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Lyr Req: Grandpa's Getting Younger Every Day

mnelson@fgi.net 28 Jun 97 - 09:36 PM
martoons@mail.idt.net 12 Jul 97 - 07:34 AM
Marsha 14 Jul 97 - 06:45 PM
Gene 14 Jul 97 - 07:08 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 16 Jul 97 - 02:44 AM
Marsha 16 Jul 97 - 05:57 PM
bradfordian 06 Feb 03 - 05:57 PM
Jim Dixon 06 Feb 03 - 06:34 PM
Desert Dancer 07 Feb 03 - 07:04 PM
Jim Dixon 07 Feb 03 - 07:15 PM
Jim Dixon 23 Feb 03 - 10:35 PM
GUEST,Thaddeus 13 Oct 04 - 01:35 AM
Gene 13 Oct 04 - 03:04 AM
Amos 13 Oct 04 - 03:06 AM
Amos 13 Oct 04 - 03:10 AM
GUEST,Jeannie 18 Oct 04 - 05:11 PM
GUEST,Jayashrii 27 Jun 08 - 11:09 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Jun 08 - 11:23 AM
MMario 27 Jun 08 - 11:24 AM
John MacKenzie 27 Jun 08 - 11:28 AM
GUEST,Kathy--grand niece and goddaughter... 15 Sep 08 - 11:53 PM
GUEST 22 Feb 10 - 08:40 AM
GUEST 22 Feb 10 - 08:42 AM
Jim Dixon 24 Feb 10 - 10:43 PM
GUEST,rwb1964 28 Jul 11 - 12:47 PM
GUEST,leeneia 28 Jul 11 - 02:48 PM
GUEST,not lyrics, but the picture disk is #18 toda 10 Dec 11 - 11:25 PM
GUEST 31 Mar 12 - 05:57 PM
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GUEST,Dave Illingworth 23 Feb 13 - 08:47 AM
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Subject: Need lyrics!!!!
From: mnelson@fgi.net
Date: 28 Jun 97 - 09:36 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics to an old country song from the 1930s or 1940s. The only words we can remember are "Grandpa's getting younger everyday." If anyone knows where I can find this song, please let me know. Thanks and God bless your day!


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Subject: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: martoons@mail.idt.net
Date: 12 Jul 97 - 07:34 AM

Help me Mudcat Cafe you're my only hope... I have been searching for a song I heard over 10 years ago. some of the lyrics are: "The hardest part of saying goodbye always comes when you realize what you had." If anyone recognizes these lyrics and can help me identify the singer/song please respond to me at martoons@mail.idt.net Thanks Gary

    Threads combined. Messages below are from 2 threads - watch message titles to see which is which. Off-topic messages on "Ape Call" were moved here (click), now that we can move messages and re-title threads.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: Marsha
Date: 14 Jul 97 - 06:45 PM

Les, Thanks so much for your kind response and encouragement. I'm new here and "learning the ropes" as they say. Do you have any suggestions where I could continue looking for "Grandpa's getting younger everyday"?

Dick, I did title a thread "Grandpa's getting younger everyday" but got no responses at all. Then I try this thread and hear from both you and Les. Go figure!! :) Thanks for the suggestion though!

I'm enjoying all of this very much! It's great to talk with musicians and music lovers!!


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: Gene
Date: 14 Jul 97 - 07:08 PM

Found this one reference at: http://www.bmi.com.....

Titles with writer and publisher accounts matching "GRANDMA S GETTING YOUNGER" are: (1 matching title.)

GRANDMA S GETTING YOUNGER

Writers/TAYLOR CONNIE

Publishers/LIGHTNING CREEK MUSIC


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 02:44 AM

Elsie, you shouldn't flame people simply because they are looking for lyrics to songs that you may not consider technically folk. (I refuse to read the thread; been through it all on the folk newsgroups.) Many rock and jazz songs have been wonderfully adaptable to a folk style. (Lick the Tins do "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You," and "Hey Joe") I try to be open minded about these things, even though my own tastes are known to be somewhat old-fashioned.

Are you certain that the song about Grampa you seek is not I'm My Own Grampa?


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: Marsha
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 05:57 PM

Yes, I'm pretty sure "I'm my own Grampa" is a totally different song.

"Grandpa's gettting younger everyday" has to do with Grandpa getting a new toupe, dating younger women, throwing away his cane, etc., etc. It's kind of a comedy song, I guess you could say. At the very least, it's humorous. Sure wish I could sing it and carry on my dad's tradition. (I should have been paying more attention when I was younger and he was still living, huh! Let's see, isn't there a line somewhere about youth being wasted on the young???!!!) Thanks for your imput!

I'm still working on finding lyrics to "Grandma's getting younger," but I don't think it's what I'm looking for...


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Subject: RE: "Grandpa's getting younger everyday"
From: bradfordian
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 05:57 PM

May be this one? (gosh, 1997, So long ago?)

