The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55665   Message #866828
Posted By: Amos
14-Jan-03 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: South African Folk Music
Subject: Lyr Add: MA SAYS, PA SAYS (from Marais & Miranda)
MA SAYS, PA SAYS
From the recordings of Josef Marais and Miranda

1) Go tell your mother, you're stepping out with me,
Say that we'll be dancing and you won't be home 'til three..
Go tell your father he needn't pace the floor,
Promise at the stroke of three you'll tip toe through the door.
I told my mother and, I told my father and
They (Yes?), say... (What did they say?)

Ma says, Pa says, we must keep on dancing,
Ma says, Pa says, we must keep on dancing,
For if we keep on dancing, we won't start romancing,
But if we start romancing, we won't keep on dancing.

2) Go tell your mother, ( I'll tell my mother )
I'm taking you to dine ( I'll tell my mother )
Say that at this restaurant the cooking is divine
Go tell your father, ( I'll tell my father )
You've got an appetite ( I'll tell my father )
Say that you're so hungry you could eat all through the
night.
I told my mother and, I told my father and
They( Yes? ), say... ( What did they say? )

Ma says, Pa says, we must keep on eating
Ma says, Pa Says, we must keep on eating
For if we keep on eating, our lips can't be meeting,
But if our lips are meeting, we won't keep on eating.

3) Go tell your mother, tonight you've got a date;
Say that you and I will be attending a debate.
Go tell your father, that I will make a speech
Say the lecture will be held upon a sandy beach.
I told my mother and, I told my father and
They( Yes? ), say... ( What did they say? )

Ma says, Pa says, we must keep on talking
Ma Says, Pa says we must keep on talking
For if we keep on talking, we won't go out walking
But if we go out walking, we won't keep on talking.
Ma says, Pa says,…. Now who cares what they say ?