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Subject: Mother's Day Songs
From:
Date: 05 Apr 98 - 11:48 AM

On May 10th(Mother's Day) I'm doing a community radio show (WORT in Madison Wisconsin) and want to play songs closely or loosely related to mothers. It's a woman's music show and I would appreciate suggestions for songs with women's voices only relating to that idea. Any genre. Post here or email me: marywait@itis.com

Thanks so much to all,

Mary Waitrovich


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 05 Apr 98 - 12:27 PM

"The Sweetest Gift, A Mother's Smile" is popular in bluegrass circles, written by James B. Coates, a song about a loving mother visiting her son in prison.

Another bluegrass mother song is "Hold Fast to the Right" by Robert and Bill Brumley, about a mother's advice when sending her son off to face the world.


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Subject: ADD: My Mom's a Feminist (Kristin Lems)
From: rosebrook
Date: 05 Apr 98 - 12:48 PM

Mother's Day Song, written by Rosalie Sorrels, might be a fun addition to your program. A storyteller, songwriter from Idaho, Sorrels included this song in her anthology songbook "What, Woman, and Who, Myself, I am". It's a fun song, and includes lyrics - "Now that the children have grown up, I can sleep until noon...Now that the children have gone away, I can sit down and write me a tune..."

My Mom's a Feminist (Kristin Lems) is another goodie!


http://www.kristinlems.com/equality_road___double_cd/s/my_moms_a_feminist

MY MOM'S A FEMINIST
(Kristin Lems)

I pulled into the loading zone Feeling nervous, I was all alone
Unloading my equipment before the show
I started wheeling it down the hall
Till I turned, hearing a young man call
"Can I help? That must be heavy I know..
I've been looking forward to your show."

CHORUS
"Cause my mom's a feminist So I understand
That's why I'm here today I've come to lend a hand
I was raised on equal rights And furthermore
She helped me see That equality is a goal worth fighting for."

She decided she could do some good
Ringing doorbells in the neighborhood
Not for the Girl Scouts, but for ERA
Sometimes she takes her friends along
She's only 10, but she's already strong
She's a mover and a shaker well on her way
When they ask what she's doing, this is what she'll say. chorus

Different questions in the classroom now
Young seekers asking how
Things came to be, and how they can change
Becoming women and becoming men
May not ever be the same again
But the new ways won't be quite as strange
When the people they trust help them get it arranged.
Because we're feminists, so we understand
That's why we're here today, we've come to lend a hand
We raise them on equal rights, and furthermore
We help them see that equality Is a goal worth fighting for.

It's worth all the time you take
What a difference your time can make
For the new generation still coming along
If our movement is to last We must see that the torch is passed
And today's young people will grow up strong
And thousands more will sing this song!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBO0oQbeVBg


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Apr 98 - 07:08 PM

Mary, here's a link to the liner notes for A Parents' Home Companion, a wonderful CD by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. The song in the CD that touched me most was "Dear Mom." You'll find that song's lyrics last on the liner notes. This one CD could make your whole show.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From:
Date: 07 Apr 98 - 10:04 PM

Sorry, the protagonist is Jack (not Jill), but momma's good as gold:

Someone Is Waiting For Me recorded by the Red Clay Ramblers (late 70s or early 80s) and by the Stoneman family in the 20s but reissued on "Round the Heart of Old Galax" (County Records).


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Bert
Date: 08 Apr 98 - 11:45 AM

Sorry but I gotta plug one of my songs again.

Momma Spit


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Subject: LYR ADD: Faith of Our Mothers
From: Haruo
Date: 10 May 04 - 01:56 AM

At church this morning (Mother's Day) for "Special Music" we (all the men present) sang a hymn which our pastor found in the New National Baptist Hymnal (2001). It is a parody of the classic Frederick Faber hymn Faith of Our Fathers and uses the same tune, ST. CATHERINE. I would appreciate knowing any details such as the year the text was written and/or first published; A. B. Patten's full name and vital statistics...

Faith of Our Mothers
Words by A. B. Patten
And He said to the woman, "Thy faith hath saved thee" — Luke 7:50 KJV

  1. Faith of our mothers, living still
    In cradle song and bedtime prayer;
    In nursery lore and fireside love,
    Thy presence still pervades the air:
    Faith of our mothers, living faith!
    We will be true to thee to death.


  2. Faith of our mothers, loving faith,
    Fount of our childhood's trust and grace,
    Oh, may thy consercration prove
    Source of a finer, nobler race:
    Faith of our mothers, living faith,
    We will be true to thee till death.


