The Mother of All Song Games

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    It's a new year. Time for a new game. Our topic: Mothers. And let's
    add Dear Old Dad as well.

    From 1915: M-O-T-H-E-R, A word that means the world to me.
    I remember we sang this in grade school for an afternoon
    program to which moms were invited.

    Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me. A hit for Eddie Cantor.

    I'll Tell Me Ma When I Go Home. A song that is also a game,
    particularly in Belfast. Ireland. I first heard it in the 60s; recorded
    by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.

    We are Coming, Father Abraham. A song written during the
    Civil War by Henry Clay Work. "Father Abraham" refers to Lincoln,
    of course, who had issued a call for volunteers to join the army.

    The same composer wrote Marching Through Georgia. After
    the war he wrote My Grandfather's Clock recorded by various
    singers including Johnny Cash.

  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    "Mother Machree" Written by John Mcdermott.

    "I Want a Girl Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad" composed in 1911.

    "Oh My Papa" made popular by Eddie Fisher

    "Papa Loves Mambo" by Perry Como

    "Mammy" by Al Jolson From the 1927 film The Jazz Singer.

    "Ma, He's Making Eyes At Me" by Eddie Cantor

    "I'm My Own Grandpa" sung by Ray Stevens, written in 1947, a fun song.

    Good topic Rock. Could we add grandparents too? How about sons and daughters. :) Fun game, GB

    Last edited: Jan 2, 2015
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    A nice collection, GB. We can add the whole clan. Here's a song I discovered
    recently. Don't know its history. Sounds like it's more than a century old though.

    BTW, in the days when I traveled with a circuit preacher, I used to play a pump
    organ like the one in the video. The biggest church had a new Hammond organ.
    And the third had a piano. Alas, I played all three badly. Nevertheles, I got paid
    for my efforts. Every Christmas each congregation gave me a card and ten bucks.
    A nice chunk of change in those days when I was making the minimum wage of
    75 cents an hour as a cave guide and 35 cents a line as a pin setter. (Nowadays
    bowling alleys use machines.)