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Sing a Song of Mom

May 12, 2007

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! I’m hoping that my own mom won’t mind me sharing a song I wrote for her back in 2000, which might possibly resonate with other moms and their children.

My friend Do Peterson was the recording engineer for this project, in addition to providing backing vocals and guitar accompaniment.

In case they’re not clear from the recording, the lyrics are shown below.

“Are you really gonna wear that tie?”
“Are you really gonna to wear those pants?”
“If you’re gonna come home late,
Will you let me know in advance?”
She asks a lot of questions
To keep me from going wrong,
So I’ll sing a song of Mom,
Sing a song of Mom,
Sing a song of Mom.
Sing a song of Mom,
Sing a song of Mom,
Sing a song of Mom.

“Did you bring Joe a present?”
“Did you remember not to gloat?”
“Did you help do the dishes?”
“Did you write him a thank-you note?”
She asks a lot of questions
To find out what’s going on,
So I’ll sing a song of Mom,
Sing a song of Mom,
Sing a song of Mom.
Sing a song of Mom,
Sing a song of Mom,
Sing a song of Mom.

S-U-S-A-N.
She’s my mom; on her I can depend.
Whether I’m feeling great or I’m on the mend,
My mom will love me right up to the end.

“Do you have to run so far?”
“Do you have to eat so fast?”
“Shouldn’t you be cleaning the bathroom
Instead of watching this telecast?”
She asks a lot of questions
To keep me from going wrong,
So I’ll sing a song of Mom,
Sing a song of Mom,
Sing a song of Mom.
Sing a song of Mom,
Sing a song of Mom,
Sing a song of Mom.

6 comments

  1. Great song! I've played it several times for my husband to rev him up for calling his mother this afternoon. I'm trying to figure out how to fit E-S-T-H-E-R into the S-U-S-A-N line but I guess you don't get metrical instructions with free downloads.


  2. Roslyn: The trick is to put your T on the beat before my second S, so that your H-E-R lines up with my S-A-N. But you guys will have to write your own lyrics to rhyme with the "R." (Suggested words: cigar, scar, czar, Myanmar….)


  3. Haaaaaaaah. This is great. I'm laughing. A lot.How's recovery going for you? What's you're game plan for between now and Western States? Happy hill climbing!Meghan


  4. Aw man, I'm cringing at my own grammatical error in my last comment. Sigh, I suck at writing.


  5. Greg, I saw your note after we called my mother-in-law but it's OK because now I haven't squandered Myanmar rhymes on her and can use them in a song I've long had in mind about a Burmese woman named Irma who's unhappy about the name change.


  6. Meghan: I do not have a game plan yet but hope to come up with one (and post it) as I finish recovering from Miwok.Roslyn: Are you sure you're writing a song and not a limerick?



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