Allan Sherman

A Letter From Camp

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

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

All the counsellors 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

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 Muddah, Darling Faddah 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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