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I Am My Own Grandpa  Ray Stevens





Now m[D]any, many years ago when I w[A]as twenty-three
I was married to a widder who was pre[D]tty as can be
This widder had a grown up daughter who[G] had hair of red
My [E]father fell in love with her [A]and soon they too were wed.

This [D]made my dad my son-in-law an[A]d changed my very life
My daughter was my mother for she was[D] my father's wife
To complicate the matter even though it[G] brought me joy
I s[E]oon became the father of a bo[A]uncing baby boy.

My li[D]ttle baby then became a brot[A]her-in-law to dad
And so became my uncle though it made[D] me very sad
For if he was my uncle then that also m[G]ade him brother
Of [E]the widder's grown up daughte[A]r who of course was my step-mother.

Fathe[D]r's wife then had a son who [A]kept him on the run
And he became my grandchild for he wa[D]s my daughter's son
My wife is now my mother's mother and i[G]t makes me blue
Bec[E]ause although she is my wife,[A] she's my grandmother too.

Now i[D]f my wife is my grandmother,[A] then I'm her grandchild
And every time I think of it, it near[D]ly drives me wild
For now I have become the strangest cas[G]e you ever saw
As [E]husband of my grandmother, I [A]am my own grandpa.

[D]I'm my o[A]wn grand-[D]pa. [G]I'm my o[G7]wn grand-[A]pa.
It sounds [D]funny I know, but it [G]really is so
Oh, [D]I'm my [A]own grand-[D]pa.


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