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Mama

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Words & Music: Charles O'Curran/ Dudley Brooks
An angel sent from above, is Mama
And everyone fell in love, with Mama
Mama's so sweet, Mama's so nice
If there is trouble take Mama's advice

There's no-one I hold so dear, as Mama
I always want to be near...

Mama....
Recorded: 1962/03/28, first released on Double Features

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 4, 2013report abuse
My daughters Teresa's (4 years old) favourite Elvis song. The long version is very different; sounds like it could be from Fun in Acapulco instead of Girls!Girls!Girls! I like this song a lot.
Marc JB (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2011report abuse
Average at best...but 10 times better than Old Macdonald.
Monster (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 29, 2010report abuse
Brief, inoffensive tune made noteworthy only for its beautifully delivered vocal. I know it's a cliche among we Elvis fans but when you hear him singing this well you just wish he was doing it with better material.
bluesboy (profilecontact) wrote on May 29, 2010report abuse
The longer version has some fine guitarplaying. Cute melody, sweet lyrics and Elvis very much at ease. It's not rock'n'roll but I like it.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on May 29, 2010report abuse
A song that you might like to hear after a night out with her indoors followed by an Italian or a Spanish, though I'd rather have an Indian
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on May 29, 2010report abuse
A song co written by Dudley Brooks, sometime Elvis pianist. Pretty inoffensive really.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on May 29, 2010report abuse
This short tune from "Girls! Girls! Girls!" is not dumb, irritating, bad or awful. It is basically a poem set to music and it is quite sweet and very well sung. I can't believe this inoffensive, extremely short (Elvis sings for about 50 seconds) and pleasant praise for Mama is being attacked like it is. If you want bad or dumb songs think "Barefoot Ballad", "Golden Coins", "Smokey Mountain Boy", "The Love Machine", "Yoga Is As Yoga Does", "Hey, Hey, Hey", "Kissin' Cousins (the song sung over the opening credits, not the single) and most of the "Paradise, Hawaiian Style" soundtrack.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on May 29, 2010report abuse
Like "Rags To Riches" & "Hurt" too short.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 6, 2009report abuse
In the movie "Robin and the Seven Hoods", Dean Martin sings a song called "Any Man Who Loves His Mother." It's not a great song and it is not a great movie, but it is sung to perfection. And when Elvis sang "Mama" in the movie "Girls, Girls, Girls" the same can be said--Elvis' voice is total perfection. We know Elvis admired Dean Martin early in his career, and I think if you look at some of the movies and songs that Dean did, I always felt like maybe Elvis could justify what he was doing a little by comparing. It was a job. It doesn't make the songs any better, but it was the business, and it wasn't only Elvis who did some dumb movies with dumb songs. Elvis just did more of them for longer, which is sad.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 6, 2009report abuse
I actually liked the LBF version at the time! Pity the revamped CD outting didn't use the same tracks as the original LP. Still, the Girls, Girls, Girls FTD included the album version also! The short version is so short it's hardly a song at all!
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 31, 2009report abuse
A big fat stinker..not as good as "Old MacDonald" sanity must be questioned !
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 30, 2009report abuse
Well, it could be put on a Cd of Elvis songs for mothers day; along with 'Thats someone you'll never Forget, Love me Tender, Mama liked the Roses, I will be home Again, Gently, Shes not You, Love me Tender, Loving You, The wonder of You', to name a few.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 30, 2009report abuse
A big fat stinker. Sorry Mama Stavros.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 30, 2009report abuse
Yes it is well sung (Elvis was in his prime) but its an awful, dreadful song. There was a reason it was not inlcuded on the soundtrack LP. Its plain bad.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 30, 2009report abuse
I think it´s awful. One of the worst songs I´ve ever heard him sing. Now, this is painful to hear, much more so than Old McDonald for example.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 30, 2009report abuse
A nice song for a soundtrack,no more no less. I much prefer "Mama Liked The Roses".
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 27, 2008report abuse
It's a nice, sweet, well sung little ode to "Mama." When of those situational movie songs Elvis did a lot of during the movie years.
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 27, 2008report abuse
An artist can't have a good song every time, even Elvis. As much as I love his voice, this song rates right up there (in my humble opinion) with another horrible Mama song - Mama Loved The Roses. Brings to mind something Lawrence Welk (many of you too young to know who that is) would do! At least the Mama song in question is only a movie tune.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 26, 2008report abuse
Its a simple nice Movie song and nothing more. Elvis sings it well, but can only do so much with the song.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 26, 2008report abuse
Its not irritating at all but I still skip it. When Elvis recorded songs like this he stopped being Elvis to me and I think this is what Lennon's post Army comment is about. Sure, there were great songs in the early 60's, also too many of these and it started to lessen his impact on what was happening in music.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 26, 2008report abuse
A very simple song I hardly ever listen to. One nice element of it is that one can hear Elvis' voice so clearly. His beautiful voice is always pleasant to listen to.
commoneverybody (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 26, 2008report abuse
Its very well sung by Elvis, and really not that bad, in my opinion. Just a sweet simple song, with a nice melody.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2008report abuse
One of the most irritating songs Elvis ever recorded, which urges me to run for the skip button. In my book it's even worse than Old McDonald.

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