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The Gooeyduck song is from tourist items in the Pacific NW, with 45rpm record (Japanese b-side) and coloring books. It was printed in sing-out magazine with this comments: A geoduck (pronounced "gooey-duck") is a giant clam, the world's largest burrowing bivalve, often attaining a weight of ten pounds. The "Gooey Duck" song was written by harpmaker- storyteller Ron Konzak of Washington State along with Judy and Jerry Elfendahl. Jerry is a diver who is part of a new industry that harvests the geoduck commercially in the Pacific Northwest. The song has been released as single and is available through Acme Music (6490 Ada's Will lane NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110). By the way, Ron tells us it's a hit in Japan.

Song Copyright R. Konzak 1972

As of 2011, there was only one post of the song on Youtube, by yours truly


The Gooey Duck Song

The Gooey Duck Song (released as a 45) chords by a. hu

(by Ron Konzak and Jerry and Judy Elfendahl)


   G                                        c

   You can hear the diggers say, as they're headed for the bay,

   G                            D

   Oh I gotta dig a duck, gotta dig a duck a day,

            G                       C

   'Cause I get a buck a duck, if I dig a duck a day,

        G                       C     D      G

   So I gotta dig a duck, gotta dig a duck a day.



   G           D

   Dig a duck, dig a duck,

   C            D

   Dig a gooey duck

   G           G

   Dig a duck, dig a gooey duck,

   C     D      G

   Dig a duck a day.


   G                                   C

   Oh it takes a lotta of luck, and a certain kinda pluck

   G                                   D

   For to dig around the muck, for to get a gooey duck.

   G                                   C

   For he doesn't have a front and he doesn't have a back,

   G                                   C      D   G

   And he doesn't know Donald, and he doesn't go quack!


   G                                   C

   As they walk across the sand, nearly half a mile from land,

   G                                   D

   For to dig a gooey duck, for to dig them out by hand,

   G                                   C

   Oh it isn't any trouble and it doesn't take a shovel,

   G                                   C      D   G

   To find a gooey duck by looking for the bubble.


   (sing out says repeat first verse, to chorus)


Biuku Canoe on Guitar

Take a peek behind the scenes of geoduck farming. Geoduck (pronounced gooey-duck). Why aren't more Americans eating geoduck? They are native shellfish to the Pacific Northwest and grown by the millions of pounds in the same waters as oysters. So, why are they so difficult to find in most seafood markets? And why haven't most of my friends tried it? Is it because they look strange and prehistoric? Or just intimidatingly over-sized? Maybe Asians know something we don't.