Top 100 Things the Singer's Mama Told Her/Him/Them

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100. Not to come

punning display, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:23 (one month ago) link

99. You better shop around

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:25 (one month ago) link

98. you can't hurry love, no you just have to wait

sleight return (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:29 (one month ago) link

97. That your life is a gift.
96. Knock you out.

peace, man, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:30 (one month ago) link

95. If I was goody, that she would buy me a rubber dolly.

fetter, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:31 (one month ago) link

94. Not to sell work

Feel a million filaments (Sund4r), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:31 (one month ago) link

93. there'll be days like this

last updated a group of five done twelve times ago (geoffreyess), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:32 (one month ago) link

92. That I never should play with the gypsies in the wood.

fetter, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:33 (one month ago) link

91. Whatever will be, will be

cat, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:37 (one month ago) link

91. a woman'll sweet talk and give you the big eye

90. a buzzard is two-faced
3.57 here
https://vimeo.com/12455522

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:38 (one month ago) link

89. Don't take more than a mouthful.

Joey Corona (Euler), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:39 (one month ago) link

88. I would have the hits
87. These *****s ain't your homies
86. Don't fall in love with the boys out in the streets

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:40 (one month ago) link

85. Take your time young man
84. Don't you rush to get old
83. Take it in your stride
82. Live your life

a slice of greater pastry (ledge), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:47 (one month ago) link

85. Cuidadito si un amor tratas de encontrar. No la busques muy bonita porque al paso del tiempo se le quita. Busca amor nada mas que amor.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:48 (one month ago) link

80. Save yourself, take a little time and find the right girl
79. Then again don't end up on the shelf

a slice of greater pastry (ledge), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:50 (one month ago) link

78. yes son?

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:52 (one month ago) link

77. Que lorsqu'on cherche bien on finit toujours par trouver.

Joey Corona (Euler), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:53 (one month ago) link

76. Be a simple man

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:55 (one month ago) link

75. We are all born superstars

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:56 (one month ago) link

75. Mama sa ma makossa

nashwan, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:59 (one month ago) link

88. there'd be girls like you
87. "Be careful what you do; don't go around breaking young girls' hearts."

Feel a million filaments (Sund4r), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:02 (one month ago) link

Whoops, I think that's 73 and 72.

Feel a million filaments (Sund4r), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:02 (one month ago) link

71. That I was too young to be in love and the boy and I would have to part

Josefa, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:23 (one month ago) link

70. That gal you're foolin' with, she ain't no good for you.
69. Not to look into the sights of the sun.

The fillyjonk who believed in pandemics (Lily Dale), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:39 (one month ago) link

68. That I'd meet girls like you.

peace, man, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:41 (one month ago) link

67. Always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns.

The fillyjonk who believed in pandemics (Lily Dale), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:45 (one month ago) link

66. I shouldn't be here trying to sing these railroad blues

peace, man, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:49 (one month ago) link

65. To get things done, you better not mess with Major Tom

peace, man, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:51 (one month ago) link

Haha, I did that one re 68 but I think I got the words wrong.

Feel a million filaments (Sund4r), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:53 (one month ago) link

64. not to go near that river or hang around ol' Catfish John

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:54 (one month ago) link

63. Trust no ho, use a rubber.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:54 (one month ago) link

62. Don't you play around town
61. To get things done you gotta go to school, ain't gonna have no fun
60. You're still too young, you gotta slow it down, ain't gonna have no fun

a slice of greater pastry (ledge), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:03 (one month ago) link

Haha, I did that one re 68 but I think I got the words wrong.