  3. Faith of our mothers, guiding faith,
    For youthful longing, youthful doubt,
    How blurred our vision, blind our way,
    Thy providential care without:
    Faith of our mothers, guiding faith,
    We will be true to thee till death.


  4. Faith of our mothers, Christian faith,
    Is truth beyond our stumbling creeds,
    Still serve the home and save the Church,
    And breathe thy spirit through our deeds:
    Faith of our mothers, Christian faith!
    We will be true to thee till death.

Haruo


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Subject: Lyr ADD: Motherhood, Sublime, Eternal
From: Haruo
Date: 12 May 04 - 08:15 PM

As motherhood hymns go, I much prefer "Motherhood, Sublime, Eternal", with its roots in the Mother-God theology of the 14th Century English Roman Catholic anchorite nun Julian of Norwich. The tune MIDI is in my hymnal with the text, which I also add here:

Motherhood, Sublime, Eternal
Words by J. S. Cutler
My source: Christian Worship: A Hymnal, 1941 (a joint publication of the Northern Baptist Convention and the Disciples of Christ)

  1. Motherhood, sublime, eternal, lives in God's great heart of Love;
    Ever holds us, safe enfolds us, underneath, around, above;
    Patient, tender, kind, forgiving, though in devious paths we roam;
    Gently chides us, ever guides us, and all-loving, leads us home.


  2. Ev'ry wrong will sure be righted; ev'ry evil swept away;
    Truth upspringing, justice bringing, ushers in the brighter day;
    Mother calls her earthly children, loves them, lifts them when they fall;
    Striving, calling, fainting, falling, Motherlove enfolds them all.


  3. God is love, and love forever in the motherheart is blest;
    Lives the longest, lifts the strongest, far outreaching all the rest;
    Not by might, and not by wisdom comes our lifting from the sod:
    Love's pure glory tells the story in the Motherheart of God.

The tune is attributed to Willis N. Moore. I know nothing more about lyricist or composer, nor about the textual/publication history of the song. But as motherhood hymns go, I like it.

Haruo


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: masato sakurai
Date: 12 May 04 - 08:26 PM

These recordings are at The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites (click on "Mother's Day Special"):

   'A Visit With Mom'- Danny Harper
   'Coeur De Mama' - Betty Cody
   'Dust On Mother's Bible' - Buck Owens
   'Give Mother My Crown' - Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
   'Grandma Whistled' - Tom T. Hall
   'I Dreamed About Mama Last Night'- Hank Williams
   'IOU' - Jimmy Dean
   'I Picked A Rose For Mama' - Keith Bradford
   'I Wouldn't Trade The Silver In My Mother's Hair' - Eddy Arnold
   'Mama Sang A Song' - Walter Brennan
   'Mama Tried' - Merle Haggard
   'Mama's Hungry Eyes'- Merle Haggard
   'Mom And Dad's Waltz' - Lefty Frizzell
   'M-O-T-H-E-R' - Eddy Arnold
   'Mother The Queen Of My Heart'- Jimmie Rodgers
   'Mother's Day' - Larry Higgins
   'My Angel Mother' - Loretta Lynn
   'My Mother' - Goebel Reeves
   'My Mother' - Hank Snow
   'My Mother' - Kitty Wells
   'My Mother's Picture'- Elton Britt
   'No Charge' - Melba Montgomery
   'Picture On The Wall' - Frank Welling and John McGhee
   'Rocking Alone In An Old Rocking Chair' - Eddie Arnold
   'Sweeter Than The Flowers' - Mother Maybelle Carter
   'That's My Ma'- Sheb Wooley
   'The World's Meanest Mother' - Chickie Williams
   'There's A Mother Always Waiting' - Doc Williams
   'What A Friend We Have In Mother' - Montana Slim
   'What A Wonderful Mother Of Mine' - Slim Clark


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Amergin
Date: 12 May 04 - 10:56 PM

Seamus Kennedy does a song called Mum's Lullaby....


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Subject: Tune ADD: Mother's Day Waltz
From: GUEST,Norval
Date: 11 May 06 - 02:03 AM

For Mother's Day on Sunday a pretty waltz named for that special day
seems fitting. The tune was popularized in Canada by Don Messer and
His Islanders during the 60's and 70's. The sheet music is not available
at the biggest music store in my area nor could I find it on the Internet.
This ABC was transcribed from an older folio that resembles hand written
manuscript. The folio misnamed the tune "Mother's Waltz" (traditional)
when in fact the composer is John Durocher and the correct title is
"Mother's Day Waltz".

