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Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer (Brian Burton) with video

            #1939: YouTube video by threelegsoman ©2011
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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 and Grandpa, we believe.

She'd been drinkin' too much egg nog,
And we begged her not to go;
But she'd left her medication,
So she stumbled out the door into the snow.

When they found her Christmas mornin',
At the scene of the attack,
There were hoof prints on her forehead,
And incriminating Claus marks on her back.

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 and Grandpa, we believe.

Now we're all so proud of Grandpa,
He's been takin' this so well;
See him in there watchin' football,
Drinkin' beer and playin' cards with cousin Belle.

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?

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 and Grandpa, we believe.

Now the goose is on the table,
And the pudding made of pig;
And a blue and silver candle,
That would just have matched the hair in Grandma's wig.

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

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 and Grandpa, we believe.

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 and Grandpa, we believe.

####.... Randy Brooks, 1977 ....####
This variant was recorded by The Irish Rovers on a studio album (Songs Of Christmas, trk#13, 1999, Rover Records).

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The YouTube video above features a live guitar performance of a variant by Tony Archibald from Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man.

A variant was also recorded by Brian Burton on compilation albums by various artists (A Newfie Gold Christmas, trk#2, 1990, Sound Ideas, Corner Brook, NL); and (Downhomer Presents Newfoundland Chistmas, trk#7, 1999, Avalon Music, St. John's, NL); and (Big Newfoundland Tunes, Volume 4 : Newfoundland Christmas Songs From The Banks Of Newfoundland Radio Show, trk#4, 2003).


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[G] Grandma got run over by a reindeer,
Walking home from our house Christmas [C] Eve;
You can say there's no such thing as [D] Santa,
But [G] as for me and [D] Grandpa, we [G] believe.

[Em] She'd been drinkin' too much [D] egg nog,
And we'd begged her not to [G] go;
But she'd left her [C] medication,
So she [G] stumbled out the [D] door into the [G] snow.





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