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Rank this week: 17 (↑48)
Duration: 2:38 
Release Date: 1966  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Diane Hildebrande and Jack Keller (sav-man) 
Music By: Diane Hildebrande and Jack Keller (sav-man) 
Produced By: Jeff Barry/Jack Keller (sav-man) 
Released By: Colgems Records (sav-man) 
Published By: Screen Gems-Columbia Music, Inc. (BMI) (AH3RD) 
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Facts:
  • The first released Monkees tune to bear a lead vocal from Peter Tork. (AH3RD)
  • First appeared on The Monkees TV series in Episode No. 18, "I Was A Teenage Monster" (prod. #4725, aired on NBC January 16, 1967). (AH3RD)
  • From the 1967 album MORE OF THE MONKEES. (sav-man)
  • This novelty song became somewhat of a "signature" tune for Monkee Peter Tork, who sang lead. (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Auntie Grizelda
    By Diane Hilderbrand and Jack Keller

    She knows her mind all right, your Auntie Grizelda,
    She says she knows my kind, she might, maybe so.
    Oh, yeah, she's raised you right, your Auntie Grizelda,
    You only know the things she wants you to know.

    I know she's having a fit,
    She doesn't like me a bit,
    No bird of grace ever lit on Auntie Grizelda.

    You can't begrudge her style, your Auntie Grizelda,
    She couldn't budge a smile and do it for free.
    So righteous making fudge, your Auntie Grizelda,
    So proper judging others over her tea.

    You look just like her you do,
    I know by looking at you,
    That you've been listening to your Auntie Grizelda.

    [ad lib]

    Oh, no, don't look at me like Auntie Grizelda
    It takes much more to be someone of your own.
    You've got to make it free from Auntie Grizelda
    Or just like her you'll have to make it alone.

    I know she's having a fit,
    She doesn't like me a bit,
    No bird of grace ever lit on Auntie Grizelda.

    Auntie Grizelda, Auntie Grizelda
    (trainman786)
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