X: 1
T:Mother's Day Waltz
M:3/4
L:1/8
C:John Durocher
D:Don Messer's Back! (MCA CORAL CB 35004)
S:Roma McMillan's Favorite Valley Waltzes
R:Waltz
O:Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
N:McMillan's folio has some incorrect chords
N:Moderate
Z:NTS 2006-05-06
K:F
AB||"F"c2=Bcdc|Acf2a2|"C7"g4c2|d4GA|B3BAB|a2g2e2|d3ed^c|"F"c4AB|
c2=Bcdc|Acf2a2|"C7"g4c2|"Bb"d4de|f3gfd|"F"c2a2f2|"C7"e2cege|[1 "F"f4ef|[2 "F"f6||
[K:C]
"C"g6|"Adim"a6|"C"g3ecd|e3cea|"G"g2BcBA|B3BAB|a2gage|"C"c4ef|
"C"g6|"Adim"a6|"C"g3ecd|e3cea|"G"g2BcBA|G2e2d2|"C"c4B2|"C7"_B4A_B|


Copy these to the box at this site to see the dots.
http://www.concertina.net/tunes_convert.html


Here is another waltz for Mother's Day.
Borrowed from ConcertinaMusic.com
Notice the title differs slightly from the tune above.

X: 2
T:Mother Day Waltz
M:3/4
L:1/8
C:Stan Bratek & Richard Kowalski
S:ConcertinaMusic.com
R:Waltz
O:Unknown
Z:NTS 2006-05-06
K:G
||"G"d4d2|e2d3^c|"D7"d2c2A2|F4D2|D2F2A2|c2e2ee|e3d^ce|"G"d4^c2|
d2d2d2|e2d3^c|"D7"d2c2A2|F6|D2D2F2|A2c3B|c2B2A2|"G"G6||
"C"e2c2e2|g2f2e^d|"G"e3d^ce|d4d2|"D7"d2c2AG|F2A2cd|e3d^ce|"G"d4^d2|
"C"e2c2e2|g2f2e^d|"G"e3d^ce|d4d2|"D7"d2c2AF|D2F^GAB|c3dBA|"G"G6||


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Subject: RE: IOU Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 15 May 06 - 09:51 AM


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Tannywheeler
Date: 15 May 06 - 10:24 AM

Add the old chestnut, "Tramp On The Street", popularized by Hank W.(tho' he didn't write it). Chorus:
"He was some mother's darlin'; he was some mother's son.
Once he was fair and once he was young.
Some mother rocked him, her little darlin', to sleep--
But they left him to die like
A Tramp On The Street!!"

The last verse is about Jesus, and the chorus is:
"He was Mary's own darlin'; He was God's chosen Son.
Once He was fair and once He was young.
Mary, she rocked Him, her little darlin', to sleep,
But they took Him to die like
A Tramp On The Street."

These bits are from memory, not necessarily letter-perfect. Good song..............Tw


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs couerde mama
From: GUEST
Date: 02 May 07 - 10:19 AM


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Beer
Date: 02 May 07 - 11:36 PM

A Mother's Love is a Blessing.
    Threads combined. Messages below are from a new thread.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: Mother's Day Songs
From: BigDaddy
Date: 10 May 07 - 09:04 AM

I'm compiling a CD of songs for or about mothers (for my wife for mother's day). Everything from Connie Francis' "Mama" to Willie Nelson's, "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys." Any good suggestions out there?


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: open mike
Date: 10 May 07 - 12:42 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: open mike
Date: 10 May 07 - 02:27 PM

thanks for combining the other thread about this.
i recall posting some tunes on the other thread.

here are some that come to mind

daughters and sons by Tommy Sands
recently covered by the Duhks

Mothers Daughters Wives by judy small
http://unionsong.com/u295.html

also peggy seeger...my mother is younger than I am
on her recent 2 c.d. set three score and ten


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,Allen in OZ
Date: 10 May 07 - 06:29 PM

" A Mother as Lovely as You"...a New Zealand tune

AD 1943


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: open mike
Date: 12 May 07 - 12:23 AM

I heard an Iris Dement song today
(on internet radio) called Momma'a Opera (or opry)

also Kate Wolf (and Gillian Welch) do "I had a good Mother and a Dad"


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,reggie miles
Date: 12 May 07 - 01:33 AM

Mary,

I live in the Pacific Northwest. Many years ago there was a young man by the name of Dave (I can't recall his last name just now.) who was hanging around the open mics here in Seattle. He was originally from your area (Madison) and was a fine writer, picker and singer who offered listeners a couple of cassette recordings of his original songs.

