I have a special message for any Baby Boomers out there who are reading this post. And, that is I’m sorry. Furthermore, I apologize in advance for placing this song, Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, into your head on an unending loop. To be sure, I should know, it’s in mine already. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard it, but you’d never guess by how much of it I remember. Some would say that’s the long-term memory us old folks are famous for.
Speaking of Baby Boomers, did you ever wonder why they love to dance so much? As a matter of fact, here’s the Dance Safari post with the answer, “Why Baby Boomers Love to Dance – Hint: It’s the Music“
By the way, I dedicate this post to my baby brother, Roy Tucker, who turns 66 on October 13th. He’s a very talented singer/songwriter/musician himself and I’m sure he’ll get a kick out of listening to a song from our very idyllic childhood on Long Island. Indeed, Roy’s a great guy and everyone who knows him loves him. Happy birthday, bro!
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah.
Anyone from my generation who hears Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, by Allan Sherman, will instantly remember the words and sing along. This video shows the lyrics, just in case your kids or grandkids want to join in. In fact, how cool it would be if you could find a beanie hat with a propeller on top for Halloween?
Please take a few minutes to listen to Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, and enjoy a parody of the first order.
Allan Sherman was born in Chicago, IL on November 30, 1924.
During his short lifetime, he earned a handsome living writing jokes, as well as working as a television producer, singer/songwriter, author, and television host.
A song is born.
During the early 60s, Allan wrote and recorded parodies of folk songs and show tunes. Subsequently, he had an international hit single called, Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah aka the Camp Granada Song, for which he was awarded a Grammy Award. The song was so famous it was made into a children’s book and a board game. Go figure!
After enjoying tremendous success for only ten years, Allan Sherman died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, CA on 11/21/73, just a few days short of his 49th birthday.
Just for fun, I’ve included this Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah remix. Check it out.
Learn more about the life and times of Allan Sherman, here. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Surprised, maybe, but not disappointed.