Archive for October 10th, 2012

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Camp Granada by Allan Sherman

Hello muddah, hello faddah
Here I am at Camp Granada
Camp is very entertaining
And they say we’ll have some fun if it stops raining.

I went hiking with Joe Spivy.
He developed poison ivy.
You remember Leonard Skinner
He got ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner.

All the counsellors hate the waiters
And the lake has alligators
And the head coach wants no sissies
So he reads to us from something called Ulysses.

Now I don’t want this should scare ya
But my bunkmate has malaria.
You remember Jeffrey Hardy
They’re about to organize a searching party.

Take me home, oh muddah, faddah
Take me home, I hate Granada!
Don’t leave me out in the forest
Where I might get eaten by a bear.

Take me home, I promise I will not make noise,
Or mess the house with other boys.
Oh, please don’t make me stay,
I’ve been here one whole day.

Dearest faddah, darling muddah,
How’s my precious little bruddah?
Let me come home, if you miss me
I would even let Aunt Bertha hug and kiss me.

Wait a minute, it’s stopped hailing.
Guys are swimming, guys are sailing
Playing baseball, gee that’s bettah
Muddah, faddah kindly disregard this letter!

From: http://boyscouttrail.com/content/song/camp_granada-462.asp

Date: 1963

By: Allan Sherman (1924-1973)