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Lyr Add: Hanna My Delta Gamma

John M. 10 Oct 04 - 10:08 PM
masato sakurai 10 Oct 04 - 11:08 PM
John M. 10 Oct 04 - 11:28 PM
GUEST,Clint Keller 11 Oct 04 - 01:38 AM
GUEST,John Frushour 09 Mar 08 - 04:06 AM
GUEST,John Frushour 17 May 08 - 09:56 AM
GUEST,john frushour 09 Sep 10 - 08:38 AM
GUEST,Second verse 15 Jan 11 - 09:43 PM
GUEST,Pat Filson VanNoy 04 Sep 11 - 10:01 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Hanna My Delta Gamma
From: John M.
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 10:08 PM

This is from a telephone "field recording" of John Frushour. He learned this in the early 1950's at Indiana University.

Hanna, My Delta Gamma

Hanna, my Delta Gamma,
She's got a figure like a baby grand piana
She's not so nifty, she weighs two fifity,
But fat girls now and then are relished by the best of men.

Oh Hanna, my Delta Gamma,
I put my arms around as far as they will go, go, go,
Oh, I don't care for pretty faces,
All I want is Hanna's graces,
Hanna my Delta Gamma!

You can listen to a low quality public domain mp3 of the song here: http://tinyurl.com/5nhky (61KB)

This song is very rare. I have only found one reference to on the net (See here: http://tinyurl.com/4okf3). I interviewed the window of the Paul Schifferli the author of that online book. She confirmed the tune and remembered some of the lyrics (Listen here: http://tinyurl.com/4ovof (57KB)).

If you wish to use any of these mp3s on mudcat, I have made it public domain and John Frushour & Deborrah Schefferli have both agrred to the public domain issuance of these recordings.

Sincerely,

John Patrick Mehlberg
~
My, mostly traditional, bawdy songs, toasts and recitations website: www.immortalia.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hanna My Delta Gamma
From: masato sakurai
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 11:08 PM

Some versions (not so different) on the net:

(1) Anchors Online - Delta Gamma Song Lyrics

Hannah

Well, well, well, Hannah
My Delta Gamma
She's got a figure like a baby grand piana
She's kind of nifty
She weighs two-fifty
But fat girls now and then
Are cherished by the best of men
Well, well, well, Hannah
My Delta Gamma
I'll put my arms around as far as they will go, go, go, go, go
I don't care for other faces
I just go for Hannah's graces
Hannah, my Delta Gamma!

(2) The Straight Dope Was the melody of The Star Spangled Banner taken from an old drinking song

You want to use the lyrics above for a singalong, more power to you. But in my heart they'll never replace, "Oh Anna, my Delta Gamma, she's got legs like a baby grand pianuh."

(3) Delta Gamma, Kappa Chapter Hannah

"Well, well, well, Hannah! My Delta Gamma..."

The idea of Hannah first surfaced in an old vaudeville hit, "Hannah from Indiana" by R.H. Wilson (who would later become a DG dad). The familiar Delta Gamma song, "Hannah," has been sung since the 1930's

(4) Children's Songs Part Two

Hanna The Delta Gamma
From Cally Soukup's mother (who was a Pi Phi)

Oh, oh, oh, Hannah
My Delta Gamma
She's got legs like a baby grand piana.
She ain't so nifty.
She weighs 250.
But fat girls now and then are cherished by the best of men.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hanna My Delta Gamma
From: John M.
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 11:28 PM

Dear Masato Sakurai,

Thanks for the extra texts. I great appreciate you finding these as it gives some variants and gives me the tune for the song.

Sincerely,

John Mehlberg
~
A toast: May you live as long as you want to and want to as long as you live.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hanna My Delta Gamma
From: GUEST,Clint Keller
Date: 11 Oct 04 - 01:38 AM

I heard this at the University of Idaho about 1948. But they sang "stylish stout" instead of "fat."

clint


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hanna My Delta Gamma
From: GUEST,John Frushour
Date: 09 Mar 08 - 04:06 AM

To: John Mehlberg

From : John Frushour

John,

I have returned from the dead. I am presently using my wife's computer until I can get mine hooked up. It has all the songs on it that I sent you, but I know that I have more. The E-mail here is nuday12@verizon.net If this E-mail reaches you then let me know at nuday12@verizon.net as I do not know how to contact you

I love the web-site. Why wouldn't I? It has made me famous.

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hanna My Delta Gamma
From: GUEST,John Frushour
Date: 17 May 08 - 09:56 AM

John

I have a new e-mail address, it is cococats32@verizon.net - did you get the song I sent you? "There Are No Chi Omegas at Purdue"? if so let me know.

I also have some military pictures that I have found, if you still want one.

Since I haven't heard from you I feel that I have lost touch.

best regards,

John


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hanna My Delta Gamma
From: GUEST,john frushour
Date: 09 Sep 10 - 08:38 AM

To:

John Patrick

I have a new e mail address, it is cococats76@comcast.net if you get this message please contact me at that e mail address. Or call me anytime at 574-722-6424

John Frushour


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hanna My Delta Gamma
From: GUEST,Second verse
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 09:43 PM

Well look at Hanna,
She's got a man-a
She's losing weight all around her fann-a;
She's getting nifty
She's lost one-fifty
And now I say it's hard to keep the boys away
From my Hanna
My Delta Gamma
Oh how I long to tell her that I love her so, so, so-so-so.
I don't care for pretty faces, I just long for Hanna's graces,
HANNA! My Delta Gamma!

With a D and an E and an LTA, well well well Hanna, my Delta Gamma. (Repeat)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hanna My Delta Gamma
From: GUEST,Pat Filson VanNoy
Date: 04 Sep 11 - 10:01 PM

I was a member the first pledges class at Florida State University. Gamma Mu Chapter
Fall of 1951.
Of course, Hannah was one of our favorites.
I was just now visiting my past and Hannah popped into my mind.
Now I can''t get it out of my mind. Don't want to.


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