I always wanted to learn one of his songs called , "Be Good To Your Momma". That would make an excellent addition to any Mother's Day playlist. I'll see if my friend JW has that one on hand. JW runs the open stage at Murphy's Pub. That was where I'd bump into Dave. I understand that JW has one of Dave's recordings but I don't know if it contains that song. I'll check and let you know more info when I find out.


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,reggie miles
Date: 12 May 07 - 02:17 AM

Dave Cox is the lad's name but I have not been able to find his music yet. I just did a search and there's a local band (The Moon Gypsies) that covered one of Dave's songs "Franny's Got a Cadillac" on their recording "The Moon Gypsies" 1999.


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,Van lingle
Date: 12 May 07 - 04:40 AM

Masato mentioned it above but "Mother the Queen of my Heart" by Jimmie Rodgers is my favorite and my mother used to love to hear me sing it to her. At least she said she did, bless her heart.


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: BigDaddy
Date: 12 May 07 - 09:48 PM

Thanks, everyone. I've ended up with a strange, eclectic list. Here's what I've got: Mama (Connie Francis), That's All Right Mama (Elvis), Mama Look A Boo Boo (Belafonte), Mama Tried (Merle Haggard), Mama You Sweet (Lucinda Williams), Che La Luna (Louis Prima),, Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys (Willie Nelson), Mother (Tori Amos), and The Sweetest Gift (Linda Ronstadt). Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Neighmond
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:10 AM

"I Just Told Mama Goodbye"

Hank Williams, Sr.


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 13 May 07 - 11:22 AM

How about adding "The Cruel Mother" and "Clyde's Waters"?


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Jim Lad
Date: 13 May 07 - 01:07 PM

Happy Mother's day for all you persons on this side of the Atlantic.
From the Sunny Highlands!
Jim


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,TUBBY SMITH
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 09:57 AM

IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS SONG I O U BY JIMMY DEAN COULD SOMEONE PLEASE SEND ME THE LYRICS. THANK TUBBY


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 08 - 11:43 AM


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 08 May 08 - 05:02 PM

"M-O-T-H-E-R-(a word that means the world to me) by Eddy Arnold.Unfortunately, I don't remember the lyrics but it's roughly:
         
          M is for the many things she gave me.
          O means only that she's growing old.
          T is for??
          H is for her hair as pure as gold.
          E is for??
          R is right and right she'll always be.
          Put them all together-they spell MOTHER,
          A word that means the world to me.

   Perhaps someone can fill in the missing words.


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,kay
Date: 10 May 08 - 06:45 PM

have been looking for an old lyric of mothers day song Dick Purtan of Detroit radio plays every year.....it begins..
Fathers, they're the most neglected ones..
Do everything that you can
You owe a lot to your old man...and the chorus...
You should always love your papa
treat him right and treat him proper
for without your papa you would be no where
If it wasnt for your father
would your mother be your mother?
You can thank your lucky stars your pop was there
And if he'd been a little stronger and held out a little longer
then me miight have stayed a single guy
and its safe to be assummin' that you wouldnt be a human
you would only be the gleam in mothers eye
so............
and remember what I say
If it wasn't for your father, would your mother be your mother?
so remember Dad on Mothers day....
have probably botched this immensley, but would love to get a link
to find this old favorite on line -
Thanks
Kay kayisbak@aol.com


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Acorn4
Date: 10 May 08 - 08:12 PM

There is a song called "Stitches" , which is a country number which I think is the best on the subject -if I remember who recorded it I'll post again.


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 10 May 08 - 11:34 PM

t is for time she spent, no matter what
e is for explanations that were never really needed


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Subject: Lyr Add: STITCHES (Adam Brand)
From: Acorn4
Date: 11 May 08 - 04:55 PM

Found "Stitches" -song is by Adam Brand -I find most of these songs worthy of a sickbucket but I actually lost my Mum last week and this does strike a chord:-

There's a scar on my right elbow
From a barbed wire fence when I was eight years old
I must have ran a mile just crying in my torn shirt
'Till I heard the words tell me where it hurts.

If there was a scratch or a bruise on my skin
Mama would put me back together again
All it took was her prayers and her kisses
It would heel me just like stitches.

