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Casper the Friendly Ghost*

 Yip / Jump Music (1983), Continued Story(1985), Merry Christmas (1988),

It's Spooky (1989), Live at SxSW (1990), Frankenstein Love (1992),

Please Don't Feed the Ego (1994), Welcome To My World (2006)

 

Also see the song "Casper" from KIDS album

 

He was smiling through his own personal hell

Dropped his last dime down a wishing well

But he was hoping too close

And then he fell

Now hes Casper the friendly ghost

 

He was always polite to the people whod tell him

That he was nothing but a lazy bum

But goodbye to them he had to go

Now hes Casper the friendly ghost

 

No one never treated him nice

While he was alive

You cant buy no respect

Like the librarian said

But everybody respects the dead

They love the friendly ghost

 

And now they say well never forget

What he learned us

We were mean to him

But he never burnt us

And love lives forever

thanks to you the friendly ghost

 

**And so the legend grew

And all the people that he knew

Go and spread the news of

Casper the friendly ghost

 

 

* Titled "Casper" on the albums Continued Story and Live at SxSW

**The final verse only appears on the album Live at SxSW

 

 

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TABS thanks to jimmy nothin


This is a super simple song. the "hi how are
you" version is in g. this one (from "yip/jump") is in c.

 

BEST PLAYED in B flat when playing LIVE with Daniel.

it goes cfcg all the way through but i put the words
and chords to make it even super easier to just sit
there and play it.

C
He was smilin' through his own personal hell
F
Threw his last coin in a wishing well
C
He was hoping too close and then he fell
G C
Now he's Casper the friendly ghost.
C
He was always polite to the people who'd tell him
F
He was nothin' but a lazy bum
C
but goodbye to them.  its time to go
G C
now he's Casper the friendly ghost
C
Nobody treated him right when he was alive
F
You can't buy no respect, like the librarian said
C
But everybody respects the dead,
G C
They love the friendly ghost
C
They say "We'll never forget what he learned us
F
We were mean to him but he never burned us.
C
Love lasts forever.
G C
Thanks to you, the friendly ghost."


 

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