Mama Said

The Shirelles

About Mama Said

"Mama Said" is a song performed by the Shirelles, written by Luther Dixon and Willie Denson. It became a top-ten hit, on both the pop and R&B charts, when it was released as a single in 1961. "Mama Said" went number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the R&B chart. It has been covered by American Spring, Melanie, Dusty Springfield, and The Stereos as well as a young Dionne Bromfield. It was also the inspiration for "Days Like This" by Van Morrison. It was also covered by Nick Lowe on his 2001 album The Convincer. The song was featured during the closing of the third season Orange is the New Black episode "Fake it Till You Fake it Some More." The song also appeared in the seventh season of Adventure Time at the end of the eponymous episode, "Mama Said." Billboard named the song #44 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.  


Year:
2003
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Mama said there'll be days like this
There'll be days like this, mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this
There'll be days like this, my mama said
(Mama said, mama said)

I went walking the other day and
Everything was going fine
Met a little boy named Billy Joe
And then I almost lost my mind

Mama said there'll be days like this
There'll be days like this, my mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this
There'll be days like this, my mama said

And then she said someone would look at me
Like I'm looking at you someday
Then I might find
I don't want you any old way but I don't worry 'causre

Mama said there'll be days like this
There'll be days like this, my mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this
There'll be days like this, my mama said

My eyes are wide open
But all that I can see is
Chapel bells a-tollin'
For everyone but-a me but I don't worry 'cause

Mama said there'll be days like this
There'll be days like this, my mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this
There'll be days like this, my mama said

(Mama said, mama said, hey, hey) don't you worry
(Mama said, mama said, hey, hey) don't you worry, now
(Mama said, mama said, hey, hey)
(Mama said, mama said, hey, hey) mama said there'll be days like this
(Mama said, mama said, hey, hey) there'll be days like this, my mama said
(Mama said, mama said, hey, hey) mama said there'll be days like this
(Mama said, mama said, hey, hey) there'll be days like this, my mama said
(Mama said, mama said, hey, hey) don't you worry

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The Shirelles

The Shirelles were an African American girl group that achieved popularity in the early 1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens (later Shirley Alston-Reeves), Doris Coley (later Doris Kenner-Jackson), Addie "Micki" Harris (later Addie Harris McPherson), and Beverly Lee. They have been described as either the first African-American girl group to top the Billboard Hot 100, or the first girl group overall, with the song "Will You Love Me Tomorrow". more »

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Written by: LUTHER DIXON, WILLIE DENSON

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