Ahhh... NOW I understand..

... Hillbilly eloquence in all its glory....someone has taken a good stab at their family tree... courtesy of Strange Cosmos...

Kentucky Family Tree

Many years ago
when I was twenty three,
I got married to a widow
who was pretty as could be

this widow had a daughter
Who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her.
And soon the pair were wed.

This made my dad my son-in law
And changed my very life.
My daughter was my mother,
For she was my fathers wife.

To complicate matters worse
Although 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 he was my uncle,
Then that also made him brother
To the widows's grown up daughter
Who of course, was my step mother.

Father's wife then had a son,
Who kept them on the run.
And he became my grandson,
For he was my daughter's son.

My wife is now my mother's mum
And it surely makes me blue.
Because, although she is my wife,
She is my grandma too.

If my wife is my grandmother,
Then I am her grandchild.
And every time I think of it,
It simply drives me wild.

For now I have become
The strangest case you ever saw.
As the husband of my grandmother,
I am my own grandpa!

Submitted by Rodney M.

by Eric on February 12, 2004 | Comments(4) | Jokes

Comments so far:

The Fletcher Bright Fiddle Band did this number live at the Barking Legs theater a year or so back. My dad and I were in attendance. If you ever get a chance to hear them (or the Dismembered Tennesseans), it's definitely worth it. The DT's have been playing together about 50 years. The FBF has a couple of the DT's and some younger guys as members.

posted by: smijer on February 12, 2004 10:01 PM

The DTs probably learned the song when it first came out - which was about 50 years ago! I didn't Google, but I distinctly remember the song on the radio when I was in high school.

posted by: Indigo on February 12, 2004 10:42 PM

MOF - http://phrases.shu.ac.uk/bulletin_board/7/messages/691.html

posted by: Indigo on February 12, 2004 10:44 PM

I haven't heard that song before... I'll have to check it out...

posted by: Eric on February 13, 2004 10:51 AM