When I was 87, they took me from my coffin
Found a flannel nightshirt for me to travel off in
All innocent and toothless I laid there in my bed
Trailing clouds of glory, from the time that I was dead

And at the age of 65, put paid to my enjoyment
I had to get a bowler hat to go to my employment
And at the age of 60, I found I had a wife
So that explains the children, I've wondered all my life

I kept getting younger, and randier and stronger
And at the age of 21 I had a wife no longer
With mini-skirted milkmaids, I frolicked in the clover
The cuckoo kept on calling me, and then my teens were over

Then it was algebra and cricket, and sausages a-cooking
Puffing at a cigarette when teacher wasn't looking
The trees are getting taller and the streets are getting wider
My mother, she's the world to me and soon I'll be inside her

But now it is too early, for me to clearly see
Before the world or after, where ever can I be?

authors name anyone?

Brad. --- renamed bardford! :o(


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Subject: RE: "Grandpa's getting younger everyday"
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Feb 03 - 06:34 PM

Bardford: according to Henry's Songbook, the song is called "Run The Film Backwards" and it's by Sydney Carter, and it's sung to the tune "Grandfather's Clock."

According to this site: http://www.culham.info/cw/assemblies/013s_hardship.php it's called "The Two-Way Clock."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's getting younger everyday
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 07 Feb 03 - 07:04 PM

Huh?? There don't seem to be enough words to go to the tune of My Grandfather's Clock. Or not enough. But I see that it was a poem before it was a song, so that may explain it (see this site). (The second site says the poem is called "Run the Film Backwards", the book it was published in is called "The Two-Way Clock".)

Here's mention of a recording, in a previous thread.

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's getting younger everyday
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Feb 03 - 07:15 PM

Regardless, I don't think this is the song mnelson was looking for--back in 1997!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's getting younger everyday
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Feb 03 - 10:35 PM

According to Yahoo!, "Grandpa's Gettin' Younger Everyday" appears on a CD by Dorothy Shay called "The Park Avenue Hillbillie sings Feudin' & Fightin'."

According to this page, it was also recorded as a single by Lulu Belle & Scotty.


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: GUEST,Thaddeus
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 01:35 AM

I remember the song, and I am looking for the lyrics as well
"Grandpa's getting younger everyday,
He even went and threw his cane away"

Someone said that Lulu Belle & Scotty used to sing it, but it
is not on any of their in print albums.

It was on the same album (78 rpm vinyl) with:
The Old Apple Tree or The Ole Apple Tree
"If my pappy had a know'd it
He'd be sorry that he grow'd it
For they hanged pappy up on that tree."
--Thaddeus


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: Gene
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 03:04 AM

hope this works...

Grandpa Getting Younger

if not just use google and searchf for

[grandpa getting younger]


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: Amos
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 03:06 AM

There's a picture of the 10" Vogue record here. No words yet, though.


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: Amos
Date: 13 Oct 04 - 03:10 AM

The song was also covered in 1954 by Dorothy Shay.

A


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: GUEST,Jeannie
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 05:11 PM

Re- Grandpa's getting younger every day.
Shaved his whiskers off and bought a new toupe
Ever' body's heard the news that he's even wearin' shoes since he met that wider (widow) Brown the other day

That's all I can remember!


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: GUEST,Jayashrii
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 11:09 AM

Request was made by Marsha 14 Jul 97 - 06:45 PM
Song: Grandpa's Gettin' Younger Ev'ry Day
I know some but not all of the lyrics.My mother had a record and it's been 50 years since I've heard it. I remember the tune, but I don't know how to include it in this message.

There's a bridge that goes:

In a cabin, in the mountains, in Virginia, far away,
Lives my grandpa, dear old Grandpa,
He's old, but not too old to play.

I don't remember the order the lines to the verses went in, but I do have a few more lines than I found in other responses to Marsha:

Grandpa's gettin' younger ev'ry day.
Shaved his whiskers off and bought a new toupé.
Ev'rybody's heard the news that he's even wearing shoes,
Since he met the wider Brown the other day.

(there's a verse about "the pretty girls")
He's got water on the knee and he's almost 93, but my grandpa's getting younger ev'ry day.

i think it ends with:

Grandpa's gettin' younger ev'ry day.
Why, he even went and threw his cane away.
Everybody's heard the news that he's even wearin' shoes,
And he doesn't give a damn what people say.

If anyone's come up with more of the song I'd like to have it.


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 11:23 AM

Title: Grandpa's gettin' younger ev'ry day.
First Line: Grandpa's gettin' younger ev'ry day, shaved his whiskers off and bought a new toupee
Chorus:
Music by: Steiner, Howard.
Words by: Gallop, Sammy.
P/P/D: New York : Leo Feist Inc., c1945.
Location: SPC, KIRK PS 1945-1947

Found here


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: MMario
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 11:24 AM

Jayashrii - can you write the tune down? If you can, and then scan it; it can be sent to me at lpola@edutech.org and I can get it into a postable form.

