Wo Shi Laowai – Wo Pa Shui

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A Song For The Times

Posted by MyLaowai on Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Oh, many, many years ago when I was twenty-three
I was married to a widow who was purty as can be
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 changed my very life
For my daughter was my mother ’cause she was my father’s wife
To complicate the matter though it really brought me joy
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.

This little baby then became a brother-in-law to Dad
And so became my uncle though it made me very sad
For if he was my uncle then that also made him brother
Of the widow’s grown-up daughter who of course is my step-mother.

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 grandmama 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
For now I have become the strangest case you ever saw
As husband of my grandma 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

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