When we have to advance the clocks an hour for Daylight Saving Time, and then when we retract them to Standard Time, on Hillbilly at Harvard we always play Grandpa Jones‘s comical lament for “Daylight Saving Time.” But somehow I missed the news that the first of November was also the end of DST this year, and so forgot Grandpa.
The last time I goofed, back in March of 2013, I couldn’t find a YouTube video of the song—though I did find Grandpa with cowbells; see HERE—but this year I found two: the original, from the ’50s, posted by Universal, and a later version, recorded by CMH a couple of decades later. Here’s the original:
The Decca LP on which “Daylight Saving Time” appeared has been reissued on CD as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame series; here’s the Amazon link.
I’m buying a copy, as our LP is gettin’ on in years! /CL