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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 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.
How 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 better
Muddah, faddah kindly disregard this letter.
Information About Camp Grenada
The song "Camp Grenada" was released in 1963 by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch as a novelty song. The song is a parody that complains about conditions at Camp Granada and is based on actual letters, song writer; Allan Sherman received from his son Robert while he was at summer camp. The song was released in 1963.
The lyrics tell of a tale of incidents that keep happening at camp such as children being lost or poisoned. Once the letter comes to an end, the child then tells the parent that he was exaggerating everything in order to go home since he was so bored.
This song was on the top charts for three weeks. It was also shown in television shows and movies. It also was able to win a Grammy Award.
"Camp Grenada" is better known as "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)'. The melody is taken from Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" from the opera "La Gioconda"(Mona Lisa).
The music was also used in Disney's "Fantasia", where it was played as Lady Hippos were dancing the Ballet.
Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs
This version gives us more insight about Camp Granada
GRANADA! Camp Granada, bleeeck!
Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh. I am back at Camp Granada.
And I'm writing you this letter just to say my compound fracture's getting better.
No one here knows where my trunk is and my bunk is where the skunk is.
And this year the food's improving 'cause the little black things in it are not moving.
Our camp nurse is quite a swimmer. She says swimming makes you slimmer.
Her name's Mrs. Balagreeni. Have you ever seen a whale in a bikini?
All our bathrooms have such thin doors. Gee, I wish they'd move them indoors.
We're all tired of Mother Goose here. So next Friday night they're having Lenny Bruce here.
Let me stay, oh Muddah, Fadduh. Let me stay, I love Granada.
Every night the camp fire's really keen. Oh mom, please send some unguentine.
Let me stay, out here in mother nature's land and tip-toe through the tulips grand.
To leave would be a shame. Besides, I'd miss the poker game.
Please don't worry, Fadduh, Muddah. I'll take care of little brother.
He plays ball here and he rows here and I hope they teach him how to blow his nose here.
He wakes up at half past six and goes directly to the quick sand.
He was lonely, now he's better. He's like all of us except his bed is wetter.