MAMA DON’T ALLOW

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MAMA DON’T ALLOW
This song is the center point for the illustrated book, “Mama Don’t Allow”, by Thacher
Hurd. It’s got something for everyone in the audience: teenage rebellion, wisdom
acquired through harrowing situations, and finally, the respect and admiration of one’s
elders. Anyone with an iota of a sense of humor may recognize the irony in the situation:
in real life, parents often have to beg, cajole, bribe and threaten their children into
practicing their instruments. I had my share growing up as well.
Yeah, Mama don’t allow no guitar playing ’round here
Yeah, Mama don’t allow no guitar playing ’round here
I don’t care what mama don’t allow I’ll play my guitar anyhow
Mama don’t allow no guitar playing ’round here
Hey, Mama don’t allow no bass in this place
Yeah, Mama don’t allow no bass in this place
I don’t care what mama don’t allow I’ll play my bass anyhow
Mama don’t allow no bass in this place
Yeah, Mama don’t allow no drumming going on
Yeah, Mama don’t allow no drumming going on
I don’t care what mama don’t allow
Gonna play my drums anyhow
Mama don’t allow no drumming going on
Yeah, Mama don’t allow no piano players in here
Mama don’t allow no piano players in here
I don’t care what mama don’t allow
Gonna play my piano anyhow
Mama don’t allow no piano players in here
Mama don’t allow us all playing at the same time
Mama don’t allow us all playing at the same time
I don’t care what mama don’t allow
We’re all gonna play all at the same time anyhow
Mama don’t allow us all playing at the same time