Mama Look-A Boo Boo (Lord Melody) I wonder why nobody don' like me? Or is it de fact dat I'm ugly? I wonder why nobody don' like me? Or is it de fact dat I'm ugly? I leave my own-a house and go My children don't want me no mo' Bad talk inside de house dey bring And when I talk dey start to sing cho: "Mama, look-a boo boo," dey shout; Dem mama tell dem, "Shut up you mout', Dat is you daddy." "Oh, no! My daddy can't be ugly so!" "Shut you mout', go away." "Mama look-a boo-boo dey." Ugh! "Shut you mout', go away." "Mama look-a boo-boo dey." I couldn't even digest me supper Due to de children's behavior "John!" "Yes, pa!" "Come here for a moment, Bring de belt, you're much too impudent." John says it's James who started first James tells the story in reverse I drag me belt from off me waist You should hear dem screaming all round de place So I began to question de motha' "Dese children ain't got no behavior!" So I began to question de motha' "Dese children ain't got no behavior!" "Dey're playin' wit' you," my wife declare "You should be proud of dem, my dear" Dese children were taught too bloomin' slack Dat ain't no kind of joke to crack Copyright Lord Melody 1957 Recorded by Harry Bellafonte RG oct97
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