Mama said, Mama sang

If you’ve been hearing “All About That Bass” lately, (and honestly, who hasn’t? I even heard it on W-Old-Phartz) then you know that Mama told Meaghan Trainor not to worry about her size.

Then I heard the song, “You Can’t Hurry Love,” in which Phil Collins informed us that Mama told him you just have to wait. She said love don’t come easy.

I said to Kiddo2, “Apparently Mama knows a lot of things.”

She thought about it a moment. “Mama told me when I was just hatched, act like a superstar.”

(Weird Al, “Perform This Way.”)

I said, “I wonder if “Born This Way” begins with more wisdom from Mama.”  I looked it up, and apparently Mama told her when she was young, we’re all born superstars.

So we put our minds to it, and we’ve got two more. “My mama told me, she said, ‘Son, please beware. There’s this thing called love, and it’s everywhere.” (It’s too late to turn back now.) And another song I half-remember where Mama told me there’d be days like this, there’d be days like this, my Mama said.)

Does Mama have any other sung wisdom we’ve missed? And what about Dad? Why doesn’t Dad get his words of wisdom repeated in song?


  1. Captcardor

    Mama told me not to come. That ain’t no way to have fun,,,,,,No!
    Three Dog Night.

  2. Pat D

    My mama done told me . . . a woman’s a two-face, a worrisome thing . . .

    Now listen to your daddy warn ya, before you start a-travelling . . . a woman is a sometime thing.

    My mother used to say to me, when you grow up my son, I hope you’re a bum like your father was ’cause a good man ain’t no fun.

    My daddy, he once told me, hey don’t you fall for any man . . .

  3. Louise

    My mother said I never should play with the gypsies in the wood. If I did she would say naughty girl to disobey.

    ( I assume there is a more pc version now. But I’m afraid I don’t know it. )

  4. Louise

    House of the Rising Sun

    Now, Mummas, tell your children not to do the things I done.

  5. philangelus

    These are all great!

    BTW, this brought back to mind the search for “Youless” songs: songs without the word “You” in them. 🙂

  6. Ken Rolph

    Cliff Richard’s father told him to be a bachelor boy.

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