Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Allan Sherman (November 30, 1924)

Allan Sherman was born in Chicago, and enjoyed a long career as a TV writer, comic songwriter, and performer of Yiddishy parodies. In the sixties he had a major hit LP (remember those?) with satiric songs called "My son the Folksinger."

His best-known song begins:

Hello Muddah, hello Fadduh,
Here I am at Camp Grenada
Camp is very entertaining
and they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining.

Clearly a hero to all Jews.

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