Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Music

Thanks to Laura, may you all enjoy this bit of Sunday music (came out in 1952)
Do you remember grandma's lye soap?
Good for everything in the home,
And the secret was in the scrubbing,
It wouldn't suds and couldn't foam.

Then let us sing right out of grandma's, of grandma's lye soap
Used for - for everything, everything on the place,
For pots and kettles, the dirty dishes, and for your hands and for
your face.

So we'll now sing the second verse.
Let's get it with great exuberance, let's live it up.
It's not raining inside tonight.
Everyone, let's have a happy time.
Are we ready? All together, the second verse.

Little Herman and brother Thurman
Had an aversion to washing their ears
Grandma scrubbed them with the lye soap.
And they haven't heard a word in years.

Then let us sing right out of grandma's, of grandma's lye soap.
Sing all out, all over the place.
The pots and kettles, the dirty dishes, and also hands and also f….
(clapping fades)

Well, let's sing what's left of the last verse.
Let's have a happy time, everyone.
The last verse, al-l-l-l together.
Ev-v-v-very one!

Mm-m-m-m. Thank you kindly, kindly,
M-m-mrs. O'Malley, out in the valley,
Suffered from Ulcers, I understand.
She swallowed a cake of grandma's lye soap,
Has the cleanest ulcers in the land.

Then let us sing right out of grandma's, of grandma's lye soap.
Sing right out. All over the place.
The pots and - the pots and pans, oh dirty dishes,
And the hands…….


Dwight said...

I should have known! I found it last night and was just getting ready to post it!

Ann said...


Louise Blood said...

Ask and ye shall receive. How in the world did I ever miss out on that little gem? If it came out in 1952 that was the year I finished my first year of teaching in Powell, and yes, good memmory, Elizabeth, went to Grass Valley in the summer and back to BYU in the fall. Now, what I want to know, who is singing it and how did you both come to have a copy of it.

Ann said...

Dwight, is his name Johnny Rivers? Can't speak for Dwight, but I suspect he did the same thing I did - searched the internet and downloaded it as an Mp3 so now I can play it on my IPod whenever I want. In order to post it to the blog, it had to be converted to a video and that is where Laura came in. I feel bad I got it posted before Dwight - but what a funny song.

Elizabeth said...

Funny, funny! I don't think I've ever heard this in its' entirety. So glad that our total memory is refreshed. Now, it's everyone's duty to learn this well, so that when we get together, we can sing it as a group.

Louise Blood said...

Isn't technology amaziang? Especially when you know how to use it.

Judy said...

This is delightful!