I took Sherry Johnson to the high school dance
But she left early with my best friend
I must of drove ten miles to get my mind off her
But it didn't work 'till I heard the words tell me where it hurts

If there was a scratch or a bruise on my skin
Mama would put me back together again
All it took was her prayers and her kisses
It would heel me just like stitches.

She could mend a broken heart, fix a bicycle wreck,
Funny now but back then it seemed life or death
I've seen her sew rags into riches
It would heel me just like stitches.

If there was a scratch or a bruise on my skin
Mama would put me back together again
All it took was her prayers and her kisses
It would heel me just like stitches.


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Acorn4
Date: 11 May 08 - 06:02 PM

Sorry -just noticed the spelling mistakes on that - not me, pasted it straight from the website.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE (T Harris)
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 12 May 08 - 03:42 PM

This is a bit late for MD 2008 but MD 2009 is just around the corner. "The Hand That Rocked the Cradle" (Rules The World) is a nice tribute to Mothers.

THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE
(by Ted Harris)

Capo 2

C               C7                  F
He got here all wrinkled scared and cryin'
       C                               G
The she took him up and held him to her breast
       C                G       C    F
And he sure was glad to get what mama offered
       C                G                C
Then he went to sleep and put his fears to rest

C                C7             F
It didn't seem to matter what he needed
C                               G
He could always count on mama to supply
    C                G         C       F
And regardless of the sleep she might be losin'
   C             G             C
He always found a twinkle in her eye

F                   G                C
*There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas
F               G                   C
Creation's most unique and precious pearls
F                  G         C    F
And heaven help us always to remember
          Dm                  G                C
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world


She taught him all the attributes of greatness
That she knew he couldn't learn away from home
And by the time she wore the coxer off her bible
Her hair was gray and her little man was gone

*There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas
Creation's most unique and precious pearls
And heaven help us always to remember
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,Genie (Wha hoppen ma cookie?)
Date: 12 May 08 - 06:25 PM

TopicalTom, here are the lyrics of "M-O-T-H-E-R" (which long predates Eddy Arnold) - both verses:

"M-O-T-H-E-R -(A Name That Means The World To Me)
         
          M is for the million things she gave me.
          O means only that she's growing old.
          T is for the tears she shed to save me.
          H is for her heart as pure as gold.
          E is for her eyes with love light shining.
          R means rightm and right she'll always be.
          Put them all together, they spell "Mother,"
          A name that means the world to me.

M is for the mercy she possesses.
O means that I owe her all I own.
T is for her tender, sweet caresses.
H is for her hands that made a home.
E's for everything she did to save me.
R means real and regular was she.
Put them all together ...   .


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Genie
Date: 12 May 08 - 07:03 PM

Some songs I routinely use in my Mother's Day programs (usually done for Independent Living and Assisted Living residences) are these:

- Lady Madonna - The Beatles
- Let It Be - The Beatles (written by Paul McCartney for his mother, Mary, who died when he was a teenager)
- Mother Machree
- Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (An Irish Lullabye)
- Ma! (He's Makin' Eyes At Me!) - (learned all the verses from an Eddie Cantor album)
- Grandma's Featherbed   - (since most of the mothers in my audience are grandmas too)
- Coat Of Many Colors - (written by Dolly Parton, based on a true story from her childhood)
- Shortnin' Bread
- Mama, He's Crazy - sung by The Judds
- Yes, My Darling Daughter ("Mother, may I go out dancing? ... )
- That Wonderful Mother Of Mine - (very schmaltzy song from about 1910)
- My Yiddishe Mame - (which I've also heard sung as "My Wonderful Mama")
- Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen - Yiddish lullabye
- Hush, Little Baby - (usually sung as "Papa's gonna buy you a ..." but I substitute "Mama")
- My Mammy - as sung by Al Jolson (I skip this one if I fear my audience may take it as racially stereotyped, but to me the lyrics themselves have nothing to do with race, although "Mammy" is associated with poor people in the southern US. I like to ham it up with this one, if I'm with people who will appreciate the campiness of the song.)
- Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (Sung from the viewpoint of the woman, who is now "grandmother of eight")
- Que Sera Sera - (sung by Doris Day) (This is a good sing-along for my retirement home gigs; people from several generations find it easy to sing along with.)
- Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) - (Harold Arlen)
- Mama Don't Allow - (I dedicate this to all those who did not mind their mothers)

and these (already mentioned above):
- C'e 'na Luna Mezz' o' Mare (Mama Mia, Mi Maritare) - (Louis Prima)
- Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
- The Sweetest Gift
- M-O-T-H-E-R (I apologize for singing this one, explaining that I will get a ticket from the Mother's Day cops if I don't do it)
- Mama (Connie Francis)


