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Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa

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I'M MY OWN GRANDPA


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Peter Bedrossian 10 Jul 97 - 01:37 PM
Bill Foster 10 Jul 97 - 01:55 PM
Bobby O'Brien 10 Jul 97 - 11:30 PM
Whippoorwill 11 Jul 97 - 03:16 PM
Bill in Alabama (Bill Foster) 11 Jul 97 - 03:40 PM
earl.dandy@cableol.co.uk 12 Jul 97 - 10:29 AM
rechal@earthlink.net 14 Jul 97 - 11:45 AM
Tilell (GMTREMBLAY@FORTLEWIS.EDU) 16 Jul 97 - 10:17 PM
GUEST,i need to hear the words with the song 03 Feb 04 - 11:26 PM
Susanne (skw) 04 Feb 04 - 08:34 PM
Arkie 04 Feb 04 - 10:49 PM
GUEST,talltimpw@yahoo.co.uk 07 Jul 04 - 04:26 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 07 Jul 04 - 06:39 PM
muppett 08 Jul 04 - 10:37 AM
Ferrara 08 Jul 04 - 05:32 PM
Ferrara 08 Jul 04 - 05:36 PM
GUEST,Dale 08 Jul 04 - 05:42 PM
M.Ted 08 Jul 04 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,Marisa Luzzatto 09 Jul 04 - 12:41 AM
GUEST,Hootenanny 09 Jul 04 - 07:11 AM
GUEST 31 Mar 05 - 04:31 PM
GUEST,TAFFY r-jones@shaw.ca 01 Apr 05 - 01:01 AM
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Subject: Lyrics for
From: Peter Bedrossian
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 01:37 PM

Twice I have heard this song, and I am looking for the lyrics for it...any help would be appreciated. THANKS pbedross@stern.nyu.edu

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Subject: RE:
From: Bill Foster
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 01:55 PM

Peter: It's in the Digitrad database. Just type the title in the search box. If you have a problem, let me know. wfoster@unanov.una.edu


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From: Bobby O'Brien
Date: 10 Jul 97 - 11:30 PM

Homer and Jethro made this song a hit, and it appeared most recently on Dr. Demento's album "Country Corn" on the Rhino label, available in stores everywhere.


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From: Whippoorwill
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 03:16 PM

Talk about a metamorphosis... From big band to Homer and Jethro.

I first heard this one by Kay Kaiser's band. I think it was sung by Ish Kabibble.


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Subject: RE: I'm my own Grandpa
From: Bill in Alabama (Bill Foster)
Date: 11 Jul 97 - 03:40 PM

The text and the idea have been around since well before the War Between the States. I forget the name of the person who adapted it to music, but a duo named Lonzo and Oscar got a lot of air play with the song in the late 'forties. Mark Twain used it in some of his platform lectures, using the title "Whereby It May Be Demonstrated That A Man Might Become His Own Grandfather." As a spoken piece if has been in the oral tradition for many many years.


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M MY OWN GRANDPA
From: earl.dandy@cableol.co.uk
Date: 12 Jul 97 - 10:29 AM

I've written this from memory - I think it's right!

Many, many years ago, when I was twenty-three,
I was married to a widow, who was pretty as can be.
This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her and soon they too were wed.
This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life.
My daughter became my mother, 'cause she was my father's wife.
To complicate the matter, even though it brought me joy,
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.
This little baby then became a brother-in-law to Dad,
And so became my uncle – oh, it made me very sad -
For if he was my uncle, then that also made him brother
Of the widow's grown-up daughter, who of course was my stepmother.

I'm my own Grandpa. I'm my own Grandpa.
It sounds funny I know, but it really is so.
I'm my own Grandpa.

Father's wife then had a son, who kept them on the run,
And he became my grandchild, 'cause he was my daughter's son.
My wife is now my mother's mother, and it makes me blue,
Because although she is my wife, she's my grandmother too.
Now, if my wife is my grandmother, I am her grandchild,
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild,
For now I have become the strangest case you ever saw:
As husband of my grandmama, I am my own Grandpa.

I'm my own Grandpa. I'm my own Grandpa.
It sounds funny I know, but it really is so.
I'm my own Grandpa.


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Subject: RE: I'm my own grandpa
From: rechal@earthlink.net
Date: 14 Jul 97 - 11:45 AM

I have a recording of Iain Mackintosh singing this live. At some point, he stops singing and says, "I sat down one night and worked this all out on paper. And it really does work.....it's not legal, but it works."


