1. Mama Said

From the recording Mama Said


<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>MAMA SAID</strong>&copy; 1996<br />by Ruth A. Bloomquist</p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><br />Mama said don&rsquo;t go too fast<br />Cause being young just don&rsquo;t&nbsp; last<br />And being old takes a long, long time<br />And you&rsquo;ll want to remember when<br /><br />Mama said don&rsquo;t go to far <br />The water gets deep where you are<br />Soon you&rsquo;ll be out over your head<br />And the waters will sweep you away&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CHORUS<br /><br />CHORUS<br />Mama loves blue skies<br />Mama loves blue eyes<br />Mama loves blue birds <br />Singing outside her kitchen window &nbsp;<br /><br />Mama said don&rsquo;t choose a man<br />Without a callous on his hand<br />He won&rsquo;t know how to work the land<br />And your babies will cry in the night<br /><br />Mama said love the Lord<br />Keep all your sins above the board<br />Lord knows you can&rsquo;t keep them stored<br />And the waters will wash them away&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CHORUS (x2)<br /><br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Mama I&rsquo;ll remember you<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Your advice rings so true<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Mama I ain&rsquo;t got a clue<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;And I wish that you were here <br /><br />Mama chased the rainbows down<br />Hoping they&rsquo;d take her out of town<br />Looking to see if the pot of gold<br />Was all that she was told<br /><br />Mama chased whiskey with water<br />Every time&nbsp; she thought of the daughter<br />That ran off a year this May<br />To join a revival band&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;CHORUS<br /><br /></p>