We’ve Come a Long Way From Camp Granada!

Do you remember the song,”Camp Granada”? Allan Sherman and Lou Busch won a grammy in 1964 for their song about the woes of summer camp.

Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.homesick camper
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 Spivey
He developed poison ivy
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 launch a searching party.

Take me home, oh muddah faddah, take me home.
I hate Grenada. 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. Hows my precious little bruddah? Let me come home if ya miss me. I will even let Aunt Bertha hug and kiss me.

Wait a minute, it stopped hailing
Guys are swimming, guys are sailing
Playing baseball, gee that’s betta
Mudduh, Fadduh, kindly disregard this letta!

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