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I was married to a widow, who was pretty as can be.
This widow, had a grown-up daughter,
Who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her and soon they too were wed.
This made my dad my son-in-law,
And really changed my life.
Now my daughter was my mother,
Cause she was my father's wife.
And to complicate the matter,
Even though it brought me joy,
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.
My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad,
And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad.
For, if-if he were my uncle, then that also made him brother.
Of the widow's grown up daughter, who was of course, my stepmother.
Uh huh.
Father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run,
And he became my grandchild, for he was my daughter's son.
My wife is now my mother's mother, and it makes me blue.
Because although she is my wife, she's my grandmother too.
Now, if my wife is my grandmother, I am her grandchild, yeah.
And every time I think of it, heh! Nearly drives me wild.
Cause now I have become, the strangest case you ever saw,
As husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpaw.
Oh I'm my own grandpaw.
I'm my own grandpaw.
It sounds funny I know, but it really is so,
Oh I'm my own grandpaw.
I'm my own grandpaw.
I'm my own grandpaw.
Talk about incest!
It sounds funny I know, but it really is so,
I'm my own grandpaw.

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  • u
    This is a crazy song. A young man marries an older widowed woman, His father marries a younger step daughter, the son and father have children and the son tries to figure out the relationships with the traditional way. There is nothing wrong with this song. I'm sure worse has happened.
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  • u
    This song in simplest interpretation is "as humans our lives have a way to live and that must be followed to avoid animal living way because this song gives a clear picture of animism life style" how can a father marry a step daughter in law in African life that is a taboo because the girl was the daughter. Secondly it can be considered madness its like you and your father sharing a girl friend of which just saying don't sound right. The song educate us about being morally sound by all means not to bring confusion between the children that are born form your father and son. Putting it vise vase see how this situation look it truly happen the society will rise and condemn but in this concept it still look as funny as we can see. But at all cost it not a good situation one wood wish to find himself or herself in. Relationships are important well preserved and build but nit this one.
    Much love and respect.
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  • u
    Well this is a meaningful song about a young man with a very twisted and disturbing family. He has a paedophile dad who married his daughter in law, who was much younger than him. This is showing how we need to not be paedophilic and marry people of our own age. Also stay away from your children's kids-in-law otherwise you will find your son/daughter becoming their own grandparent and this is enough to confuse and pickle the mind of anyone.
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