― Feel a million filaments (Sund4r), Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:53 PM (nine minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

So you did! Great minds think alike.

peace, man, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:06 (one month ago) link

my mama told me that

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:08 (one month ago) link

59. Eat a lot, sleep a lot, brush em lime crazy; Run a lot, do a lot, never be lazy

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:10 (one month ago) link

58. You're only 16, you don't have a rep yet
57. You go to school to learn, not for a fashion show
56. If they were laughing you don't need them 'cause they're not good friends

Josefa, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:11 (one month ago) link

54. Shaddap You Face

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:11 (one month ago) link

53. here's your one chance Fancy, don't let me down

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:15 (one month ago) link

52. Y'all remember to wipe your feet
53. I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge:
Today, Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:19 (one month ago) link

not gonna fill the rest up with panic from the disco

brimstead, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 17:48 (one month ago) link

50. Come on home, girl / Too soon to lose my baby, my girl should be at home

Josefa, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 18:01 (one month ago) link

49. Stop-a or I'm gonna tell papa

Josefa, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 18:07 (one month ago) link

48. son, papa was a rolling stone
wherever he laid his hat was his home
and when he died, all he left us was alone

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 19:13 (one month ago) link

Each verse of Mother's Little Helper:
47. "Kids are different today"
46. "Things are different today"
45. "Men just aren't the same today"
54. "Life's much too hard today"

BrianB, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 19:51 (one month ago) link

44

BrianB, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 19:51 (one month ago) link

(t-shirt still sounds great btw)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 20:24 (one month ago) link

43 "only the strong survive"

that's not my post, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 20:57 (one month ago) link

42. You'll always be a baby to me.

the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 21:41 (one month ago) link

gotta admit, I didn't think we'd make it this far. Well done, everyone. Only 41 to go!

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 22:13 (one month ago) link

If you do make a spotify playlist the song in spanish I mentioned is called “cuando era jovencito” / “cuando yo era un jovencito” which is actually a cover of Cottonfields that keeps the melody of the leadbelly original but changes the meaning of the lyrics completely. In spanish it becomes a song about a mom advicing his son about finding love.

I think the first version is by Los Apson, but there’s several covers including one by norteño legend, Ramon Ayala, which is the most popular version in Mexico. It isn’t unusual to hear it played live by banda/norteño groups, if you’re ever in Mexico and you end up in a seafood restaurant or a party were they have banda you can request it and there’s a high chance they know it. It’s sort of a staple, but most Ramon Ayala songs are.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 15:24 (one month ago) link

Another popular song in latin america for 23, “Tonta” by Grupo Mojado:

23. Mama me lo dijo una vez: Hija no te cases

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 16:16 (one month ago) link

Ihr sollt viel trinken

Siegbran, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 16:35 (one month ago) link

(22.)

Siegbran, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 16:39 (one month ago) link

21. called me a thief

flappy bird, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 16:52 (one month ago) link

20. that she can't visit me in the pen
19. get up, go get that money

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 17:59 (one month ago) link

18. that one day it was gonna happen (but she never told me when)

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 18:01 (one month ago) link

17. be true to yourself and you can't go wrong

peace, man, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 18:09 (one month ago) link

16. That's the way it ought to stay

punning display, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:04 (one month ago) link

15. let that boy boogie

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:06 (one month ago) link

14. Act like a superstar. Save your allowance, buy a bubble dress.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:09 (one month ago) link

13. Don't waste your time on a fella
Who doesn't love you
He'll only mislead you
Only grieve you
Don't worry about him
Do without him
Because there's too many fish in the sea

punning display, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:10 (one month ago) link

12. Gener, I wanna smell it.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:11 (one month ago) link

11. Son, please beware
There's this thing called love, and it's a-everywhere

punning display, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:12 (one month ago) link

10. Thatcha gotta jibboo

peace, man, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:45 (one month ago) link

9. All that you have is your soul

punning display, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 22:23 (one month ago) link

8. Ralentis. Désir ou amour, tu le sauras un jour.

LeRooLeRoo, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 22:25 (one month ago) link

7. I always liked it slow

punning display, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 22:34 (one month ago) link

6. There’d be boys like you
5. Stay away, you’ll never know what you’ll catch

early rejecter, Thursday, 14 May 2020 04:38 (one month ago) link

4. Don’t take your guns to town

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 14 May 2020 10:16 (one month ago) link

