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Lyr Req: Who Threw the Mush in Grandpa's Whiskers?

GUEST,kcb99@mis.net 13 Feb 02 - 01:53 PM
wysiwyg 13 Feb 02 - 02:36 PM
GUEST,kcb99@mis.net 28 Feb 02 - 10:37 AM
GUEST,Ard Mhacha 28 Feb 02 - 04:55 PM
GUEST,Music Fan 16 Aug 10 - 02:33 PM
open mike 16 Aug 10 - 02:41 PM
Jim Dixon 17 Aug 10 - 02:27 AM
Old Grizzly 17 Aug 10 - 03:52 AM
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Subject: Who threw the mush in Grandpa's whiskers
From: GUEST,kcb99@mis.net
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 01:53 PM

The Library of Congress lists a Big Mouth Minnie as the composer of a Fox Trot entitled "who threw the mush in grandpa's whiskers?". This song was recorded by a Peg LaCentra and the LOC has a 10" 78 rpm shellac (standard) recording of same in their collection.

That's the Facts, Jack. Now does anyone have the lyrics to this deathless ditty. I expect its tune and harmonization would follow the dictates for the day for a fox trot, but if you also have a chord progression or lead sheet, I would be interested in seeing them.

EFEllis kcb99@mis.net


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who threw the mush in Grandpa's whis
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 02:36 PM

I made a request at requests@duck.org ( CLICK ) to see if she has this one. If so I will transcribe it when she hangs up the recording.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who threw the mush in Grandpa's whiskers
From: GUEST,kcb99@mis.net
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 10:37 AM

Still looking for these lyrics. Susan had a lead but it must not have panned out. Request is not urgent, I just want to know now. Thanks for any help anlyone can provide.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who threw the mush in Grandpa's whiskers
From: GUEST,Ard Mhacha
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 04:55 PM

Susan, Thanks for putting me on to a great Site, I have come across some old songs I haven`t heard in years. It`s been added to favourites. Thanks again. Ard Mhacha.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who threw the mush in Grandpa's whiskers
From: GUEST,Music Fan
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 02:33 PM

I have a dear old Grandpa
For whom I nightly pray
He has a set of whiskers
They're always in the way

Chorus:
Oh, they're always in the way
The cows eat them for hay
They hide the dirt on Grandpa's shirt
They're always in the way

My Grandpa was a soldier
He fooled the enemy
He wrapped his whiskers round him
They thought he was a tree

Repeat Chorus

My Grandpa was a swimmer
No bathing suit for him
He tied his whiskers round his waist
And then he dove right in

Repeat Chorus

Grandpa had a strong back
Now it's all caved in
He stepped upon his whiskers
And walked up to his chin

Repeat Chorus

I have a dear old Grandma
She likes his whiskers too
She uses them for dusting
And cleaning out the flue

Repeat Chorus

Grandpa's beard is long and grey
It gets longer every day
Grandma eats it in her sleep
Says it tastes like shredded wheat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who threw the mush in Grandpa's whiskers
From: open mike
Date: 16 Aug 10 - 02:41 PM

Grandpa had a flivver
he called it his machine
he always used his whiskers
to strain the gasoline

(is there also a line about
using a match to look into
the gas tank? or is that
another song?)

no mush in this song..
just shredded wheat//


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who threw the mush in Grandpa's whisk
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 02:27 AM

Bob Gregory recorded WHO THREW MUSH IN GRANDPA'S WHISKERS (Note: some sources report no "the" in the title) on Feb. 4 1929. It was released as OKEH 45473 b/w HOOPIE SCOOPIE.

Jerry Sears & Peg LaCentra recorded WHO THREW THE MUSH IN GRANDPA'S WHISKERS? on Oct. 20, 1938, It was released as Bluebird 10050 b/w BIG MOUTH MINNIE.

ASCAP.com says the songwriters were Vernon Dalhart, Joseph M. Davis, and Bobby Gregory.

