ARTIST: Allan Sherman
TITLE: Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah (A Letter from Camp)
Lyrics and Chords

[Music from Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" from La Gioconda]

Hello Muddah, hello Faddah
Here I am at camp Grenada
Camp is very entertaining
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining

/ G - D - / D7 - G - / F#7 - Bm - / D A D7 - /

I went hiking with Joe Spivey
He developed poison ivy
You remember Leonard Skinner
He got ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner

/ " / " / B7 - C - / G D7 G - /

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 organize 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

   / Gm - Cm - / / Gm - Bb - / Eb - D7 - /

   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 Fadduh, 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 bettah
Muddah, Faddah kindly disregard this letter

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