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Re: My own granpa

Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 30, 2001

In Reply to: My own granpa posted by Dr John on January 30, 2001

: Some years ago (decades!) there was a country/western song called "I'm my own granpa". The lyrics of the song prove logically that the singer IS his own granpa.
: Can anyone send me a copy of the lyrics?

I'm my own granpa...I'm my own granpa
It sounds funny, I know, But it really is so
I'm my own granpa.

Now many many years ago when I was 23
I was married to a widow who was pretty as could be
This widow had a grown up daughter who had hair of red
My father fell in love with her & soon the 2 were wed
This made my dad my son-in-law & changed my very life
My daughter was now my mother cause she was my father's wife
To complicate the matter, even though it brought me joy
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy
My little baby then became a brother in law to dad
And, so, became my uncle though it made me very sad
For if he was my uncle then that also made him brother
Of the widow's grown-up daughter who, of course was my step-mother

I'm my own granpa...I'm my own granpa
It sounds funny, I know, But it really is so
I'm my own granpa.

Father's wife then had a son that kept him on the run
Now he became my brother, for he was my father's son
My wife was now my mother's mother and it makes me blue
Because although she is my wife, she's my grandmother, too
Now if my wife is my grandmother, then I am her grand-child
For every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild
And now I have become the strangest case you ever saw
As the husband of my own grandmother; I'm my own grand-pa

I'm my own granpa...I'm my own granpa
It sounds funny, I know, But it really is so
I'm my own granpa.

Moe Jaffe and Dwight Latham, 1947, based on a Mark Twain anecdote.