Saturday, March 04, 2006

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! (A Letter from Camp)

Allan Sherman, Lou Busch (adaptation) Allan Sherman Warner Bros. 1963
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.
This enduring little ditty is a testament to Sherman's genius as poet-commentator on the travails of youth. Is there any Baby-Boomer who doesn't instantly think of Camp Grenada's alligator-filled lake on hearing Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours?


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