Hello Mudda! Hello Fadda!
(to the tune of "Dance Of The Hours")
Words & Music:
Allan Sherman & Amilcare Ponchielli
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Hello, Muddah. Hello, Faddah. Here I am at Camp Grenada.
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Camp is very entertaining and they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining.
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I went hiking with Joe Spivey; he developed poison ivy.
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You remember Leonard Skinner; he got ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner.
All the counselors 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 Jeffery Hardy; they're about to organize a searching party.
Am Em Am Em
Take me home, oh, Muddah, Faddah. Take me home, I hate Grenada.
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Don't leave me out in the forest where I might get eaten by a bear.
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Take me home - I promise I will not make noise, or mess the house with other boys.
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Oh, please don't make me stay - I've been here one whole day.
Dearest Fadduh, 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.