Your Auntie Grizelda

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"Your Auntie Grizelda"
Song by The Monkees from the album More of The Monkees
Released January 10, 1967
Recorded October 23, 1966, American Studios, Studio City
Genre Psychedelic pop
Label Colgems Records
Writer(s) Diane Hildebrand
Composer(s) Jack Keller
Producer(s) Jeff Barry and Jack Keller

"Your Auntie Grizelda" is a song whose words were written by Diane Hildebrand and whose music was composed by Jack Keller, and which was made famous by The Monkees. The song appeared on both the TV series and the 1967 album More of The Monkees.


Although it was never actually released as a single, "Your Auntie Grizelda" has appeared on several of the band's subsequent "Greatest Hits" albums, and the Monkees regularly performed it in their live shows. This was the first released Monkees song to feature Peter Tork on lead vocals.


Lyrically, "Your Auntie Grizelda" is a complaint about how disagreeable a certain Grizelda (aunt of the individual whom the narrator is addressing) is, how strongly that individual takes after her aunt, and how much the aunt hates him(the narrator). "Mother-In-Law," which Ernie K-Doe popularized, is in a lyrically similar vein.

Outside of The Monkees shows[edit]

An instrumental version of the song can be heard during Major Nelson's bachelor party in I Dream of Jeannie Season 5 Episode 6 and the hippie party in "Never Put A Genie on a Budget" Season 5 Episode 14. instrumental version also is background disco music in flying nun season 1 second episode.

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