“Your Auntie Grizelda” Lyrics

Yeah, 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

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

You can’t begrudge her style, your Auntie Grizelda
Yeah, she wouldn’t budge a smile and do it for free
Oh, so righteous making fudge, your Auntie Grizelda
So proper judging others over her tea

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

[break, ad lib]
Yeah! Everyone say yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Oh no, don’t look at me like Auntie Grizelda
Well, it takes much more to be someone of your own
You’ve got to make it free from Auntie Grizelda
Or like her, you’ll have to make it alone

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

All together now!

Auntie Grizelda, Auntie Grizelda
Auntie Grizelda, Auntie Grizelda
Grizzle da, grizzle da, da grizzle da-da da-da da

Micky: Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. And now back once more, the man with the velvet voice, singing that never to be forgotten song that warmed your hearts so many years ago, high above the Space Needle, overlooking the beautiful city of Seattle, watching a jellyfish swimming in the sea, we sing you this song.


Sources

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