Ye Cannae Shove Ye Granny Aff The Bus

Information About Ye Cannae Shove Ye Granny Aff The Bus

Ye Cannae Shove Ye Granny Aff the Bus is a Scottish folk song for children that came to pass around the early 1940s. This is about the time where Scottish migration into the United States hit its all time high, so a combination of popular American culture and Scottish ideology mixed together in order to create this particular song.

We have not come across any information about who the actual author of this song was. It is a variation of the popular song "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain," which is an old children's folk song. This song itself is also a derivation of the Christian church song "When the Chariot Comes. " However, most variations of the song simply use the melody and change the lyrics to a different meaning.

The song, while telling children not to push their grandmothers off the school bus, is meant to be a fun silly song. Granted not all granny's will appreciate this song. Especially because the song tells you not to push your "...mammy's mammy off the bus". But goes on to say that its okay to push "...your daddy's mammy..."

While this song is a lot of fun to sing we encourage everyone to respect their elders, especially their grandparents whether on their mother's of father's side.


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Chloe Milne, Australia

19 June 2014 at 11:54am

I want the recorder note to this song do u know the links to it

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Marie, United Kingdom

7 January 2013 at 4:22pm

First verse push granny off a bus second verse All go round to grannys for our tea third verse Granny wears a awlfully scratchy vest 4th verse Granny eats her porridge with a fork

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Kirsten, United Kingdom

11 October 2012 at 10:44pm

Luv this wee song we used to sing aye aye yipy ur grannies s hippy singing aye aye yipy yipy aye does anybody remember this

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Lily, United Kingdom

27 February 2012 at 4:02pm

there is a verse and it goes like this: oh my granny is a little crazy queen stagedeadx2

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Chris, United States

7 February 2012 at 4:10pm

A small group of friends and I sang this song on all the bus trips and we still sing it when we get together. We were first generation Scottish-American aka "The wee scot girls" as our neighbors referred to us. We taught all of our non-scot friend the song.. Brings back great memories.. Now our kids all sing it as well.

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Pip, New Zealand

16 November 2011 at 12:47am

you cannae shove your teacher... because she'll come and beat you

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Brenda, Chad

28 October 2011 at 7:02pm

I grew up with my Grany singing this song to me. Boy does it bring back memories. It is still funny to me, after all these year.

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Bob, Costa Rica

25 August 2011 at 9:03am

What about my grand dad got arrested by police Oh my granded got arrested by police He was arrested right here Because he'd had to much beer Oh my grandad

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Ellie, United Kingdom

19 February 2011 at 2:14pm

this is an ace song

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Amy, United Kingdom

24 January 2011 at 7:32pm

This is mine and my granda's song, we sing it together all the times, so funny!

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Aimee-rose, United Kingdom

25 November 2010 at 8:05pm

I love this song me and my little brothers 3 and 4 kezie and jackson always sing this song an jackson 3 is even singing it right now while i am tiping so dose anyone like let the sunshine by Labrinth

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Ruby May, United Kingdom

1 November 2010 at 7:44pm

Fantastic song! Here's another verse: #Oh your father threw your grannie off a bus, # #Oh your father threw your grannie off a bus, # #Oh your father threw your grannie, # #What a crazy daddy, # #Your father threw your grannie off a bus!#

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Amy, London

23 July 2010 at 8:46pm

Brilliant song! Can you shove your sister off the bus?

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John, Tuakau, New Zealand

24 May 2010 at 7:38am

Also: Ye cannae slurp ya porridge wi' a fork. Anybody know any other verses?

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George, London

29 August 2009 at 4:55pm

Here's a better second verse: Oh my granny wears an awfu scratchy vest, Oh my granny wears an awfu scratchy vest, Oh my granny feels the cold, because she's very old, Oh my granny wears an awfu scratchy vest.

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John, Kilmarnock

23 June 2009 at 4:04am

I love a laugh.

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John, Kilmarnock

23 June 2009 at 4:02am

ford kiernan in style of frank sinatra

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