Oh, You Cannae Shove your Granny off a Bus!

My Son, when he was 6-7, and now my daughter, at the same age, study the Katie Morag stories by Mairi Hedderwick.

They are sweet tales about a little girl who lives on the fictitious Isle of Struay, off the coast of Scotland.  Beautiul  illustrations and stories.  Lil Man loved them when he first started studying them, so I bought a small box set of the books.

One of the stories was …

Katie Morag and the Grand Concert

Katie Morag and the Grand Concert

A cute story about Katie getting to sing in a local concert.

She starts of singing an old traditional Scottish childrens song.

The Song of Two Grandmothers.

The Song of Two Grandmothers.

Oh you cannae shove your granny of a bus!

No you cannae shove your granny off a bus!

Oh you cannae shove your granny,

Cos she’s your mammy’s mammy,

No you cannae shove your granny off a bus!

(Sung to the tune of “She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain”)

The kids had a giggle, they loved the song, then came the second verse

You can shove your other granny of a bus,

Yes, you can shove your other granny off a bus!

You can shove your other granny

Cos she’s your daddy’s Mammy,

You can shove your other granny off a bus!

Oops!  I had to stop them singing that!  (But I couldn’t!)

My mother found it hilarious, but then she finds anything the kids do funny, but my mother in law might have been a tad offended at that one.  She possibly wouldn’t have understood that it was only a song… and would have thought that I was teaching them to ‘push her off a bus’!!

And Lil Princess would have been around 4, so trying to stop a 4 year old from singing things…IMPOSSIBLE!!!

Then Hubby Dearest was slightly concerned… “What kind of songs are you teaching the kids??!”

But its just a traditional rhyme, a little light hearted jest!

And once I read the story, it stays in my head for days!

As Lil Princess pulled the story out yesterday, I just had to share it with you today!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. EllieSpeddersxoxo
    May 19, 2017 @ 09:48:39

    love this song! sing it everyday!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

  2. edwinasepisodes
    Mar 07, 2015 @ 20:25:10

    Great little song!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

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