Denver, John - Grandma's Feather Bed Lyrics




When I was a little bitty boy, just up off a floor,
we used to go down to Grandma's house every month end or so.
We'd have chicken pie and country ham, homemade butter on the bread.
But the best darn thing about Grandma's house was her great big feather bed.
It was nine feet high and six feet wide, soft as a downy chick
It was made from the feathers of forty-eleven geese,
took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick.
It'd hold eight kids and four hound dogs and a piggy we stole from the shed.
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun on Grandma's feather bed.

After supper we'd sit around the fire, the old folks would spit and chew.
Pa would talk about the farm and the war, and Granny'd sing a ballad or two.
I'd sit and listen and watch the fire till the cobwebs filled my head,
next thing I'd know I'd wake up in the morning
in the middle of the old feather bed.

It was nine feet high and six feet wide, soft as a downy chick
It was made from the feathers of forty-eleven geese,
took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick.
It'd hold eight kids and four hound dogs and a piggy we stole from the shed.
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun on Grandma's feather bed.

Well I love my Ma, I love my Pa, I love Granny and Grandpa too.
I been fishing with my uncle, I ras'led with my cousin, I even kissed Aunt Lou, ew!
But if I ever had to make a choice, I guess it oughta be said
that I'd trade 'em all plus the gal down the road for Grandma's feather bed.
I'd trade 'em all plus the gal down the road...
I'll have to reconsider 'bout the gal down the road:

It was nine feet high, and six feet wide, soft as a downy chick
It was made from the feathers of forty-eleven geese,
took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick.
It'd hold eight kids and four hound dogs and a piggy we stole from the shed.
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun on Grandma's feather bed.
We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun on Grandma's feather bed.





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  1. Sandra

    Joj koliko sam zelela takvo detinjstvo😊😂💃

  2. Badass Frank Henry

    Saw John in concert in 1988 ... amazingly talented man.

  3. April Manttari-See

    I was napping on my couch & woke up with this song in my head.
    We sang this in my high school choir (the "choraleers"). Loved being in choir...our teacher (Mr. Curry) opened us up to music we hadn't ever heard (I knew John Denver, but not this one) & will never forget! Thank you Mr. Curry & mostly John Denver (RIP).

  4. Trevekke 457

    RIP John Denver, with much respect.

  5. Lois Ray McInnis

    I like John Denver.

  6. Trevekke 457

    This is my childhood

  7. Kelly Smith

    what song is better county roads or this

    Fred La

    As a guitarist/bassist...That is a pick em.

  8. Kelly Smith

    R.I.P John Denver

  9. foxx 66

    I slept on Grandmas feather bed ...with the chooks on the rails and the cow at window...and shared it with all cousins, dogs, cats

  10. Tony Barde

    My grandma lives in Wyoming and this song describes her house during Cheyenne Frontier Days perfectly

  11. donald day

    reminds me when we would go to grandparents and all us cousins would sleep on the old feather mattress spread all over front room

  12. JAWAD UL KABIR

    Country rap

  13. Downback

    When in elementary school Ms Wilson would play her guitar and sing his songs for us on certain days of the week. What a treat. This was my favorite song. Spring Lake Elementary

    Fred La

    If "Mrs. Wilson" looked/sounded like one of the Heart Sisters from '76; you are a very lucky soul. [We used to banter back and forth about The Wilson Sisters saying, "I'll take the uglier one".]

  14. Chug Morin

    This was the year that I got out of the Marine corps. It looks like Harlem high school with the seal of the Fort Belknap Reservation in the video as well. This was a good show and John Denver was well liked in native country. Sure takes me back in time. Good memories.

  15. Legiterally a lego

    R.I.P John Denver

  16. Tim Nash

    R.I.P John denver 😢😭:(

  17. cainster

    He looks like Father Mulcaghy from M*A*S*H

  18. Irene Davo

    Happy song

  19. swiggy2006

    R.i.p snowman

  20. Mavis Twice

    John Denver was VERY cool! He's the real deal!

  21. Caroline

    randomly remembered about this song! My mom used to sing it to me softly over and over again when I was sick or couldn't sleep as a little kid... I remember it being so peaceful, it's funny to finally hear the original

  22. Caleb Ream

    Great song !

