Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)” is a Grammy Award-winningnovelty songbyAllan ShermanandLou Busch, based on letters of complaint Allan received from his son Robert while Robert attended Camp Champlain inWestport,New York.
The song is aparodythat complains about the fictional “Camp Granada” and is set to the tune ofAmilcare Ponchielli‘s “Dance of the Hours“. The name derives from the first lines:
- Hello Muddah,
Here I am at
Camp is very
And they say we’ll have some fun if it stops raining.
The lyrics go on to describe unpleasant, dangerous, and tragic developments, such as fellow campers going missing or contracting deadly illnesses. He asks how his “precious little brother” is doing, and begs to be taken home, afraid of being left out…