Jolene Turner wrote me, "I learned this song when I was a child but I have never heard it anywhere else..."

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Jolene Turner wrote, "I don't know how to record and send a recording but maybe someone else knows the song and can send the tune to you. Enjoy!

Yours truly, Jolene Turner"

If anyone would like to send a midi of the tune, or a recording of this song, I'd be happy to post it! – Mama Lisa

It turns out this song has more lyrics. Here's an extended version of Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great to Be Crazy, which features all the words...

Boom, Boom, Ain't it Great to Be Crazy?

A horse and a flea and three blind mice,
Sat on a curbstone shooting dice.
The horse he slipped and fell on the flea,
"Whoops," said the flea, "There's a horse on me!"

Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through.
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?

Way down South where bananas grow,
A flea stepped on an elephant's toe,
The elephant cried, with tears in his eyes,
"Why don't you pick on someone your own size?"

Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through.
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?

Way up North where there's ice and snow,
There lived a penguin and his name was Joe.
He got so tired of black and white,
He wore pink slacks to the dance last night!

Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through.
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?

Eli, Eli had some socks,
A dollar a pair and a nickel a box,
The more you wear 'em the better they get,
And you put 'em in the water and they don't get wet!

Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through.
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?

Called myself on the telephone,
Just to hear that golden tone,
Asked myself out for a date,
Said be ready 'bout half-past eight!

Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through.
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?

Took myself to the picture show,
Sat myself on the very last row,
Wrapped my arms around my waist,
Got so fresh I slapped my face!

Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?
Giddy and foolish the whole day through.
Boom, boom, ain't it great to be crazy?

I remember hearing this song on Disney's Silly Songs CD. - Mama Lisa

Hillary E. sent another verse with a note:

We had an extra verse (in NJ in the late eighties or early nineties):

Late last night I had a really strange dream
I ate a nine-pound marshmallow Mama gave me.
When I woke up I knew something was wrong:
I looked around, saw my pillow was gone.

Bill P. sent another verse:

Another verse…

Tramp walked up to the doctor's door
Wanted the pants that the doctor wore
Lady answered the door and said
I'm the doctor and the tramp dropped dead.

*****

Chris Condon wrote:

Additonal verse:

Bought a pair of combination underwear
Guaranteed not to rip or tear
Wore them so long without exasperation
Wore them so long I forgot the combination

Cheers,
-Chris

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Jolene Turner for contributing this song! Thanks to Hillary E., Bill P. and Chris Condon for the extra verses!

Thank you very much!

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