Camp Grenada

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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.

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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.

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Miriam, Canada

9 April 2013 at 1:52am

Do you know where I can find the music score without having to pay for it to download? I started playing piano, and this is one of my fathers favorite songs, so I want to try to play it for him

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Cathy, United States

8 March 2012 at 8:17pm

I am trying to change lyrics to customize the song to our church camp and use as a puppet presentation for the children at church...the idea is to try to excite them to go to church camp. Anyone creative and can help me with a few lines that would follow the melody but be different words? thanks

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Matt, United States

1 March 2012 at 3:21am

im in my school`s band and we`re playing "dance of the hours", the music that the song lyrics are put to. our conductor told us about the song so i couldn`t resist finding out what the lyrics were. ITS HALARIOUS!

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Sara, Iran, Islamic Republic Of

12 February 2012 at 6:18pm

i have lots of memories from this song! i'm glad i could remind them all!

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Roxas, Japan

29 November 2011 at 1:35am

ok i meant summer and camp

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Roxas, Japan

29 November 2011 at 1:34am

WOAH lol too funny im never going to simmer cant Ahahaha

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Janet, United States

30 October 2011 at 2:48pm

Brings back alot of laughs, remember Good old days when songs were funny & clean. Loved it. :-)

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Ellen, Australia

1 September 2011 at 12:43am

Was browsing through some songs to sing to my toddler grandson. Used to sing this when I was a kid. It still is a 'feel good' song. Thanks Bus Songs for posting it.

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Michael, China

8 July 2011 at 7:05am

I remember having this song on an album when I was a kid. Loved it then & love it now!

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Justin Beiber, Australia

6 April 2011 at 10:43am

Hey guys i reckon this is just too good. i mite use this in my nxt song

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Lola, United Kingdom

24 March 2011 at 5:06pm

jeez i cant stop laughing! LOL LOL LOL IT A CLASSIC

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Sean, United States

4 March 2011 at 8:52pm

Jeff, that would correct. A band called Lynyrd Skynyrd...

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John, Australia

31 January 2011 at 4:29am

What about... Men counslors hate the lady waiters,they even call them hot tomaters? YES OR YES!

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Puneet96, Italy

19 January 2011 at 6:57pm

this is a nice place caravan sales

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Puneet96, India

19 January 2011 at 6:54pm

India is the best. caravan sales

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Jeff, United States

7 January 2011 at 7:45pm

There's a rumor going around that some musician named his rock band after the kid who got ptomaine poisoning last night at dinner; not after some gym teacher. Time line fits, anyway.

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Brenna, United States

8 December 2010 at 4:01pm

one of my fav. songs!

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Brittany, United States

2 December 2010 at 1:04am

My friend, Arianna, fist sung this song to me at school! I love it so much; it's HILLARIOUS! :)

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Philip, United States

29 November 2010 at 9:47pm

I am 66 now. It has been so long I can't remember the tune (at least not all of it.) Can anyone help? Phil [email protected]

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Stopspy, United States

16 November 2010 at 6:23am

3 claymores?

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