MMario


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Subject: RE: Help! I'm looking for song.
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Jun 08 - 11:28 AM

Sammy Gallop
Born

    * 1915
    * Duluth, MN

Died

    * 1971
    * Hollywood, CA

Sammy Gallop

    * BIOGRAPHY
    * COMPOSITIONS

Lyricist Sammy Gallop was most active in the 1940s and 1950s. He wrote many memorable songs, including ''Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy,'' made famous by Stan Kenton and June Christy, ''Elmer's Tune,'' which was a big hit for Glenn Miller, and ''Wake the Town and Tell the People.'' Gallop also co-wrote the famous number ''Holiday for Strings.''


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's Getting Younger Every Day
From: GUEST,Kathy--grand niece and goddaughter...
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 11:53 PM

...of Dorothy Shay...you can listen to/purchase the song on itunes, thanks to a rerelease of the material on CD http://www.ilike.com/artist/Dorothy+Shay/album/The+Park+Avenue+Hillbillie+Sings+Feudin+%2526+Fightin

I've got the cd somewhere...when i find it I'll see if I can't post the complete lyrics, as it looks like bits and pieces here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's Getting Younger Every Day
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 08:40 AM

Go to www.youtube.com type Lulu Belle & Scotty into the search. Grandpaw will come up. You will hear the complete 1946 recording. I tried posting the video here but they forbid HTML


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's Getting Younger Every Day
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Feb 10 - 08:42 AM

Naw we're talking about an old Luly Belle & Scotty tune circa 1946. It's on youtube.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GRANDPA'S GETTIN' YOUNGER EV'RY DAY
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Feb 10 - 10:43 PM

My transcription from the recording at YouTube:


GRANDPA'S GETTIN' YOUNGER EV'RY DAY
Words, Sammy Gallop. Music, Howard Steiner. 1945.
As recorded by Lulu Belle & Scotty, 1946.

1. Grandpa's gettin' younger ev'ry day;
Shaved his whiskers off and bought a new toupee.
Ev'rybody heard the news
That he even shined his shoes
'Cause he met the Widder Brown the other day.

2. Grandpa's gettin' younger ev'ry day.
Why, he even went and threw his cane away,
And he wants the world to know
He's the mountain gigolo,
And he doesn't give a durn what people say.

BRIDGE: In a cabin,
In the mountains,
In Virginia, far away,
Lives my grandpa,
Dear old grandpa.
Though he's old, he's not too old to play.

3. Grandpa's gettin' younger ev'ry day.
For the shape he's in, he really does OK.
He's got water on the knee,
And he's almost ninety-three,
But my grandpa's gettin' younger ev'ry day.

4. Now my grandpa even cut a brand-new tooth,
And he says, "You'll have to blame it on my youth."
He meanders through the hills
Pickin' yeller daffodils.
It's amazin' but, so help me, it's the truth.

5. Actin' like a kid of seventeen,
Seen him readin' True Confessions magazine,
And it builds up his morale
Just to see a pin-up gal.
It's the dangedest doggone sight you've ever seen.

REPEAT BRIDGE

6. Grandpa used to like a game of chess,
But he's grown a mite too young for that, I guess,
'Cause he'd rather cut a rug
Like a frisky jitterbug.
Oh, my grandpa's gettin' younger ev'ry day.

'Cause he'd rather cut a rug
Like a frisky jitterbug.
Oh, my grandpa's gettin' younger ev'ry day.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's Getting Younger Every Day
From: GUEST,rwb1964
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 12:47 PM

see youtube


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's Getting Younger Every Day
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 02:48 PM

Thanks for the transcription, Jim. And thanks for the link, rwb.

My favorite part is the yodeling during the bridge. Never pass up the chance to enjoy yodeling.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's Getting Younger Every Day
From: GUEST,not lyrics, but the picture disk is #18 toda
Date: 10 Dec 11 - 11:25 PM

not lyrics, but the picture disk is #18 in this series of 1940's 78 RPM picture disks.
http://www.latimesmagazine.com/2011/12/50-vogue-records.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's Getting Younger Every Day
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 12 - 05:57 PM

I Do not have the lyrics but the video is on you tube with the original 78 picture record.ENJOY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's Getting Younger Every Day
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 02:00 AM

This is a poem by Sydney Carter called (I think) "Run the Clock Backwards". Carter is best known for writing "Lord of the Dance".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's Getting Younger Every Day
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 08:45 AM

Just a footnote to all the above.   I have just dug out my 1959 vinyl EP by Grandpa Jones which includes the track "Grandpa'a Getting Married Again."   The song is credited to King, Douglas & Arend, and includes a reference to "Widder Brown" (see above).
Quite possible this song was influenced by the song in this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Grandpa's Getting Younger Every Day
From: GUEST,Dave Illingworth
Date: 23 Feb 13 - 08:47 AM

Sorry - forget to add my name to that last post !


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