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Genie
Date: 12 May 08 - 07:06 PM

How could we forget Lou and Peter Berryman's wonderful "A Chat With Your Mother (The 'F-Word' Song)!"
I think it's in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: open mike
Date: 13 May 08 - 03:22 AM

Here is the playlist from my radio show on sunday

KRBS 107.1                WWW.RADIOBIRDSTREET.ORG       530-534-1200
P.O.B.4201, Yankee Hill, CA, 95965   veraloe@gotsky.com 05-11-08 Crossroads Program Laurel Paulson-Pierce on the 2nd Sun.of @ month
1-3 p.m. Pacific Time This Show's Theme: Mother's Day and Women         

ARTIST                         TITLE        ALBUM                        LABEL

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band    Will The Circle Be Unbroken        (Title Song)            Capitol        http://www.nittygritty.com/
Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick        Little Annie/Little Girl        Together    Rounder   www.laurielewis.com, and www.kathykallick.com
Juni Fisher        Same River        Tumbleweed Letters                                               Red Guitar        http://www.junifisher.com/
Bull Thistle Balladeers        Cruel War        Music of the Civil War                     Self         (George Noble)
Dakota Sid and Travers Clifford        Pigs in the Kitchen        Ready to Burn            Self         http://www.dakotasid.com/
Hazel and Alice            The Sweetest Gift, A Mother's Smile         Hazel and Alice            Rounder        http://www.myspace.com/hazelandalice
Leon and Eric Bibb Motherless Child Praising Peace: Paul Robson tribute        http://www.ericbibb.com/frameset.html,http://www.stonyplainrecords.com
Iris Dement            Mama's Opry               Infamous Angel                                       Warner Brothers         http://www.irisdement.net
John McCutcheon        Water From Another Time        (Title Song)                    Rounder         http://www.folkmusic.com
Ben Bedford Migrant Mother        Lincoln's Man    Hopeful Sky
        http://www.benbedford.com/
Arlo Guthrie    The Gal I Left Behind            Son of the Wind                         Rising Son          http://www.arlo.net/
Penman Family    Feed the Children/Daddy Fox    Homemade Jam               Self
Bruce Holmes    Angels       Life's An Intelligence Test        
Haven Music         www.brucetholmes.com
Fiddlestix    Geraldine and Ruthie Mae         A Dream and a Memory             Self        http://www.renwah.com
David Ball    Old Folks at Home    Beautiful Dreamer                American Roots Publishing http://www.americanrootspublishing.org
Lauren Sheehan    Kind Hearted Woman Two Wings Wilson River Records
        www.laurensheehanmusic.com
Chris Bayer    Sweet Betsy From Pike    The Miner's Farewell         Self
        http://members.aol.com/cdadbayer/nevadamusic.htm
Ide Adobe Players    Polly Wolly Doodle    Mining is a Hard Kind of Labor CA State Parks         http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=458
Penny Lang    Careless Love    Stone+Sand+Sea+Sky                                     She Wolf/Borealis         http://www.pennylang.com/
Readings from Farmer's Almanacs, and announcements of upcoming local folk music events         http://www.bfms.freeservers.com
Tennessee River Authority Mamma Tried (instru) Ramblin' Roads Avalon


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: topical tom
Date: 13 May 08 - 09:01 AM

Thanks, GUEST, Genie. Great to get all the lyrics!


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: open mike
Date: 13 May 08 - 04:14 PM

Here is the list of songs I played on my Crossroads radio show in 2007.
My show is on the 2nd sunday of the month, so often is on Mothers day.

KRBS 107.1 WWW.RADIOBIRDSTREET.ORG   
PROGRAMMER Laurel Paulson-Pierce
P.O.B. 4201, YANKEE HILL, CA, 95965
VERALOE@GOTSKY.COM DATE 5-13-2007
CROSSROADS SHOW: (MA'S DAY) UKULELE      

