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When I was a little bitty boy
Just up off-a floor
We used to go down to Grandma's house
Every month end or so
We had chicken pie and country ham
And homemade butter on the bread
But the best darn thing about Grandma's house
Was her great big feather bed

It was nine feet high and six feet wide
Soft as a downy chick
It was made from the feathers of forty 'leven geese
Took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick
It'd hold eight kids, four hound dogs
And a piggy we stole from the shed
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun
On Grandma's feather bed

After the supper we'd sit around the fire
The old folks'd spit and chew
Pa would talk about the farm and the war
And Granny'd sing a ballad or two
I'd sit and listen and watch the fire
Till the cobwebs filled my head
Next thing I knew I'd wake up in the morning
In the middle of the old feather bed

It was nine feet high and six feet wide
Soft as a downy chick
It was made from the feathers of forty'leven geese
Took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick
It'd hold eight kids, four hound dogs
And a piggy we stole from the shed
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun
On Grandma's feather bed

Well I love my Ma, an' I love my Pa
Love Granny and Grandpa too
Been fishing with my uncle, I wrestled with my cousin
I even kissed Aunt Lou oooh
But if ever had to make a choice
I guess it ought to be said
That I'd trade them all plus the gal down the road
For Grandma's feather bed

It was nine feet high and six feet wide
Soft as a downy chick
It was made from the feathers of forty'leven geese
Took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick
It'd hold eight kids, four hound dogs
And a piggy we stole from the shed
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun
On Grandma's feather bed



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    Eunice HardenApr 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm
    My Grandma actually had a feather mattress stuffed with feathers from the chickens she raised on the old Gaines' Farms in Palestine, Texas. My children, Kim and John liked to sing this old song while Kim accompanied it with her guitar. Good times!
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    Dawn BaxterMay 26, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    Love this song takes me right back to the nurses home Lancaster Moor Hospital. Also because I loved my Grandma....SO MUCH..+======================+.
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    Suzy Yuhr KasperMar 16, 2013 at 11:36 pm
    I loved this song the most of all his songs brcause I never knew my grandparents very well but this always sounded like something grannies would do.
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    UnregisteredFeb 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm
    My granny had a feather bed, we use to line the kitchen chairs up and run and jump in the middle of it untill all the feathers went to the sides. When granny would catch us she nearly beat the feathers out of us and then she made us carry it to the clothes line and beat it. With old broom sticks. Loved that old feather bed!

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