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Genius in France by “Weird Al” Yankovic

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    Improv on a G7#9 and end on a G7 and then go to a C
    GAmBbAmG
    I'm not the brightest crayon in the box 
    GAmBbAmG
    Everyone says I'm dumber than a bag of rocks 
    CBbC
    I barely even know how to put on my own pants 
    FGCDBbG
    But I'm a genius in France (yeah), genius in France, genius in France 
    Hoom chaka laka
    Hoom chaka laka
    Hoom chaka
    GAmBbAmG
    I may not be the sharpest hunk of cheese 
    GAmBbAmG
    I got a negative number on my SATs 
    CBbC
    I'm not good looking and I don't know how to dance 
    But nevertheless and in spite of the evidence I am still widely
    considered to be
    FGCDBbG9
    A genius in France, a genius in France, a genius in France 
    (enter your own sound effects)
    DmGFGF
    People say I'm a geek, a moronic little freak 
    GG6
    An annoying pipsqueak with an unfortunate physique 
    G F G(one hit) C7
    If I was any dumber, they'd have to water me twice a week
    FGCD
    But when the Mademoiselles see me, they all swoon and shriek 
    FGCD
    They dig my mystique, they say I'm c'est magnifique 
    FGCC/BC/BbC
    When I'm in Par-ee, I'm the chic-est of the chic 
    FGCD
    They love my body odor and my bad toupee 
    FGCD
    They love my stripey shirt and my stupid beret 
    GCD
    And when I'm sipping on a Perrier 
    GCD
    In some cafe town in St. Tropez 
    GCD
    It's hard to keep the fans at bay 
    GBbGBbGC7
    They say, "Sign my poodle, s'il vous plait" 
    GBbGBbGC7
    "Sign my poodle, s'il vous plait" 
    Hemenene humenene
    himenene homenene
    BbGBbG
    Poodle... poodle... 
    CBbGmG7
    (play a single G note) 
    Folks in my hometown think I'm a fool
    Got too much chlorine in my gene pool
    GAmBbC
    A few peas short of a casserole 
    GAmBbCD
    A few buttons missing on my remote control 
    GAmBbC
    A few fries short of a happy meal 
    GAmBbCDmFG
    I couldn't pour water out of a boot with instructions on the heel 
    CDbD
    Instructions on the heel 
    CBbGFG
    Instructions on the heel 
    CBbCBb
    But when I'm in Provence, I get free croissants 
    CBbCBb
    Yeah, I'm the guy every French lady wants 
    FCG
    And if you ask 'em why, you're bound to get this response 
    FF#GFF#G
    (He's a genius in France! Genius in France!) That's right! 
    FF#GFF#G
    (He's a genius in France, genius in France) You know it! 
    FF#GCDbDCBbGG6
    (He's a genius in France, genius in France, genius in France) 
    GAmBbAmG
    I'm not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree 
    GAmBbAmG
    But the folks in France, they don't seem to agree 
    CBbC
    They say, "Bonjour, Monsieur would you take ze picture with me?" 
    FG
    I say, "Oui, oui" 
    FG
    That's right, I say, "Oui, oui" 
    FG
    "Oui, oui" 
    FG
    He says, "Oui, oui" 
    C
    I'm dumber than a box of hair 
    But those Frenchies don't seem to care
    CFG
    Don't know why, mon frere 
    EbF
    But they love me there 
    BbC
    I'm a genius in France 
    BbC
    Yeah, I'm a genius in France 
    FEbFEb
    Gonna make a big splash when I show up in Cannes 
    GF
    Gonna make those Frenchies scream 
    G
    "You ze man! You ze man! You ze man!" 
    C7C7
    Like a fine Renoir (waa), I've got that je me c'est quoi (quoi!) 
    C7
    Like a fine Renoir (ooh la la), I've got that je me c'est ... 
    CDm
    Quoi quoi quoi quoi quoi, oo-we-oo 
    CDm
    Quoi quoi quoi quoi quoi, oo-we-oo 
    G (single hit)
    Bow diddy bow di bow di bow bow diddy
    Bow diddy bow di bow di bow bow diddy
    Bow
    {snort}
    CD
    I'm a taco short of a combo plate 
    FG
    But by some twist of fate, all the Frogs think I'm great 
    EF#
    Oh, the men all faint and the women scream 
    AB
    They like me more than heavy cream 
    AbBb
    When I'm in Versailles, I'm a popular guy 
    DbEb
    My oh my, I'm as French as apple pie (apple pie) 
    AbF#AbF#
    They think I'm awfully witty, a riot and a half 
    AbF#Db
    When I tell a stupid joke, they laugh (haw haw haw haw haw) 
    DbB
    And laugh (haw haw haw haw haw haw) 
    FmEbEbDb
    People in France have lots of attitude 
    FmEbEbDb
    They're snotty and rude, they like disgusting food 
    FmEb
    But when they see me, they just come unglued 
    Bb7
    They think that I am one happening dude 
    D
    Bowm ba ba bowm ba bowm ba bowm 
    FGCD
    I'm about as sharp as a bowling ball 
    FGCD
    But they like me better than Charles de Gaulle 
    GBbCD
    Entre nous, it's very true 
    GBbCD
    The room temperature's higher than my IQ 
    GBbCD
    But they love me more than Gerard Depardieu 
    EbD
    How did this happen? 
    (I don't have a clue)
    G(#9) (one hit) Bb – G Bb - G
    Well, I'm not the quickest tractor on the farm
    G(#9) (one hit) Bb C
    I don't have any skills or grace or charm
    CBbC
    And most people look at me like I'm all covered with ants 
    FF#GCDbDCBbGG6
    But I'm a genius in France (yeah), genius in France, genius in France 
    CFGCFG
    And I'm never goin' back, I'm never goin' back 
    CFG
    I'm never never never never goin' back home again 
    CFG
    I'm tearin' up my return flight ticket 
    CFG
    Gonna tell the folks back home where they can stick it 
    CFG
    'Cause I'm never goin' back 
    CFG
    I'm never goin' back 
    CFA
    I'm never goin' back 
    DCDC
    The girls back home never gave me a chance 
    DCDC
    But I sho' 'nuff got them Frogs in some kinda trance 
    DCBb7
    And I'm aware that it's a most improbable circumstance 
    A7 (one hit)
    But "Great Googily Moogily",
    DmCBbAGFEA
    I'm a genius in France 
    DCDC
    Every Frenchie that I meet 
    DCDC
    Just can't wait to kiss my feet 
    DFGA
    Get in line, pucker up! Tout Suite! 
    (play a single A note)
    Bowm diddy bowm diddy bowm diddy
    DCDC
    I'm gettin' even more famous by the hour 
    DCDC
    I'm stuffed with pastries and drunk with power 
    DFGA
    Now they're puttin' up my statue by the Eiffel Tower 
    ADmADm
    A little more to the left, boys, a little more to the left 
    ADmAGFDm
    A little more to the left, boys, a little more to the left 
    GAmBbAmG
    I'm the biggest dork there is alive 
    GAmBbAmG
    My mom picked out my clothes for me 'till I was 35 
    CBb
    And I forgot to mention 
    C
    I'm not even welcome at the Star Trek convention 
    FG
    But the Frenchies think 
    CD
    That my poop don't stink 
    CEb7
    I'm a genius in France 
    (play a singly G note rapidly)
    Say, would you pass the Grey Poupon?
    Merci beaucoup