“Ain’t It Great to be Crazy” by Kevin Kammeraad on Throwback Thursdays

“Ain’t It Great to be Crazy” by Kevin Kammeraad on Throwback Thursdays

(Singing)

““Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy?”

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Do you remember how fun this song is to sing?! Guaranteed hours of fun for all. In fact, it’s been covered by CMN artists like Two of A Kind. I think it’s safe to say that it’s a sing-along staple. Let’s take a listen to a modern spin on this classic song written by award-winning artist, performer, and author Kevin Kammeraad! His newest music video “Ain’t It Great to be Crazy” bundles all the musical fun with creative puppetry, handbells, animation and beautiful scenery. Great work, Kevin!

“Ain’t It Great To Be Crazy” Lyrics

Music: Traditional

Updated Lyrics: Kevin Kammeraad

Chorus 1
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy!
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be nuts like us!
‘Sing a silly song and we have a great time.
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy!

Verse 1
It doesn’t matter where you roam,
Around the world and then back home.
We all have skin. We all have guts.
And all of us are slightly nuts!

Chorus 2
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy!
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be nuts like us!
‘Sing a silly song and we make a funny face.
(Pause)
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy!

Verse 2
Late at night flew a morning dove.
‘Flew right down from up above.
He landed on our wooden gate.
Grandma smiled and said, “You’re late!”
Chorus 3
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy!
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be nuts like us!
‘Sing a silly song and we make a silly sound.
(Pause)
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy!
Verse 3
I bought twelve pens; they cost a dime.
I used them all to write this rhyme.
I did my best, make know mistake,
Then went to bed and fell awake!
Chorus 4
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy!
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be nuts like us!
‘Sing a silly song and we do a little dance.
(Pause)
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy!SOLO

Chorus 5
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be crazy!
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be nuts like us!
‘Sing a silly song and we DO A LITTLE DANCE.
‘Sing a silly song and we MAKE A SILLY SOUND.
‘Sing a silly song and we MAKE A FUNNY FACE.
‘Sing a silly song and we have a great time.
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be… crazy.
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be… nutty.
Boom, boom, ain’t great to be… a little strange.
Boom, boom, ain’t it great to be 5, 4, 3, 2, 1!

To purchase “Ain’t It Great To Be Crazy” from the “Spinach Dip Pancakes” album, click here!

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Meet Kevin Kammeraad!

Kevin Kammeraad is an award-winning artist, performer, and the author or co-author of several books, including “The Tomato Collection” and “Spinach Dip Pancakes.” He also has released several acclaimed children’s CDs, twice receiving the Parents’ Choice Fun Stuff award. He was named Grand Rapids’ On The Town Magazine’s best local visual artist as part of the 2015 Townie Awards and has performed across the United States – from the National Children’s Museum in Washington D.C. to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Hawaii. The Grand Valley State University graduate grew up in Holland, MI and now lives in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife and family.

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What’s your favorite silly song to sing for kids? Share in the comments below; or even better: Email culturequeen@culturekingdomkids.com with your song, the lyrics, a headshot and a short bio to be featured on the Children’s Music Network Blog!

 

 

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