“Your Auntie Grizelda” Lyrics

Yeah, uh, she knows her mind alright, your Auntie Grizelda
She says she knows my kind, she might may be so
Oh yeah, she’s raised you right, your Auntie Grizelda
You only know the things she wants you to know

Look just like her you do
I know by lookin’ at you
That you’ve been listening to your Auntie Grizelda-a-a

You can’t begrudge her style, your Auntie Grizelda
Uh, she wouldn’t budge a smile and do it for free
Oh yeah, she’s raised you right, your Auntie Grizelda
So proper judging others over her tea

I know she’s a-havin’ a fit
She doesn’t like me a bit
No bird of grace ever lit on Auntie Grizelda-a-a

[break, ad lib]
Yeah! Ha ha ha ha ha! Yeah! Yeah!

Ah no, don’t look at me like Auntie Grizelda
It takes much more to be someone of your own
You’ve got to make it free from Auntie Grizelda
Or just like her, you’ll have to make it a-lone

You look just like her you do
I know by lookin’ at you
That you’ve been listening to your Auntie Grizelda-a-a

All together now!
Auntie Grizelda, Auntie Grizelda
Auntie Grizelda, Auntie Grizelda
Grizzle da, grizzle da
Da grizzle da-da da-da

Peter: Hey Micky. [???]
Micky: Here is the man with the velvet voice.
Peter: [???]
Micky: This is the man with the velvet voice? This is the man with the velvet voice. Singing that never to be forgotten song, the one that warmed your hearts in the days of old. Here it is, ladies and gentlemen.
Mike: The song they’ll never forget. The song that [???] everybody’s lips, sometimes it seemed, people’s ears.
Micky: But always there in your hearts and your souls.
Mike: The song they’ll never forget.
Micky: Here it is!
Mike: I forget what it is.


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 303.