What's Your Mama's Name

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Tanya Tucker

Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958, in Seminole, Texas) is a female American country music artist who had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13. Over the succeeding decades, Tucker became one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience, a… more »

Thirty some odd years ago
A young man came to Memphis 
Askin' 'bout a rose that used to blossom 
In his world  People never took the time 
to mind the young man's questions  Until one day they heard him ask 
a little green eyed girl

[Chorus:]
What's your mama's name child 
What's your mama's name
Does she ever talk about 
A place called New Orleans 
Has she ever mentioned 
A man named Bueferd Wilson 
What's your mama's name child 
What's your mama's name

 Twenty some odd years ago
A drunk went down in Memphis 
Lost a month of life and labor 
To the county jail
Just because he asked a little green eyed girl a question 
And offered her a nickel's worth of candy if she'd tell

A year and some odd days ago
An old man died in Memphis 
Just another wayward
So the county had to claim  Inside the old mans ragged coat
They found a faded letter
It said you have a daughter 
And her eyes are Wilson green

[Chorus]
What's your mama's name child 
What's your mama's name
Does she ever talk about 
A place called New Orleans 
Has she ever mentioned 
A man named Bueferd Wilson 
What's your mama's name child 
What's your mama's name

Written by: DALLAS FRAZIER, EARL MONTGOMERY

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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