Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh

Words by Allan Sherman
Music from Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" from La Gioconda
Recorded by Allan Sherman, 1963

 G     Am7             D      Am7   D7    Am7      G
Hello Muddah, hello Fadduh,  here I am at Camp Granada.

         B7        Em
Camp is very entertaining,

          D                   Am7             D        DM7     D7
And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining.

        G      Am7      D       Am7  D7      Am7    G
I went hiking with Joe Spivey; he developed poison ivy.

      B7               Em      Em7     C
You remember Leonard Skinner?

 Am7    D        D7         G         Am7   G
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."
Now 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.

Em       B7 
Take me home, oh Muddah, Fadduh,
Em       B7
Take me home, I hate Granada.
Am7    C    G     G/F#     Em
Don't leave me out in the forest 
C        Am        B7
Where I might get eaten by a bear.
Em       B7                     Em      B7
Take me home, I promise I will not make noise
                       Am7   C   G
Or mess the house with oth - er boys;
     G/F#                Em    C
Oh please don't make me stay,
     Am7       B7   C7    B7
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 stopped hailing. 
Guys are swimming, guys are sailing,
Playing  baseball--gee, dat's bettah!
Muddah, Fadduh, kindly disregard this lettah!

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