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From: Tilell (GMTREMBLAY@FORTLEWIS.EDU)
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 10:17 PM

Yes, indeed you have it entirely right. . . I have JUST performed this insane song with the choir I sing in. . . and we end the whole thing with a breaking down of order into a wild argument as to wether or not this actually works, then slide into a tag with a five part harmony "SORRY!" SIck, very sick. We're all sick men. And we love it :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: GUEST,i need to hear the words with the song
Date: 03 Feb 04 - 11:26 PM

if anyone knows where i can hear them sing with the music will you send it to me at this sn lilbizzybee05@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 08:34 PM

Not sure Iain MacKintosh's recording is still available. It was on 'Live In Glasgow' (1979).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: Arkie
Date: 04 Feb 04 - 10:49 PM

Lilbizzybee you can hear Lonzo and Oscar singing this at the Record Lady's site. Scroll to Real Country page 4. Click on 4 and scroll down on that page until you find it. Here's the address. Click Here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: GUEST,talltimpw@yahoo.co.uk
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 04:26 PM

Ahh yes but where can I get this song NOW?!

I like very much crazy Muppets! I chortle with frovilance!

Thanking you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 07 Jul 04 - 06:39 PM

If it helps, this discography link gives a list of many recordings the song appears on.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: muppett
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 10:37 AM

Come to Whitby fest and I'll sing it you there then if you like crazy Muppetts


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M MY OWN GRANDMA
From: Ferrara
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 05:32 PM

Funny. I sang this on July 1 at an Open Sing. We had a 78rpm of a woman singing it. The singer could have been Judy Canova, but I think it was Esmeralda, and the flip side was probably "Hooo-eee, Ain't Nature Grand!".... Here's how she sung it, more or less....

I'M MY OWN GRANDMA

    It sounds funny, I know,
    But it really is so,
    Oh, I'm my own grandma.

1 Now many, many years ago, when I was twenty-three,
    I was married to a widower who fell in love with me.
    My hubby had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red,
    My father fell in love with her, and soon they too were wed.

Chorus    I'm my own grandma.
    I'm my own grandma.
    It sounds funny, I know,
    But it really is so,
    Oh, I'm my own grandpa.

2 This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life,
    For my daughter was my mother, 'cause she was my father's wife.
    To complicate the matter, even though it brought me joy,
    I soon became the mother of a bouncing baby boy. (Chorus)

3 My little baby then became a brother-in-law to Dad,
    And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad.
    For if he was my uncle, then that also made him brother
    To my husband's grown-up daughter, who, of course, was my stepmother. (Chorus)

4   Father's wife then had a son who kept him on the run,
    And he became my grandchild, for he was my daughter's son.
    My hubby is my mother's father, and it makes me blue,
    'Cause, though he is my husband he is my grandfather, too. (Chorus)

5   Now if my husband's my grandfather, then I'm his grandchild,
    And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild,
    For now I have become the strangest case you ever saw
    I'm married to my grandfather, so I'm my own grandma! (Chorus)

    Oh, I'm my own grandma.
    I'm my own grandma.
    It sounds funny, I know, but it really is so,
    Oh, I'm my own grandma.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: Ferrara
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 05:36 PM

Whoops, one tiny change that I just remembered. Totally not important but ... this phrase was one I really liked at the time (about 8 years old?).

I think I got the words from the DT and amended them, and bit by bit the original wording that I heard is coming back to me.

She sang, "FOR though he is my husband he is my grandfather, too."

Wish I knew who sang it.

Rita F


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 05:42 PM

Probably Jo Stafford, as unlikely as that sounds.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: M.Ted
Date: 08 Jul 04 - 07:22 PM

Brings to mind the last confederate widow, who just passed away, and she actually did marry her husband's grandson--not nearly as complicated as the song--but to the same effect--


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: GUEST,Marisa Luzzatto
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 12:41 AM

Hi! I just saw Ferrara's email about Plaisir d'Amour.... Francis Luzzatto was my dad and we sang that song as children all the time. I'd love to hear from you... marisaluzzatto@hotmail.com

Thank you,
Marisa Luzzatto


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 09 Jul 04 - 07:11 AM

Joe Stafford, not so unlikely as it sounds. Was this in her days with Red Ingle and the Unnatural Seven where she used the name Cinderella G Stump ???


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 05 - 04:31 PM

I truly love this song,you'll laugh so hard your jaws will hurt afterwards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: GUEST,TAFFY r-jones@shaw.ca
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 01:01 AM

One of the best recordings I've heard is by Grandpa Jones Another good one is by Spike Jones and his City slickers. Just a coincidence that they're both Jones too, so don't blame me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm My Own Grandpa
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Apr 05 - 07:21 PM

This particular song, (Im My Own Grand-Pa) has been recorded by many people across the globe. In Australia (and still available) an entertainer (singing comedian) Chad Morgan - also known as The Sheik of Scrubby Creek, recorded this song during the 1970's, and again in the 1980's, he still performs the song at his live shows around the country, and it is a funny song. To know more about this funny many you can read up about him via http://chadmorgan.cjb.com

Jack


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