I have also found references to songs called—
WHO THREW MUSH IN FATHER'S WHISKERS?
WHO THREW MUSH IN NELLIE'S EYE?
WHO THREW MUSH IN WILLIE'S EYE?
—although I think those titles may be fictional or mistaken.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who threw the mush in Grandpa's whiskers
From: Old Grizzly
Date: 17 Aug 10 - 03:52 AM

A English song in a similar vein. From the singing of the late Tufty Swift. I think it is on his LP 'How to make a Bakewell Tart'

Tufty may have written it but my guess is this one has its origins in English Music hall ... anyone know?

FATHER'S WHISKERS

My father wears his whiskers in the long and ancient style,
He never wears a vest, the birds come there and want to nest.
Each time he kisses mother dear, she cries, Oh, mercy Claud.
Her face is full of cuts and ruts, in fact it's like a cribbage board, through;

Ch.   Father's whiskers, father's wiry whiskers.
       Children shout on the way to school,
       Baa, baa, black sheep have you any wool?

At father's whiskers, they'd make a monkey grin
Theyt aughta seen the whiskers there on poor old fathers chin.

A tramp came up and grabbed his beard and cut himself a strip.
He shouted Hip Hooray, he filled his pipe and puffed away.
One Christmas time we quite forgot to buy a Christmas tree.
The children cried, poor mother sighed, she said there's only one thing left that's;
Ch......
On Christmas evening, it made the children grin.
To stop their noise, we hung the toys on poor old father's chin.

Some time ago we went and spent a fortnight by the sea,
He went to bathe one day, he jumped into the briny spray.
The Margate boat came dashing out, the people loudly squealed,
The boat became a total wreck, because she caught her paddle wheel in;
Ch.........
When he goes bathing, to cheer we all begin
The crabs and shrimps come home to tea on poor old father's chin.

Last Sunday at the races, so exited he became,
He jumped upon the course, and loudly cheered his favourite horse.
Come off you fool, you'll lose your life the people loudly howled.
He just stood there and waved his arms, the horses stopped an loudly neighed at;
Ch........
The horses stumbled, the favourite couldn't win.
The jockey went and lost his way in poor old father's chin. In;
Father's whiskers, father's wiry whiskers.
Children shout on the way to school,
Baa, baa black sheep have you any wool?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Threw Mush in Grandpa's Whiskers?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Mar 13 - 08:07 AM

I know who sailed the ocean blue
in fourteen hundred ninety two,
but who threw the mush in grandpas whiskers?

I know that sunshine makes hair grow on your head,
and moonshine makes your gosh darn nose turn red,
But who threw the mush in grandpas whiskers?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who Threw the Mush in Grandpa's Whiskers?
From: Crane Driver
Date: 23 Jun 13 - 12:36 PM

The Tufty Swift song (it is indeed on 'How to make a Bakewell Tart') was written by a Music Hall performer called Frank Wood - see this link.

'HTMABT' is available on CD from Free Reed as a double with Sue Harris as 'Hammer, Tongues and a Bakewell Tart' - see here for example.

Two fine, fun albums from way back when.

Andrew


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHO THREW THE MUSH IN GRANDPA'S WHISKERS?
From: GUEST,Britt Justice
Date: 25 Nov 16 - 08:23 PM

WHO THREW THE MUSH IN GRANDPA'S WHISKERS?
By Vernon Dalhart, Bobby Gregory and Joe Davis (1937)

I know who sailed the ocean blue,
in fourteen hundred ninety-two,
But who threw the mush in grandpa's whiskers?

I know who built the Brooklyn Bridge,
and who painted the old Blue Ridge,
But who threw the mush in grandpa's whiskers?

I know that fish don't grow on potato trees,
and why sweethearts never eat limburger cheese,
I know why kisses taste so sweet,
and why policemen have big feet,
But who threw the mush in grandpa's whiskers?

I know who crossed the Delaware
with wind a-blowing through his hair,
But who threw the mush in grandpa's whiskers?

I know who stripped Bear Mountain bare,
and why old maids wear underwear,
But who threw the mush in grandpa's whiskers?

I know that sunshine makes hair grow on your head,
and that moonshine makes your gosh darn nose turn red,
I know that honey comes from bees,
and I know doughnuts come from Greece,
But who threw the mush in grandpa's whiskers?

(end)


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