Mama, Mama

DESCRIPTION: "Well, it's Mama, Mama, O Lord, you don't know" (x2). "Well, it's trouble I've been havin', Mamma, ain't gonna have no mo'." If hearers see his Mama, he asks that she write to the governor for clemency. He regrets the bullies in the prison
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (collected from A. Haggerty, "Track Horse")
KEYWORDS: prisoner hardtimes separation
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, p. 355, "Mamma, Mamma" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #15597
File: LoSi355

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