Oh Momma, what will grandpa do
by Barb D
(Pueblo, CO USA)
Oh Momma, what will grandpa do?
He's gone away to heaven.
Without his silver spectacles, that Uncle John has given.
He cannot read his paper now, or find his hickory stick.
He'll put his coat on wrong side out and make the people laugh.
So, Momma, if you'll dress me up, just like an angel bright, I'll put a ladder 'gainst the sky and take them up tonight.
This is a song that my grandmother sang to my mother, she sang to me and I have sung to my children, gandchildren and great-grandson. I would love to know if there is more to the song and where it came from.