Welcome to Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.

Navigate through our poetry database by subjects, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new poem, discuss and rate existing work, listen to poems using voice pronunciation and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

Goodbye Joe (a song sung to the tune of "If I Only Dad a Brain" from The Wizard of Oz

Joe, I been sittin’ here a thinkin’
how I’m sorry that you’re a stinkin’….
you were my only friend.

Now brother you know that I ain’t lyin’
When I say I was sorry ‘bout your dyin’
right up to the bitter end

I hope you ain’t been layin’ there a listenin’
to all that ugly talk and whisperin’
about me stayin’ at your home

I worried ‘bout your lovely wife, Clarissa,
and how she might be startin’ to miss ya
so I called her on the phone.

I helped her with one thing and another
I had to run off your neighbor and your brother
I even helped her thru the night

Joe, life can certainly turn out funny…
I never ever knew about your money
now everything’s alright

With all the ugly rumors flyin’
‘bout me and her and you just dyin’
we decided to take a trip

To help Clarissa thru her grievin’
she and I will soon be leavin’
on a lovely little ship

Don’t fret about your house and car and clothes
we finally got rid of all of those
so your affairs are at an end

Now Joe I’m sorry that you’re stinkin’
but I’m sure you’re layin’ there a thinkin’,
“Thanks for everything, old friend.”

Well Joe, you know you’re surely welcome
I was mighty glad to be a helpin’,
so “Adios” to you old friend
Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)
Font size:
Collection  Edit     

Submitted by Snodeel on January 15, 2021

1:09 min read

Discuss this Snodeel poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "Goodbye Joe (a song sung to the tune of "If I Only Dad a Brain" from The Wizard of Oz" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 1 Mar. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/60402/goodbye-joe-(a-song-sung-to-the-tune-of-"if-i-only-dad-a-brain"-from-the-wizard-of-oz>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest poetry community and poems collection on the web!

    More poems by




    Are you a poetry master?

    The word "poetry" is from the Greek term "poiesis", which means?
    • A. Reading
    • B. Making
    • C. Writing
    • D. Saying

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.