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Lyr Req: I'm Sorry I Ate Your Grampa (Frank Rae)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: cujimmy
Date: 04 Oct 04 - 05:08 PM

I heard this song at Eyemouth Festival a few days ago' can anyone give me the words, thanks. jimmy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: cujimmy
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 02:56 PM

Try once more


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 07:35 PM

I heard it too: and it was hilarious, but not sure who sang it! He was over about 160 degrees from where I sat. Might've been George Graham: he was over that side. I'll ask him when I next see him.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 07:36 PM

P.S. I just got the tune for a song I asked for the tune for over 2 years ago, so don't give up!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Charley Noble
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 08:07 PM

Well, you might give us a line or two of a verse to work on.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 09:02 AM

That was the title: I'd never heard it before either. It was about someone from the South Pacific apologising that in bygone days cannibalism was the order of the day on this particular island, so "your Grandpa" got eaten. I can only remember lines about him being tough and undercooked, and went well with a naughty little wine sauce!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 11:42 AM

Reminds me of a story heard in Fiji. In the early tourist days, a native family opened a small inn. An old relative would come round, cadging drinks from the guests and entertaining them with graphically told tales of his cannibal days. He would be shooed off, only to return again.

Looking forward to the words!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: cujimmy
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 04:52 PM

The song went something like -

I'm sorry for eating your grandpa
I din't mean to cause you such alarm
I'm sorry for eating your grandpa
If I knew i'd cause offence
I'd have only eaten an arm

    can you remember any more -


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 09:51 AM

Somewhere in this song should be the line:

Your grandpa was a man of good taste...

Makes me wonder what can of condolence card one sends out to the surviving relatives of grandpa eaten by cannibals.

From the cannibals:

Sorry for your loss. Would you like to attend a memorial dinner?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Chris Green
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 10:02 AM

What's the highlight of a cannibal wedding?

Toasting the happy couple!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: frogprince
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 03:15 PM

Didja hear about the cannibal who ate a priest, a rabbi, and methodist missionary? He had an ecumenical movement..


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 04:35 PM

Groan!

There, someone needed to do that.

Didja hear about the cannibal who ate George W. Bush? He's not worried about constipation anymore!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 06:46 PM

Still trying to get this: it wasn't George who sang it so no further on with the words. The background story to this is on BBC NEWS/ASIA-PACIFIC for 14.10.03.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: cujimmy
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for your efforts Tattie


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M SORRY I ATE YOUR GRAMPA (Frank Rae)
From: GUEST,frankrae
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 05:58 AM

Hi Guys,
Just stumbled upon this thread today and am amazed that you know the song. I wrote it a lot of years ago but have never recorded it. It's based on a true news story which you can Google. I will put something up on YouTube but, in the meantime, here are the words and chords.


C
I'm sorry I ate your grampa
   F                     C
I didnae mean nae herm
     F                                C
If I thought you'd take it badly
               G
I'd have only ta'en an airm

I'm sorry I ate your grampa
He wis a lovely man
In a plate o' minestrone
Wi' a wee bit parmesan

I wis minding my ain business
When a minister cycled by
He wis thinking on the almighty
I wis thinking on a pie
I jumped oot o' the jungle
He gave oot such awfi squeals
He thought I was the devil
I thought he was meals on wheels

Well I really liked yir grampa
He was fair but he wis tough
I'm no saying that that wis his fault
He jist wisnae cooked enough
I put him in a big pot
Dangled it above a fire
But I widnae have gone and boiled him
If I'd known he was a friar

Jist tae show there's nae hard feelings
Here's a hand o' mine
Gently simmered wi some onions
And a cheeky wee white wine
And if ye've room for any afters
I've the thing that'll dae the trick
Ye can hiv some cheese and crackers
Or a plate of spotted dick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 10:07 AM

Frankrae-

Good things come to them that waits!

Thanks! I think you should be awarded both ears and "a spotted dick."

And what would be the appropriate credit for the lyrics?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 11:09 AM

Hi, It was written by me, Frank Rae, I play with a band called Rudeigin which you can find on on you tube. I will put @Grampa@ on youtube in the next week or so in order that you can get the tune.
Cheers for now


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 07:40 PM

I think this is a version of the episode in 2003 that probably lies behind this - Fiji descendants apologize for cannibalism - But that"illagers in a remote Fijian community staged an elaborate ceremony of apology Thursday for descendants of a British missionary killed and eaten 136 years ago."

I seem to remember a Mudcat thread about it, and maybe a Song Challenge.

Anyway, that's a great song there from Frank Rae.   Looking forward to the YouTube version. Welcome to the Mudcat!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 09:38 PM

I note that I've already contributed some outrageous puns in this thread above but maybe it bears repeating that the cannibals were alleged to have said "Your grampa was a man of most excellent taste."

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Rapparee
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 10:38 PM

1st Cannibal: Watcha doin'?
2nd Cannibal: Havin' a ball.

There's a lot of soft drink drunk in cannibal country, 'cause they know that things go better with Coke.

Love the song....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Crowhugger
Date: 18 Apr 10 - 11:36 PM

I've sent a pm to cujimmy letting him know the lyrics he requested are here. Speaking for myself, I sure look forward to hearing the tune for it!
~CH.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: GUEST,Frank Rae
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 03:39 AM

I am intrigued how a song I have never recorded has travelled and would be grateful if you could tell me where and when you heard it and who sang it. Will do the youtube thing soon. You can hear some other songs (although not funny ones) on my band's my space sight (rudeigin2). I will, however, be recording an album of just my funny songs very soon. Will keep you posted.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sorry I Ate Your Grandpa
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Apr 10 - 12:59 PM

Frank-

Here's the initial request post on this thread:

" 04 Oct 04 - 05:08 PM

I heard this song at Eyemouth Festival a few days ago' can anyone give me the words, thanks. jimmy"

The rest of us are just along for the ride.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Sorry I Ate Your Grampa (Frank Rae)
From: cujimmy
Date: 20 Nov 10 - 08:31 AM

Gosh, I just managed to reset my cookie and found this. It seems a lot of people have been having a lot of fun over the last 6 years looking into this song. Thanks to all, il try to learn it and sing it at the singaround at the Abbey Inn in Leeds on Tuesday evening.

Il come back on Wednesday and tell you how it went, im sure my friends there will love this song.

Thanks to everyone, Frank, Crowhugger, Tattie, Charlie, McGrath and all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Sorry I Ate Your Grampa (Frank Ra
From: Charley Noble
Date: 20 Nov 10 - 12:46 PM

We wants a full report!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Sorry I Ate Your Grampa (Frank Rae)
From: GUEST,Gillian Dalziel
Date: 03 Jan 11 - 09:34 PM

I cant find a proper version on You Tube yet. Heres a video I recorded, of Frank singing the tune - the quality of the video aint great but it is worth a watch :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlonVOP06MI


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Sorry I Ate Your Grampa (Frank Rae)
From: Amergin
Date: 03 Jan 11 - 10:38 PM

I'm Sorry I Ate Your Grampa


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm Sorry I Ate Your Grampa (Frank Rae)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 26 Jun 13 - 10:44 AM

I heard a friend sing this at Balerno Folk Club last night, which prompted me to come back to the thread and look again for the words! Thanks for posting them, Frank.
I never realised it was Frank Rae who had written it or I could have got them off him a while back.
The Eyemouth Festival was one of the earlier Both Sides the Tweed festival, and I later (next year) saw the same chap sing it at Stonehaven Folk Festival in the Chorus Cup competition, which he won. Don't know his name: dark hair and thick black-rimmed glasses. Don't know if that will ring any bells with Frank.


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