3. You sucked my pussy when you came out. Don't ever talk back. I handed you life and I'll snatch it back.

peace, man, Thursday, 14 May 2020 11:29 (one month ago) link

2. Watch what comes out your mouth

punning display, Thursday, 14 May 2020 12:51 (one month ago) link

1. Words of wisdom: "Let it be."

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 14 May 2020 12:53 (one month ago) link

-1. If I would make the bed and watch the telephone
That she would send me out to get a chocolate ice cream cone

punning display, Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:01 (one month ago) link

-2. I know you've been out again with Fred.

peace, man, Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:04 (one month ago) link

-3. ...ever since I was seven, "Hold your head up high"

Frank Bough: I Took Drugs with Vice Girls (Tom D.), Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:14 (one month ago) link

-4. Go to school get your doctorate.
-5. Only Jesus can save us.

punning display, Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:17 (one month ago) link

-6. There was a king who ruled the land
His Majesty was in command
With silver eyes the scarlet eagle
Showered silver on the people

Frank Bough: I Took Drugs with Vice Girls (Tom D.), Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:19 (one month ago) link

-7. Before I'm grown I'll find somebody I can call my own

Josefa, Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:29 (one month ago) link

-8. Pa and me, we give you room and bed

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:38 (one month ago) link

Haha, we just crossed in the post...

-8. "Look at this, you haven't done your bed."
-9. "That's a thing that you should do instead."
-10. "Try and get one thing into your head."
-11. "Pa and me, we give you room and bed."
-12. "Listen, I know you've been out again with Fred."
-13. "Don't you lie, your cheeks are blushing red."
-14. "If you want to hurt me, go ahead."
-15. "I suppose you'd rather see me dead."

mike t-diva, Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:41 (one month ago) link

well i guess i'm off to spotify.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:49 (one month ago) link

Rough guess of 80-90 total songs so far with all the multiple quotes. Another 20 or so should be coming.

punning display, Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:05 (one month ago) link

-16. Women down the street, sonny
Gonna be the death of you

punning display, Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:07 (one month ago) link

-17. Fuck the world and be so aggressive. Be so fluorescent, watch these hoes 'cause they so obsessive.
-18. I'ma work myself to death
-19. Be careful how you play your cards

punning display, Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:08 (one month ago) link

1. Words of wisdom: "Let it be."

Does this mean that McCartney is actually Jesus?

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:38 (one month ago) link

I think Mary is not an uncommon name for mothers and others.

Frank Bough: I Took Drugs with Vice Girls (Tom D.), Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:44 (one month ago) link

two short of 100 but I have a bunch of different renditions of the same song.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:46 (one month ago) link

Does this mean that McCartney is actually Jesus?

― Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:38 PM (ten minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Miracle: Macca's Mom = Mary!

peace, man, Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:50 (one month ago) link

Yes, it's about his actual mother, whose name was Mary, and who died in the 50s.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:52 (one month ago) link

Catholic woman called Mary, never heard the like.

Frank Bough: I Took Drugs with Vice Girls (Tom D.), Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:54 (one month ago) link

When asked if the phrase "Mother Mary" in the song referred to the mother of Jesus, McCartney has typically replied that listeners can interpret the song however they like.

--Wikipedia

punning display, Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:03 (one month ago) link

well, that settles it. He is Jesus.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:18 (one month ago) link

Pretty sure he thinks he's more talented and worthy of love and respect than that.

Frank Bough: I Took Drugs with Vice Girls (Tom D.), Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:23 (one month ago) link

That was miraculously quick, forks.

punning display, Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:30 (one month ago) link

its the only thing i'm good at! maybe not, but some days it feels like it.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:50 (one month ago) link

yeah amazing playlist, quite a hunting expedition

Josefa, Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:22 (one month ago) link

Just two days ago I was listening to a Philly Soul compilation when "Only the Strong Survive" came on, and I started thinking about how many songs involved what somebody's mama said. Quite a few, as it turns out.

punning display, Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:39 (one month ago) link

i think another hundred should be easy to come by; i appreciate that people are posting interesting and/or well-known songs instead of just googling up a list.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:41 (one month ago) link


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