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Lyr Req: Grannie's Lye Soap? / Grandma's Lye Soap

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GRANDMA'S LYE SOAP


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GUEST,bake 07 Mar 00 - 07:56 PM
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GUEST,Mildred Burns 23 Nov 06 - 08:15 PM
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Subject: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: GUEST,bake
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 07:56 PM

My sister recalled an old song something about Grannie's Lye Soap and is trying to find the words to it. It probably fits right in with some of those old 40's silly songs we used to sing. Any help would be appreciated. Anything to get her off my back. I'm tired of searching. thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: Dale Rose
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 08:28 PM

It's in the DT, just go up to the Digitrad Lyrics Box in the upper right hand corner of the page, enter [lye soap], and it should come up for you. Remember to use the brackets, otherwise, you'll get all the lyes and all the soaps, not just lye soap.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: Harold W
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 08:47 PM

It is listed in DT as Grandma's Lye Soap. A different version of the chorus part, that I remember, goes like this:

Oh let us sing... of Grandma's Lye Soap Good for dishes pots and pans Oh let us sing... of Grandma's Lye Soap Good for faces also hands


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: Metchosin
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 08:47 PM

as an added note, this song was written by my father-in-law in the early 50's, when he was in the Veterans Hospital and Johhny Stanley was there to entertain some of the patients. There really was a Grandma, her name was Mrs. Billy Clark and she lived in Simpson Saskatchewan. (I think I gave Dick Greenhaus the wrong name and called her Mrs. Watson)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: Metchosin
Date: 07 Mar 00 - 08:53 PM

oh yes, and my father-in-law will be 82 in a few days and he is still playing his fiddle.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: GUEST,bake
Date: 08 Mar 00 - 09:27 AM

Thank you all for the quick response. You've saved the day and my sister is finally on her way to singing the old song and I can get on with my life.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: GUEST,bake
Date: 08 Mar 00 - 09:38 AM

Whoops, spoke too soon. I tried going up to the DT in upper right corner of page and it didn't bring up the song for me. What next?

Thanks again for your help. Still frustrated over Lye Soap.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: GUEST,Beck
Date: 08 Mar 00 - 10:06 AM

I am the sister who has been looking for the lyrics to Grandma's Lye Soap. I was able to get them from the DT and really appreciate all the help. Now my sister and I can finally write that search off our list. Now, if you know if there's is any site that would play the music for the song, that would be appreciated, also.

Thanks again


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: GUEST,bake
Date: 08 Mar 00 - 05:24 PM

Whew, thanks for the lyrics for my sister. Hopefully someone will find her the tune to go with the lyrics, but at least now I can get on with my life..:) Many thanks to all who responded to my request. You were great.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: Metchosin
Date: 08 Mar 00 - 05:46 PM

bake and Beck, if you will post your email address I'll see what I can do.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: GUEST,Mildred Burns
Date: 23 Nov 06 - 08:15 PM

MY sister and I remember the song from the old Ernie Kovaks show. She remembers some slightly different lyrics. Anyone remember it from that show.

It's the finest in the land-good for pots and pans, and dirty dishes, for your face and for your hands, etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: Scrump
Date: 24 Nov 06 - 05:47 AM

The famous version (to me anyway) was issued by Johnny Standley (note the D in the surname) in 1952 on Capitol records. His version was called "It's In The Book" and was issued originally on a 78rpm record with Part 1 on side 1 and Part 2 on side 2. It was a comedy routine with Standley as a preacher, discussing Little Bo Peep - very funny (but you probably have to hear the record - it's the 'way he tells it'). When the 'sermon' was over, he asks the congregation to join in the 'hymn' (flip the record over to hear it).

See here for the lyrics (including the first part).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Grannie's Lye Soap'
From: Flash Company
Date: 24 Nov 06 - 10:07 AM

Oh yes, I remember Johnny Standley! Also did a similar take on 'Rock-a-bye-Baby'

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grannie's Lye Soap? / Grandma's Lye Soap
From: GUEST,onegreyfoxx
Date: 07 Aug 11 - 11:16 PM

I remember a comedian named Bobby Clark doing the skit "It's in the book" on an old 78rpm record. Part of the lyrics "Little Herman and brother Dermin had an aversion to washing their ears, Grandma scrubbed them with her lye soap and they haven't heard a word in years." "Mrs. O'Mallaly out in the valley suffered from ulcers I understan, swallowed a cake of Grandma's Lye Soap, has the cleanest ulcers in the land." Then there was a chorus that he invited the audiance to sing along ... "Sing aloud for Granma's Lye Soap, sing aloud all over the place, for the pots and kettles and for your hands and for your face." This was back in the 1950s.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grannie's Lye Soap? / Grandma's Lye Soap
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 08 Aug 11 - 12:49 AM

IT'S A descendant of "Lydia Pinkham" (as are Lily the Pink" and "Eat Bertha's Mussels". If anyone wants it on CD, CAMSCO carries it, along with other hits of the 50s.


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