* M O T H E R S *









* M O T H E R S *



MAY

2006













  • Mama Don't Allow It Julia Lee - (1947)


  • Daddy Loves Mommyo Tommy Duncan - (1956)


  • Mama Didn't Lie Jan Bradley - (1963)


  • I'll Go to the Church Again With Momma Buck Owens - (1965)


  • Mama Told Me Not to Come Randy Newman - (1970)


  • Mama Get the Hammer Bobby Peterson Quintet - (1961)


  • Mama Talk To Your Daughter J. B. Lenoir - (1954)


  • A Mother's Love Earl King - (1954)


  • Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean Ruth Brown - (1953)


  • Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way Carl Smith - (1951)


  • Mother Earth Memphis Slim - (1951)


  • Mother in Law Ernie K Doe - (1961)


  • Mother in Law Blues Little Junior Parker - (1956)


  • Mama Tried Merle Haggard - (1968)


  • Gonna Tell Your Mother Jimmy McCracklin - (1955)


  • Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby Standing in the Shadows Rolling Stones - (1966)


  • Mother Fuyer Dirty Red - (1949)


  • Mama Said Knock You Out LL Cool J - (1990)













These were the tracks Bob Dylan selected for the playlist

of his second radio show, with the theme "Mothers".

Below are the lyrics to two of the recordings presented.

Buck Owen's song was prefaced by Bob Dylan saying:

"Here's Buck singing about hymns that warm your heart

in the sweet by and by, that chapel in the sky".


The other one is a beautiful song sung by Merle Haggard.










I'll Go to the Church Again With Momma
Buck Owens



I'll go to church again with momma

Someday in the sweet by and by

I'll go to church again with momma

Up there in the chapel in the skies.

You know when I was just a little boy

My momma used to take me to church

And we'd read the Bible, together

And we'd sing those wonderful old hymns

That just seemed to warm your heart, all over

Yes, I know those were the happiest days I've ever spent

When I went to church with momma

I'll go to church again with momma

Up there in the chapel in the skies.

Now momma's gone to heaven to meet Jesus there

And I know she's happy there, Lord

And I know someday I'll meet her up there

And we'll sing and praise the Lord.

When I get to church again in heaven with momma

I'll go to church again with momma

Someday in the sweet by and by

I'll go to church again with momma

Up there in the chapel in the skies











Mama Tried
Merle Haggard



The first thing I remember knowing

Was a lonesome whistle blowing

And a young un's dream of growing up to ride

On a freight train leaving town

Not knowing where I'm bound

And no-one could change my mind but Mama tried

One and only rebel child

From a family meek and mild

My Mama seemed to know what lay in store

Despite all my Sunday learnin

Towards the bad I kept on turning

'Til Mama couldn't hold me anymore

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole

No-one could steer me right but Mama tried Mama tried

Mama tried to raise me better but her pleading I denied

That leaves only me to blame 'cos Mama tried

Dear old Daddy rest his soul

Left my Mom a heavy load

She tried so very hard to fill his shoes

Working hours without rest

Wanted me to have the best

She tried to raise me right but I refused

And I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole

No-one could steer me right but Mama tried Mama tried

Mama tried to raise me better but her pleading I denied

That leaves only me to blame 'cos Mama tried