, it's clear as a bell I should have gone to school.
I'd be wise as an owl stead of stubborn as a mule. CHORUS

[As sung by John Prine on his album "The Missing Years," 1991. It's also on "The Best of Mountain Stage, Vol. 2" and "Great Days: The John Prine Anthology."]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: It's a Big Old Goofy World (John Prine)
From: number 6
Date: 26 Aug 05 - 09:41 AM

Thanks for posting that Jim ... it's my favourite Prine song, and one of my favourites to play.

I especially luv that chorus:

"There's a big old goofy man dancing with a big old goofy girl.
Ooh, baby, it's a big old goofy world."

sIx


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