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Lyr Req: Mumble Grumble

GUEST,nostalgic wonderer 06 Sep 03 - 01:31 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Mumble Grumble
From: GUEST,nostalgic wonderer
Date: 06 Sep 03 - 01:31 PM

I have been looking for the lyrics to "Mumble Grumble" for several years and can't seem to find them. This may not even be the title of the song but is definately in the chorus.

We sang this in my grade school music class (early 70s) and I'm not sure how old it was then.

The chorus went like this: Mumble grumble, this is no fun. You don't have to like it but its got to be done.

The song itself was about chores commonly performed by kids.

Thanks for your help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mumble Grumble
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Jan 11 - 07:54 PM

Mumble grumble this is no fun
You don't got to like it but it's gonna be done.

My mommy tells me comb my hair
She finds tangles that aren't even there
My daddy tells me tie my shoes
But I'd rather sing the blues

Mumble grumble this is no fun
You don't got to like it but it's gonna be done.

My grandpa tells me clean my face
But I'd rather throw the soap to outer space.
My sister tells me clean my room
But I'd rather throw away the broom.

Mumble grumble this is no fun
You don't got to like it but it's gonna be done


That's all that I remember... Hope it helps


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mumble Grumble
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 02:45 PM

I remember it differently!

"You wonder why I sing the blues? My Daddy makes me tie my shoes! My Mommy when she combs my hair, Finds tangles that aren't even there. Mumble, grumble, this is no fun." "You don't have to like it but it's gotta be done!"

It's the same essentially, just a rearrangement of the words. Different versions maybe? :P


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mumble Grumble
From: GUEST,999
Date: 12 Mar 12 - 02:54 PM

It's on Youtube entitled Mumble Grumble


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Subject: ADD: Mumble Grumble
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 13 - 12:01 PM

Mumble Grumble
You wonder why I sing the blues.
My daddy always makes me tie my shoes.
My mommy when she combs my hair,
Finds tangles that aren't even there.
Mumble grumble this is no fun,
You don't need to like it but it's got to be done. 2x.

My sister makes me clean my room.
I'd rather throw away the broom.
My grandpa tells me clean my face.
I'd rather throw the soap to outer space.
Mumble grumble this is no fun.
You don't need to like it but it's got to be done 2x.

Mumble mumble grumble grumble got to be done.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mumble Grumble
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 14 - 01:41 PM

Does anyone know where to find the sheet music for this song. I need an original to use with my class.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mumble Grumble
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 03:01 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HgapXzAf4Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DfkFV2NbrU

Music teacher should be able to put the chord progression together or maybe someone here. Good luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mumble Grumble
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Apr 14 - 07:26 PM

I thought it was
My mommy tells me go to bed
Just when I'd do most anything instead

Or someone..


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Subject: ADD: Mumble Grumble (Minnie O'Leary)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Apr 14 - 08:17 PM

The Guest above gave this URL (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DfkFV2NbrU) for a recording of the song as sung in 2010 by the songwriter's granddaughter, Malia, with her kindergarten classmates at Bayview Elementary School in Santa Cruz, CA. I think it's a little easier to understand, but I still have difficulties with parts. Here's my transcription.

MUMBLE GRUMBLE
(Minnie O'Leary)

You wonder why I sing the blues.
My daddy always makes me tie my shoes.
My mommy when she combs my hair,
Finds tangles that aren't even there.

CHORUS
Mumble grumble this is no fun,
You don't have to like it but it's got to be done.

My sister tells me clean the room.
I really wanna throw away the broom.
My grandma tells me wash your face.
I wanna throw the soap to outer space.

CHORUS
Mumble grumble this is no fun.
You don't have to like it but it's got to be done.
You don't have to like it but it's got to be done.
Mumble mumble grumble grumble got to be done.

It's in a book titled All day long songs by Minnie O'Leary, piano arrangements by Joyce Merman, illustrations by Anne Scott - published in 1979 by Shawnee Press, Delaware Water Gap, PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mumble Grumble
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 14 - 07:19 PM

another verse I remember

my [something] tells me, "clean your plate"
it's filled with yucky stuff I really hate
my [something] tells me, "go to bed"
just when I'd do most anything instead


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mumble Grumble
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 14 - 07:37 PM

best video version I've found:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8xnhteVEOs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mumble Grumble
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 16 - 05:31 PM

another verse was

My daddy tells me clean my plate,
it's full of yucky stuff I really hate

My mommy tells me go to bed,
I'd rather do most anything instead

Mumble grumble, this is no fun
you don't have to like it but it's got to be done


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