Ye Dareny Shove Yer Granny Off A Bus

It’s a silly Irish ditty, that my father sang to me. And even though I have a LOUSY singing voice, I’ve sung it to all my sons, as well. Thanks to technology in a Palm Zire 72, I was able to record my youngest wee fellow, singing along with me. You have to understand.. this wee fellow is two years old plus a month. And he’s simply adorable. He loves singing, dancing, exploring his world, and just being the happiest little person I know.

He’ll spend hours with me in the evening, sitting on my knee, listening to everything from Pachelbel to AC/DC, and everything in between. For some reason though, he does seem to enjoy Irish music.. especially as performed by the Irish Rovers, and his dad.

Which is odd.. considering he is half Dutch. Every heard any good Dutch tunes? I thought not. Neither have I.

Anyhow.. excuse the dad’s lousy singing voice.. but here’s a short recording of Dad and David doing a duet of Ye Dareny Shove Yer Granny Off A Bus as David sat on my big old wooden desk in front of me, singing away, giggling, smiling, and giving lots of hugs and kisses.

I’ll probably kick myself in the morning for posting this.. and will be embarrassed at the world’s ability to hear how badly I sing. Oh well.. David’s cuteness over rides my embarrassment. But David is heading to Edmonton next week with his mom, and I thought it would be kind of cool if David could sing this for his granny. He’s got the “bus” part down right 🙂

4 thoughts on “Ye Dareny Shove Yer Granny Off A Bus”

  1. Dad, you shouldn’t be burdening the rest of the world with your voice, as you make desperate attempts to sing… Mind I cant actually listen to cause of my slow computer.. (hint hint). But I’m sure that David did a fine job of singing, and probably makes up for your lack of talent. Love you Dad!! Alex

  2. Hey! Who asked for comments from the Peanut Gallery anyhow?? 😛 It’s too bad you couldn’t hear it. You’d probably laugh a lot. At me. Ah well.. you’re wee brother sure enjoyed it 🙂 Love you, Alex!!! Dad..

  3. My Scottish mother-in-law sings “Ye Canny Shove Yer Granny Off The Bus” which sounds remarkably similar. She takes scandalous pleasure in singing “ye can shove yer other granny, ’cause she’s yer daddy’s mammy…”

  4. Hey Damian! Yes, is the same song. Probably some variations due to geographical and dialect differences – I grew up with the “dareny” (sometimes also sort of pronounced “durnae”) version. My father never sang the second verse though 🙂

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