THE GOOD ELEVEN

Music & Lyrics: Bob Dorough
Sung by: Bob Dorough

Good, good, good, good... the good eleven
It's almost as easy as multiplying by one.
Good, good, good, good eleven
Yes, eleven almost makes multiplication fun.

Some people get up at a quarter till seven
Other people I've met, till 8:45 or nine.
But I'm happy just a-hanging there till eleven.
Cause eleven has always been a friend of mine.

Good, good, good, good eleven
Never gave me any trouble till after nine.
Good, good, good, good eleven
Eleven will always be a friend of mine.

Now when you get a change to multiply by eleven,
It's almost as easy as multiplying by one.
You don't even have to use a pencil when you use eleven.
And eleven almost makes multiplication fun.
You know why?

Because you get those funny-looking double-digit-doojies as an answer.
Like 22, 33, 44 and 55.
66, 77, 88, and 99 is your answer
When you multiply 11 by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Good, good, good, good eleven
Never gave me any trouble till after nine.
Good, good, good, good eleven
I can always get the answer easy every time.

Now eleven times ten is the same is ten times eleven.
It's 110, no matter what you do.
And 121 is the answer to eleven times eleven.
And eleven times twelve is 132.

Eleven thirteens are 143 now (that's-a 1-4-3).
Eleven fourteens are 154 (dig it, that's 1-5-4),
1-6-5 and 1-7-6 are fifteen and sixteen.
You'd better pick up on the latter 'cause I ain't got time to tell you any more.

I've got a date with the good eleven...
She never gave me any trouble till after nine.
Good, good, good, good eleven
Yes, eleven will always be a friend of mine!