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Grandma’s making dinner on a Saturday night

Words by Cyanne and Cora Schuitema, Don and Cheryl Benson music by Don Benson copyright 2013


Grandma’s making dinner on a Saturday night, it tastes so good and it feels so right,

All the family gathers to share the meal, the love we share is really real,

m-m-m-m-m –m- good


I’m riding my pony not far, but near,

So when Grandma calls I’m sure to hear,


My sister’s chasing the chickens around the pen,

Her favourite chicken is Peaches the hen.


Grandma’s making dinner on a Saturday night, it tastes so good and it feels so right,

All the family gathers to share the meal, the love we share is really real,

, m-m-m-m-good


When I get back I’m ready to eat,

Saturday night at Grandma’s is such a treat.


Food from the garden makes the spread

Radishes and greens and grandma’s fresh bread


Grandma’s making dinner on a Saturday night, it tastes so good and it feels so right,

All the family gathers to share the meal, the love we all share is really real, m-m-m-m-m-m good


Aunt Hollie set the table with the silver and the plates

When Grandma calls don’t be late

Mom and dad and the cousins are there

There’s plenty to eat I’ll get you a chair


Grandma’s making dinner on a Saturday night, it tastes so good and it feels so right,

All the family gathers to share the meal, the love we all share is really real, m-m-m-m-m-m good



We gather around the table and say our prayers

Grandpa’s at the head in his favourite chair.


With grandpa’s uke and a snappy tune,

The evenings over way to soon,



Grandma’s making dinner on a Saturday night, it tastes so good and it feels so right,

All the family gathers to share the meal, the love we share is really  real m -m-m-m-m-m good

Grandma’s making dinner on a Saturday night,




About the song….



We pick our Grandchildren up from school 4 days a week,  Cheryl was in the bank and as I waited in the car with Cyanne and Cora. Cyanne was humming and singing in the back seat.  She said “ I’m writing a song Grandpa .  I said oh, what is it?   She said ”Grandma’s making dinner on a Saturday night.”  


That line had such a cadence that it begged to be made into music.  When Cheryl got back to the car she got out a pen and paper and we all helped in writing and putting the verses together.


We have a pony named Chia that Cyanne and Cora love to ride and care for.  After years of begging for chicks their mom gave the OK if they were kept at Grandpa and Grandma’s after they got bigger.  Yes there is a hen named Peaches, Cora is pictured holding her inside the CD cover.


This song is a perfect snapshot of the family gatherings at grandma and grandpa’s house!  Food from the garden and plenty to eat, we’ll get you a chair!


I often play the ukulele around the house, this song came so natural.  Of course the granddaughters,  “The Cousins”, Cyanne and Cora and Iris sing back up on the chorus, as they have all along.



What a great read by Jay Round, Bill Vits, and Nelson Wood in adding to the joy and happiness that this song has.




Don Benson: lead vocals, guitar, ukulele

Jay Round: upright bass, guitar, background vocals

Nelson Wood: pedal steel, dobro

Bill Vits: drums, rhythm bones