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Subject: Mother's Day Song
From: Roger Himler
Date: 04 Apr 98 - 07:30 PM

I learned a song in one listening on the radio. I believe it was written by a female Canadian singer/songwriter and it came from an album of "Women's Songs" she recorded. It was acapella and the words are:

Overweight and turning grey. Happy, happy Mother's Day (2)

Was it worth it? I don't know. Really isn't much to show. (2)

Except two little human beings, sweeter than my wildest dreams. (2)

Repeat the first verse.

I would like to give credit when I perform it. Anybody know the singer/writer?


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Song
From:
Date: 06 Apr 98 - 10:24 PM

Having only spent a week on this forum, I am surprised no one has heard of this lady. Somebody out there should know. The song dates from about 1988 - 1990. Any memories jogged?


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Subject: WRITER REQ: Mother's Day Song
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 10 Feb 99 - 09:53 PM

I think I requested this last year and did not see a reply. About 10 years ago, I was listening to a DC radio folk program (Lee Michael Dempsey (?) on WAMU). I heard the following song by a female singer whom I believe was from Canada. She had recently published a recording of mothers' songs. It was quite simple and I have used it many times by simply making it a Father's Day song.

Overweight and turning gray. Happy, happy Mother's Day.(2X)

Was it worth it? I don't know. Really isn't much to show.(2X)

Except two little human beings, sweeter than my wildest dreams. (2X)

Repeat first verse.

I want to know who the woman is who wrote the song so I can give her proper credit when I sing it.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: Who is the woman who wrote this song?
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 17 Oct 00 - 07:32 PM

Along about 1987 - 1990, I was listening to a folk show while driving in my car. The host was interviewing a woman who had just released an album of songs for mothers. He played an acapella cut of the song below. It's the only song I've ever learned in one hearing and it remains in my repetoire. However, I am unable to give credit to the songwriter. I originally asked this question thinking the woman was Canadian. It was suggested I might have misremembered, so I am expanding my search to all women, hoping someone will have the answer. So, I ask you, Mudcatters: "Who is the woman who wrote this song".

Overweight and turning gray. Happy, happy Mother's Day (2) (dirge like)

Was it worth it? I don't know. Really isn't much to show,(2)

Except two little human beings, sweeter than my wildest dreams.(2)

Overweight and turning gray. Happy, happy Mother's Day (2) (spirited)

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Who is the woman who wrote this song?
From: Quincy
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 06:48 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Who is the woman who wrote this song?
From: Sorcha
Date: 18 Oct 00 - 07:19 PM

Rog, just had a thought..........(yea, I know, that in itsself is amazing). Is the tune "The Volga Boatman"? If so, it might be a Filk Song from SCA or something........


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Mother's Day Song
From: GUEST,Somebody's Mum
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 02:37 AM

This is great!


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Subject: Who wrote this Mothers' Day song?
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 23 Apr 10 - 01:48 PM

Twenty plus years ago, I heard this song on a Washington Radio station. They had a noon time folk show that was eventually cut and replaced by Bluegrass (typical for DC). The singer/songsriter was a woman from Canada. She sang it a capella. Only song I ever learned in one hearing. The repetition helped. I started a thread years ago on the Cat, but never received a reply.

I still sing the song on Fathers' Day (with some lyric changes) and would love to give credit where credit is due.
    MOTHER'S DAY
    (Ginny Reilly)

    Overweight and turning gray. Happy, happy Mothers' Day (2)

    Was it worth it? I don't know; really isn't much to show. (2)

    Except two little human beings, sweeter than my wildest dreams. (2)

    Overweight and tuning gray. Happy, happy Mothers' Day. (2)
Roger in Baltimore
    As stated below, the songwriter is Ginny Reilly, of Reilly and Maloney.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this Mothers' Day song?
From: autoharper
Date: 23 Apr 10 - 09:42 PM

Ginny Reilly on her 1988 Freckle Recording "Doodlee Doin'"

-Adam Miller


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this Mothers' Day song?
From: autoharper
Date: 23 Apr 10 - 10:43 PM

It's on this album:

Doodle Lee Doin


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this Mothers' Day song?
From: GUEST,Roger in Baltimore
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 03:41 PM

Autoharper,

Thank you very much for the information. I will certainly Ginny Reilly credit in the future. And thanks, too, to Joe.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: 'Overweight and turning grey, Happy, Mother's Day'
From: GUEST,Herb Couch
Date: 14 Jun 11 - 11:32 PM

Roger,

Did you find an answer?

I would like to know.

I'm also looking to find a song called "Oh, my babies."

Two great songs for Mothers' Day, that I had on cassette tape and used as a teacher.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: ADD:Overweight & turning grey, Happy, Mother's Day
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 May 17 - 02:04 AM

So, Roger, when am I going to hear you sing this one? Happy Mother's Day to you and Marge.
-Joe-


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