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Grandma Runover Reindeer/Irish Rovers ?

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GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER


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skarpi 25 Nov 07 - 03:03 PM
Rapparee 25 Nov 07 - 03:38 PM
Dave Swan 25 Nov 07 - 09:41 PM
Dave Swan 25 Nov 07 - 09:44 PM
Rapparee 26 Nov 07 - 10:04 PM
Herga Kitty 27 Nov 07 - 04:43 PM
The Fooles Troupe 27 Nov 07 - 09:28 PM
PoppaGator 28 Nov 07 - 01:49 PM
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Subject: Grandma Runover Reindeer/Irish Rovers ?
From: skarpi
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 03:03 PM

hi all , I was wandering have any of you heard this song ?

All the best Skarpi Iceland


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Subject: RE: Grandma Runover Reindeer/Irish Rovers ?
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 03:38 PM

Skarpi, I don't know if the Irish Rovers did this or not.


Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

(by Elmo and Patsy)   

CHORUS:
Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas Eve.
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me an' Grandpa, we believe.

She'd been drinking too much eggnog,
And we begged her not to go.
But she forgot her medication,
And she staggered out the door into the snow.

When we found her Christmas morning,
At the scene of the attack
She had hoof prints on her forehead,
And incriminating Claus marks on her back.

CHORUS

Now we're all so proud of Grandpa,
He's been taking this so well.
See him in there watching football,
Drinking beer and playing cards with cousin Mel.

It's not Christmas without Grandma,
All the family's dressed in black.
And we just can't help but wonder
Should we open up her gifts or send them back?

CHORUS

Now the goose is on the table
And the pudding made of fig (ahhhhh!)
And the blue and silver candles,
That would just have matched the hair in Grandma's wig.

I've warned all my friends and neighbours,
Better watch out for yourselves.
They should never give a license,
To a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves.

Sing it, Grandpa!

CHORUS


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Subject: RE: Grandma Runover Reindeer/Irish Rovers ?
From: Dave Swan
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 09:41 PM

It was, indeed, Elmo Shropshire, a graduate of veterinary school, and his knock-out-then-wife Patsy, who recorded Grandma Got, etc.

We spent a couple of Christmas seasons on the road with the Harvest Festival craft show appearing opposite Elmo and Patsy and the Turkey River Boys (later the Turkey River Cruise Jockeys). They were all very nice people and we have fond memories of all of them. BUT! I'll really be just fine if I don't hear that song again.

Dr. Elmo is Elmo's website.

D


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Subject: RE: Grandma Runover Reindeer/Irish Rovers ?
From: Dave Swan
Date: 25 Nov 07 - 09:44 PM

I should add that E&P recorded it, but it was written by Randy Brooks.

D


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Subject: RE: Grandma Runover Reindeer/Irish Rovers ?
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Nov 07 - 10:04 PM

Yes, indeed, the Irish Rovers did record it! In 1999 on their "Christmas" album.

Check out the Irish Rovers website at www.irishrovers.info -- the recording is still available.


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Subject: RE: Grandma Runover Reindeer/Irish Rovers ?
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 27 Nov 07 - 04:43 PM

It made it to England.... I've been haunted by the chorus for years after hearing it on BBC radio and ever since trying to forget.....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Grandma Runover Reindeer/Irish Rovers ?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 27 Nov 07 - 09:28 PM

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071128/ap_en_mu/grandma_reindeer_suit

'Grandma ... Reindeer' singer is sued

LOS ANGELES - A feud involving the man who sang "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" could wind up in court, just in time for Christmas.

Elmo Shropshire was sued for breach of contract Monday by a company that claims he interfered in a $1 million-plus deal to sell musical trucks, bobblehead dolls, snow globes and cookie jars featuring characters from an animated show based on the novelty song.

The tale about Santa mowing down a tipsy grandma with his sleigh was first heard in 1979 and has become a holiday favorite. It inspired a 2000 animated TV program that continues to run seasonally around the world.

The Fred Rappoport Co. of California contends it has the rights to use the song for products featuring characters from that program. Rappoport claims it got those specific rights under a 2004 settlement of a lawsuit filed by Shropshire.

The new lawsuit, which seeks at least $2 million in damages, was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. It contends that Shropshire this month improperly sent cease-and-desist letters to two companies that made a deal with Rappoport to market products featuring characters from the animated show.

Shropshire, who lives north of San Francisco in Novato, contended Tuesday that he was legally enforcing his rights to the song.

Rappoport "can sell any characters he wants from the movie," Shropshire said. "But I own the copyright from the song. He can't use the song without my permission."

Shropshire continued: "The song preceded the (animated) show by 20 years. There are a number of companies that license that song from us to make toys and to make CDs and to make a number of things. They're not going to feel so good if we allow someone else to use it for free."


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Subject: RE: Grandma Runover Reindeer/Irish Rovers ?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 28 Nov 07 - 01:49 PM

If Randy Brooks wrote the song, not Elmo, why isn't Randy the person with the copyright?


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