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Grandmother's Stories

Today, I'd like to share another song with you.

Grandmothers’ Stories

By: Deirdre M. Murphy


CHORUS:......When the chores get too hard and the day seems too long,
.......................Or the night is too scary, or a lecture too strong,
.......................Grandmother will be there with a story or two
.......................Just listen and enjoy, she won’t force lessons on you.

Diana was a girl like you, fearless, strong, and bold
She could string a really solid bow, and didn’t mind the cold
She brought home meat for her family instead of ‘broidery and lace
They might not have thought her ladylike, but she won her own place

CHORUS

Grandson, you’ll want to hear of Loki’s latest tricks
You’ll laugh when Thor grabs his hammer and gets only painted sticks
But it’s not so great when Loki needs a friend because he’s down
And no one helps, ‘cause all his tricks are the talk of every town.

CHORUS

Granddaughter, I’ll tell you now, a tale of love gone wrong
Of a young wife who did listen to the gossip in a song
She’d promised to not look upon her husband in the night
But he left her when she broke her word, and peeked by candle light.

CHORUS

And you, small one, I’ll tell a tale of a girl who wove and spun
Such wondrous garments, I tell you now, I wish I had just one,
She bragged that she was better than any Goddess at her loom
But the Goddess heard; she still weaves now, a spider in the gloom.

CHORUS

Copyright © 2003 and 2010 Deirdre M. Murphy (written June 17, 2003) Most Rights Reserved.
If somone wants chords, please ask.



As always, I love to hear from you!

Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
ext_226164
Feb. 26th, 2010 11:41 am (UTC)
Lovely song
I really liked reading the song, and I'm not much into poetry and all that stuff. Sometimes, during reading, the lines seem a little "rugged", but it's all done in a very lovely storyteller voice.
xjenavivex
Feb. 26th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Very nice story in your song.
wyld_dandelyon
Feb. 26th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Edited at 2010-02-26 10:54 pm (UTC)
mdlbear
Feb. 26th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Nice.
wyld_dandelyon
Feb. 26th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 26th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
Grandmother's Stories
I used to sing folk songs, several tens of years ago, and the very best songs always taught a lesson to those who listened. The only thing I would suggest is adding a Hey-nonnie-nonnie, to the chorus.

Barb Relyea
wyld_dandelyon
Feb. 26th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Grandmother's Stories
Oh, my! I don't know if I want to try singing it to that tune...
ext_217211
Feb. 27th, 2010 11:05 am (UTC)
how quaint - a song for fridayflash - great story. :)
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