ARTIST                         TITLE                                ALBUM                        LABEL
Jimmie_Rodgers_Mother,Queen_of_my_Heart_American Legends_Laser_Light/Stanyan_
Jimmie_Rodgers_Gambler's_Blues__American_Legends_Laser_Light/Delta_
www.jimmierodgers.com (Sept. 8, 1897-May 26,1933)
Nancy Pyle_Mamma's_got the Knowhow_Singing' and Swingin' With Nancy   Self_
David Bilinski_intro_Bill Unger_intro_ (Live Musicians in the Studio)    Ain't Misbehavin' live Ukulele music in the KRBS studio_______      
David_Bilinski_Lady Be Good_
Bruce_Holmes_Angels_Life is an Intelligence Test_Haven Music
www.bruceholmes.com__http://www.myspace.com/bruceholmes__
http://www.havenmp.com/
GillianWelch_Orphan_Girl_Revival_Almo__www.gillianwelch.com___
http://www.onamrecords.com/home.html
Joe_Craven_UKE_Pick_Waltz_Camptown_Acorn_Music_Joe_Craven
www.joecraven.com_http://www.acornmucis.com
Mark_O_Nelson__Hula_Blues_downloaded_from the internet_
http://www.mark-o.com
Bill_Unger_Dream_a_Little_Dream__
David_Bilinski_Candyman_
Robin_&_Linda_Williams_Leaving_Train_Live_in_Holland_Strictly_Country
www.robinandlinda.com_http://www.strictlycountry.nl
Dave_Carter,_Tracy_Grammer__When_I_Go_When_I_Go_SELF
http://www.daveandtracy.com/____http://tracygrammer.com
David_Bilinski_hawaiian_song_
Kamakahi/Kuo/Pahinui_hui_aloha_Slack_Key_masters_
Dancing_Cat___www.dancingcat.com
Jake_Shimabukuro_Grandma's_Groove_Gently_Weeps_Hitch_Hike
www.jakeshimabukuro.com
Hot_Club_of_San_Francisco_Happy_Just_to_Dance_With_You
Yerba_Buena_Bounce_Reference_Records_www.referencerecordings.com
Bill_Unger___The_Glory_of_Love_
Hot_Club_of_S._F.__Some_of_These_days_Yerba_Buena_Bounce(see above)
David_and_Bill_Mine_Own_House_
James_Hill_Fleas_My_Dog_Has_A_Flying_Leap_Borealis_
James_Hill_Skipping_Stone_A_Flying_Leap_Borealis_
www.ukulelejames.com_www.borealisrcoords.com____(Canada)
George_Kahumoku/Norton_Buffalo_Lei_Pikake_Hawaiian_Love_Songs_
Dancing_Cat_www.dancingcat.com__http://windham.com__www.bmg.com_
Bill_Unger_With_Love_From_Me_To_You__
Vasen_Josefin's_Waltz_Spirit_Northside_www.vasen.se_www.noside.com
Janet_Bates_Women_in_Black_Colours_Will_Come_Back_Self_
www.janetbates.com__(see her song Mother's Day) also see:
www.womeninblack.org____www.womeninblack.net


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: open mike
Date: 13 May 08 - 07:46 PM

see also this thread:
http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=5550&messages=160


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,john sanders
Date: 21 Jun 08 - 09:11 PM

has someone got the chords to the song mother the queen of my heart sang by jimmie rodgers thank you for your time and effort john sanders


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,john sanders
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 02:55 AM

has someone got the chords to the song missing in acion sang by ernest tubb thankou for your time and effort john


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,MARK
Date: 01 Oct 08 - 02:08 PM

DON'T FORGET "MAMA" BY BJ THOMAS.


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,john sanders
Date: 16 Dec 08 - 02:05 AM

has someone got the chords to the song dont tell jeannie im blind thankyou for your time and effort


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,Vaelaa sinafea
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 01:15 AM

hello my name is vaelaa sinafea and i was just looking for some mothers day church songs in samoa but i cantt see any of what i searched so can you please help meee???????????????THank you and have a great day and night........


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,jack in virginia
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 06:48 AM

kay, song by Johnny Mercer, recorded by Arthur Godfrey circa 1956 (partial,from memory)
Fathers, no one seems to realize,
that Fathers, are the most neglected guys
So do everything you can,
you owe a lot to your old man.

If your face looks like your father
And you think that it's a bother,
Cause he isn't handsome, and he isn't tall-
If your face makes you unhappy
Do not blame it on your pappy
Cause without him, you would have no face at all!


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,Daniel Jan Walikis
Date: 23 Apr 10 - 10:52 AM

I happened to run across this web site. For Mother's Day, you can enjoy the one, true perfect genre of music for Mother's Day. Here's the full particulars.

The following is a Press Release for a very Special Mother's Day program which will be broadcast on the Tuesday evening of May 4, 2010 from 7-10 pm. at www.whrwfm.org.


