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Ye Canny Shove Yer Grannie aff a Bus
(Scottish Kids Song)
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This song is sung to tune to She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain.

Ye Canny Shove Yer Grannie aff a Bus
You Cannot Shove Your Granny off a Bus
Children's Song
(Scots)
Children's Song
(English)

Ye canny shove yer grannie aff a bus
Ye canny shove yer grannie aff a bus
Ye canny shove yer grannie
Cause she's yer mammie's mammie
Ye canny shove yer grannie aff a bus.

Ye can shove yer other grannie aff a bus PUSH PUSH
Ye can shove yer other grannie aff a bus PUSH PUSH
Ye canny shove yer other grannie
Cause she's just yer daddie's mammie
Ye can shove yer other grannie aff a bus PUSH PUSH.

We'll all go round to see her after school HULLO GRANNIE
We'll all go round to see her after school HULLO GRANNIE
We'll all go round to see her
We'll all go round to see her
We'll all go round to see her after school HULLO GRANNIE.

She'll feed us mince and tatties when we go YUM YUM
She'll feed us mince and tatties when we go YUM YUM
She'll feed us mince and tatties
She'll feed us mince and tatties
She'll feed us mince and tatties when we go YUM YUM.

Ma grannie wears an awfy woollie vest SCRATCH SCRATCH
Ma grannie wears an awfy woollie vest SCRATCH SCRATCH
Ma grannie wears a vest
Ma grannie wears a vest
Ma grannie wears an awfy woollie vest SCRATCH SCRATCH.

Ye canny shove yer grannie aff a bus
Ye canny shove yer grannie aff a bus
Ye canny shove yer grannie
Cause she's yer mammie's mammie
Ye canny shove yer grannie aff a bus.

Ye canny eat yer porridge wi a fork SLURP SLURP
Ye canny eat yer porridge wi a fork SLURP SLURP
Ye canny eat yer porridge
Ye canny eat yer porridge
Ye canny eat yer porridge wi a fork SLURP SLURP.

You cannot shove your granny off a bus
You cannot shove your granny off a bus
You cannot shove your granny
Cause she's your mommy's mommy
You canny shove your granny off a bus.

You can shove your other granny off a bus PUSH PUSH
You can shove your other granny off a bus PUSH PUSH
You can shove your other granny
Cause she's just your daddy's mommy
You can shove your other granny off a bus PUSH PUSH.

We'll all go round to see her after school HELLO GRANNIE
We'll all go round to see her after school HELLO GRANNIE
We'll all go round to see her
We'll all go round to see her
We'll all go round to see her after school HELLO GRANNIE.

She'll feed us mince and tatties* when we go YUM YUM
She'll feed us mince and tatties when we go YUM YUM
She'll feed us mince and tatties
She'll feed us mince and tatties
She'll feed us mince and tatties when we go YUM YUM.

My granny wears an awful woolly vest SCRATCH SCRATCH
My granny wears an awful woolly vest SCRATCH SCRATCH
My granny wears a vest
My granny wears a vest
My granny wears an awful woolly vest SCRATCH SCRATCH.

You cannot shove your granny off a bus
You cannot shove your granny off a bus
You cannot shove your granny
Cause she's your mommy's mommy
You canny shove your granny off a bus.

You cannot eat your porridge with a fork SLURP SLURP
You cannot eat your porridge with a fork SLURP SLURP
You cannot eat your porridge
You cannot eat your porridge
You cannot eat your porridge with a fork SLURP SLURP.

Notes

*"Mince and Tatties" is a popular Scottish dish made from minced beef and mashed potatoes.

*****

The site Scottish Poetry Selection wrote the following about the song, "Ye Canny Shove Yer Granny":

"The author of this short poem is unknown but he/she certainly struck a chord with many people, especially in Glasgow. 'Granny' has of course a special place in the structure of families, whether she's 'yer mammy's mammy' or 'yer daddy's mammy'!"

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Ewan McVicar for kindly allowing us to post his rendition of this song.

Thanks so much!

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