  23. What You Want

    I just came home from school and my music told the story of he crashing 😥

    Jana Matheson

    John Denver's plane crashed in Monterey Bay just a few blocks from my house in Pacific Grove. There's a sweet monument by the sea, built to honor him. Heart breaking.

  24. Anh Tong

    i love this song

  25. Kelly S

    OMG we learned this song in the 4th grade......And I never forgot the words.....Super fun song!!!!! :-)

    Robin Beaver

    Kelly S hey I'm in fourth grade there teaching it

    fhfc1954

    Kelly S

    mngeiner

    #Mysister2

  26. Hannah Foster

    my grandpa used to sing and play this song on his guitar when I was little and I thought he wrote it

  27. Leonie

    anyone else here from fleur's latest video... 😂

  28. Chelsea Bill

    "I even kissed Aunt Lou! skdjs"

  29. annslee

    My dad had lunch with John Denver a long time ago

    Mike Lennon

    Sorry to see that so many people are being mean on your replies

    Dolphin Calzia

    Dang. My grandfather had always wanted to see john denver. My grandfather died before I was born. Wish I had met met.

    Mike Lennon

    @john mckinney yes indeed

    Mike Lennon

    @ZIGGY how old are you? If your old then it's believable

    Fred La

    My dad had lunch at the same TIME as John Denver.

  30. fullstrutn

    is that Clint Black on mouth harp?

    Kristine Jensen

    Yes! So young!

  31. Albert Barcellos

    Caramba mucho gratis

  32. Yuji Cobayashi

    So Cool ...♪

  33. toni the queen

    So wild :o

  34. 47masterguitar

    Love this song! (:

  35. Tina Hardy

    There always has been and always will be a place in my heart for JOHN DENVER. His his music takes me to a simpler place
    .

    knuthf

    I was late to his last visit in Houston, and just made it, saw them off at Hobbs with him signing the flight plan. The next day he flew on and did not return. He was far from simple, but a wonderful person.

  36. 47masterguitar

    Great choir tune! (:

    April Manttari-See

    Yes! It was quite fun! I knew a lot of John Denver songs while growing up, but not this one..until Mr. Curry taught us in our "MHS Choraliers"

  37. 47masterguitar

    Omg! I remember this song (:

  38. xxx

    we sang this at school today

  39. Tatersalad19 Cars

    I bet he didn't have as much fun as grandma and grandpa did.....

    Debbie Tayon

    Tatersalad19 Cars lol probably not! 😃

  40. Joel Adamson

    Only in Colorado can you get a suburn at Christmastime.

  41. Joel Adamson

    I remember when Christmas looked like this...

  42. Adam Ant

    Yeah....I can relate to that - Grandma's big mahagony fourposter! Don't know if it was feather, but hopped in with granny whenever we slept over.

  43. Fayette96

    The best part: 1:21 :)

  44. Jason Wang

    It should be but I don't know if a seperate version of this video exists...

    mr. warmth

    i doubt it amigo

  45. kforkate

    dad used to sing this to me and my sis every night before we went to bed. :)

  46. beewendysue

    What a happy song !

  47. Mya Writes Things

    My sister, me, mom, and aunt sang this song at my great grandmother's 90th birthday. This was one of my favorite songs growing up.

  48. RyManda

    4 people are GAY. And named Daniel.

  49. MySnaz

    Was he part Native American?

  50. msimacountrygirl

    His love of folklore was great.

  51. peewee19652010

    My Father loved most of John's songs and would always play for our family and as with John he is now in Heaven. R.I.P

  52. Cynthia Lowe

    True Story. My Grandma and Great Grandparents had a feather bed. We didn't get much sleep but had a lot of fun on Grandma's feather bed,.

  53. coloradogal100

    i remember singing this song with my aunt at christmas. love him and the song.

  54. siasabora

    a legend

  55. Phantom

    Perfection

  56. Karyn Parkhurst

    In 1986, I was at a summer camp in the Victoria Island and John Denver stopped with his Two adopted Kids. He sang some of his songs including Grandma's Feather Bed and we sang Take me Home Country Roads. He was a wonderful and very Friendly man. I will remember meeting him for the rest of my Life.

  57. hitcher177

    Great Video - Always loved this song but a live show, even better. thanks 4share

  58. Pat Baker

    love this always have always will God bless John Denver

  59. Scott Nickerson

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