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Tanya Tucker What's Your Mama's Name Child Lyrics

Last updated: 03/12/2011 10:00:00 AM

What's your mama's name child what's your mama's name
Thirty some odd years ago a young man came to Memphis
Asking bout a rose that used to blossom in his world
People never took the time to mind the young man's questions
Till one day they heard him ask a little green eyed girl
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 Buford Wilson
What's your mama's name child what's your mama's name

Twenty some odd years ago a drunkard down in Memphis
Lost a month of life and labored to the country 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 soul the county had to claim
Inside the old man's ragged coat they found a faded letter
That said you have a daughter and her eyes are Wilson green
What's your mama's name child...
What's your mama's name child what's your mama's name

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When I was 13 | Reviewer: Leanna Bond | 3/11/11

I grew up in South Texas in a very small area. You and I were the same age and I idolized you. My favorite song was "What's Your Mama's name". I would sing that song to my chidren to put them to sleep at night. They are 37 and 25 and can still sing that song with me. That should say how special you were to me.




Forever a classic's classic | Reviewer: Issack Sack | 10/19/07

A top ten song a top ten singer. One of the very best since the beginning of country music. If that's not enough i remember when the same singer and song rocked the bulbs outta those funny disco balls. Thanks; Issack Sack PS, I'm hearin it said that disco thing is out from it's grave again,please say it ain't so.