"Hey Grandma" as written by and Donald J. Stevenson Jerry A. Miller Jr.....
Hey Grandma, you're so young
Your old man's just a boy
Been a long time this time (pow-pow-pow)
Been a long time this time (pow-pow-pow)
Been a long time this time round, this time round
Everything is upside down, upside down
Sure lookin' good
You're lookin' so good
You're sure lookin' good

SF freak scene was on my mind
Fillmore Slim is just a-wasting time
Well I got high this time (pow-pow-pow)
Well I got high this time (pow-pow-pow)
Well I got high this time round, this time round
Everything is upside down, upside down
Cause your lookin' good
You're lookin' so good
You're sure lookin' good

Robitussin make me feel so fine
Robitussin and Elderberry wine
Hey Grandma
Hey Grandma
Hey Grandma
Hey Grandma


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"Hey Grandma" as written by Jerry A. Miller Jr. Donald J. Stevenson

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    General CommentThe song is about the Haight-Ashbury scene in San Francisco around 1966-1967. At the time long "granny dresses" were popular among young hippie girls, and the song's title and first verse is a nod to them. Fillmore Slim was a neighborhood character --- musician, hustler, raconteur --- and many of the locals without funds would use whatever was cheap and available to get high, including Robitussin (cough syrup)and elderberry wine, as mentioned in the last verse.
    Parabaron July 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthahaha
    nefittyon June 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure what this song is about, but I think the writer was tripping. I love the vocal harmony and the guitar "crosstalk." This is their best song yet! Hooray Moby Grape!
    GermanOrganistBrockon February 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWobbly, rocking guitar lick to push this one off the starting blocks - opening track to the best rock 'n roll album of 1967.

    Never knew what the lyrics were til now - cough syrup and a hedgerow wine...! There is something enchantingly fresh about that line.
    Fatschlampon July 29, 2016   Link

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