My own grandpa

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  1. Guy

    Guy Whose knowledge is boundless

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    Mailing lists and forums often contain postings about the Dwight Latham & Moe Jaffenovelty song first recorded by Guy Lombardo and subsequently many others, I'm my own grandpa.

    However what is not often realised is that the situation does occur in life.
    There is a good explanation (sourced) on the net at

    http://www.
    genealogymagazine.com/grandpa.html

    which is well worth reading.

    For those who don't know there are many versions online (try You Tube) and lyrics are -


    Many, many years ago
    When I was twenty-three
    I was married to a widow
    Who was pretty as can be

    Now this widow had a grown up daughter
    Who had hair of red
    My father fell in love with her
    And soon the two were wed

    This made my dad my son-in-law
    And really changed my very life
    For my daughter was my mother
    'Cause she was my father's wife

    And to complicate the matter
    Even though it brought me joy
    I soon became the father
    Of a bouncing baby boy, yes I did

    My little baby then became
    My brother-in-law to Dad
    And so became my uncle
    Though it made me very sad

    For if he were my uncle
    Then that also made him brother
    Of the widow's grown-up daughter
    Who of course was my step-mother
    Don't you know?

    My father's wife then had a son
    Who kept them on the run
    And he became my grandchild
    For he was my daughter's son

    My wife is now my mother's mother
    And it makes me blue
    Because although she is my wife
    She's my grandmother too

    Now if my wife is my grandmother
    Then I'm her grandchild
    And every time I think of it
    It nearly drives me wild

    'Cause now I have become
    The strangest case you ever saw
    As husband of my grandmother
    I am my own grandpa

    I'm my own grandpa
    I'm my own grandpa

    It sounds funny I know
    But it really is so
    Oh, I'm my own grandpa

    I'm my own grandpa
    Now listen to this
    I'm my own grandpa
    It sounds funny I know
    But it really is so
    Oh, I'm my own grandpa

    I'm my own grandpa
    I'm my own grandpa
    It sounds funny I know
    But it really is so
    Oh, I'm my own grandpa

    Cheers
    Guy
     
  2. Daft Bat

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    Excellent, Guy.

    The closest to this that I have in my family is: Pharaoh Smith having a brother George, who was born 27 years after Pharaoh. Pharaoh's son Peter was born just 2 years after George. George and Peter married sisters, Elizabeth and Fanny. :)
     

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