European Ethnic Melodies Show

PRESS RELEASE

"The One, True Perfect Genre of Music for Mother's Day 2010"

You are invited to enjoy a very special evening of memorable, uplifting, and happy music for the 22nd annual celebration of Mother's Day on the European Ethnic Melodies Show, which is broadcast from the campus of Binghamton University. This program will be broadcast on Tuesday May 4, 2010 from 7-10 P. M. locally in the Binghamton, New York area at 90.5 on the FM dial, and simulcast world-wide, at www.whrwfm.org. The family-structured program, the "Ultimate Cultural Experience," is a 4-star "grandchild-tested and parent and grandparent-approved" world-class musical enjoyment experience for an inter-generational audience located on two continents.

The annual special program for Mother's Day on the European Ethnic Melodies Show, the Excel Award-winning program for "outstanding multi-cultural programming at Binghamton University," will highlight and showcase the most eclectic and diverse selection of the very dynamic life-force, multi-ethnic Euro-American folk, world, nationality, and polka music from two continents from the past century and more of recorded music, including Klezmer music. The program's musical selections, all identified in the native European languages and then translated into English, will definitely put a smile on your face, a song in your heart, and make you feel good all over--both physically and mentally...for it's music from the heart ... for the heart...for Mother's Day.

The program will also honor the many European and American blue-collar, working-class musician-composer-bandleaders who took the time to write and then record their music in the many styles and tempos to honor their own family matriarchs in a very special way--with music. It should be noted that these blue-collar, working-class musician-composer-bandleaders in Europe and America also wrote their music under some very difficult and trying economic and political conditions, thereby making their many hundreds of timeless musical selections compiled for the special Mother's Day program to be "the one, true perfect genre of music for the celebration of Mother's Day."

You may also be interested in knowing that the many Euro-American musical selections from the past century and more of recorded music to honor mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, step-mothers, and mothers-in-law comprise the largest number of musical selections for Mother's Day when compared to any other genre of music--anywhere in the world.

For further information, please contact the producer, director, and host at: www.Danieljanw@aol.com . My website is located at www.danieljan.com

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY 2010!!!

Sincerely,

Daniel Jan Walikis(BU-Class of '77)

P. S. The European Ethnic Melodies Show, broadcast since 1988 on Binghamton University radio, WHRW-FM, has also been simulcast on the Internet since 1998. The program has been known as a true elder-friendly music show since 1988, long before anyone ever coined and copyrighted the term, "elder-friendly."

In 2004, the show became the very first pioneer, proto-type program in the nation to combine the unlimited parameters of music therapy with multi-ethnic music in order to create the first Euro-American multi-ethnic music and wealth-of-health wellness program in the nation designed to Slow Down The Aging Process of an aging society and nation as well as help an audience, including caregivers, cope with day-to-day ailments, stress, chronic pain, diminished capacity, dementia, and an extended list of other serious cognitive disorders.

Hopefully, many of these ailments will be forgotten or diminished with all of the happy music for the celebration of Mother's Day with the timeless treasures of music that will put a smile on your face, a song in your heart , and make you feel good all over--both physically and mentally!

"Little did you ever think that the real music of your life, the timeless treasures of your heritage that you first learned at your babcia's (grandmother's) knee so many years ago, would be so very important to you in your later years---for all your health, heritage, music, and memories matter."


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 23 Apr 10 - 11:04 AM

When I had a radio programs in 1998-99, for Mother's Day in 1999 I aired Tom Lehrer's "Oedipus Rex".


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Crowhugger
Date: 24 Apr 10 - 09:01 AM

rosebrook--that's a good choice. And there are many more songs too by Rosalie Sorrells that are well suited to Mother's Day, motherhood being something she's written about often.

Jack Campin--it would thoroughly astonish me if public celebrations of Mother's Day were ever to acknowledge darkness in mothers' behaviour. Maybe it's the Disney effect but in general, pretty stories abound to the exclusion of a full spectrum view of motherhood. At least on this side of the pond.

Mary Waitrovich--Do you or your funders explicitly or subtly prefer to stick to the "nicer" song choices? If, for such a special occasion, you avoid the songs that teach about or lament the painfulness in mothers, I'd like to understand why that is.

~CH.


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 17 - 05:14 PM

Jimmy Randall


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: Mrrzy
Date: 13 May 17 - 08:53 AM

Oh, mama, mama see me, mama mama see me I'm a pop star...


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Subject: RE: Mother's Day Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 17 - 09:55 AM

The Good Mother by Jann Arden. Lovely song.


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