Many, many years ago
When I was twenty-three
I got married to a widow
Pretty as could be

This widow had a grow-up daughter
With flowing hair of red
My father fell in love with her,
And soon the two were wed.

This made my dad my son-in-law
And changed my very life.
Now my daughter was my mother,
For she was my father’s wife.

To complicate the 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 widow’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 mother
And it makes me blue
Because, although she is my wife,
She’s 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!