“I’m The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA”

The early 70’s are rife with goofy songs, and, when I say goofy, I mean ridiculous! Donna Fargo’s country hit, “I’m The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA”, is one such song. I mean, come on, she describes a clock as “bojangle” and rhymes USA with “skippity do da day”! Being a kid growing up in the city, I found most popular country music other worldly. Did women really skip around their husbands all happy and such? What’s it like to be greeted in the morning with “wake up, sleepyhead?” The last few lyrics did give me hope, though. “Thank you, oh, Lord, for making him for me, and thank you for letting life turn out the way that I always thought it could be.” Maybe there’s hope for this lonely gay kid after all.