Geritol Contest

My kids came home from their library reading time singing a silly song called Michael Finnigan. Ever heard it? It’s one of those ditties that sticks in your head for the rest of your life.

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There was an old man named Michael Finnigan
He grew whiskers on his chinnigan
The wind came up and blew them in again
Poor old Michael Finnigan, begin again

Unfortunately, my creative mind can’t listen to a song, poem, or commercial without coming up with my own version (For example: Bring Back the Hatch remix and the Silly Summer Hummer Song.) So, after teaching the children on my bus the song, the wheels began turning … and turning.

There was a little girl who had no hair at all
‘Cause she took her grandma’s Geritol

That’s not bad for a silly start, but I’m needing some help. Care to assist? Come up with the best two lines to end the song and you’ll win a free bottle of Geritol vitamins (exp. 9/17/1987).

Note: We actually inherited grandma’s Geritol pills when she passed on, but they must have been old as they had a disagreeable odor to them. They were soon discarded as we weren’t too keen on finding out what would happen.

3 thoughts on “Geritol Contest

  1. Anonymous

    There was a little girl who had no hair at all
    ‘Cause she took her grandma’s Geritol
    she went to school with out any fear at all,
    cause she cast that burden on the lord to bear it all!

  2. Andy Rupert

    Thanks for your entry, Anon. It is good to cast our burdens on the Lord. However, I wonder if silly and spiritual should coexist in a silly song. Know what I mean?

  3. LB

    There was a little girl who had no hair at all
    ‘Cause she took her grandma’s Geritol
    she went to school with out any fear at all
    ‘Cause she took her grandma’s wig and shawl

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