HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. This song is truly terrific vintage disco. An undeniable classic. It’s timeless (and it still really works to get people dancing) but something about it whispers “last century”, which makes it quite charming. Actually, it was released in 1973, when the song was introduced to the country by the late, great Don Cornelius featured on his iconic TV show “Soul Train.” The Intruders were one of hundreds of bands that flourished during the disco era, but this one stands the test of time.
And, as opposed to a lot of dance songs, this one has lyrics that not only make sense, but are sort of loving and poignant.
Check out these lyrics:
I’ll always love my mama, she’s my favorite girl
I’ll always love my mama, she brought me in this world
Sometimes I feel so bad, when I think of all the things I used to do
How mama used to clean somebody elses house
Just to buy me a new pair of shoes
I never understood how mama made it through the week
When she never ever got a good night’s sleep
Talking ’bout mama, she’s one of a kind
Talking ’bout mama, you’ve got your yours, and I’ve got mine
Talking ’bout mama, hey mama, hey mama, my heart belongs to you
A mother’s love is so special, it’s something that you can’t describe
It’s the kind of love that stays with you until the day you die
She taught me little things like “Say Hello and Thank you, please”
While scrubbing those floors on her bended knees.
C’mon, those are some darn good lyrics. “She taught me little things like ‘Say Hello’ and ‘Thank you, please’
While scrubbing those floors on her bended knees.”
Although my mother has passed on, I’ll always love my mama. Happy Mother’s Day to one and all!