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  • Mama Look At Bubu
  • Artist: Harry Belafonte (peak Billboard position # 11 in 1957)
  • Words and Music by Lord Melody
  • above title as appeared on the 45a/k/a "Mama, Look-A Boo Boo"
  • I wonder why nobody don't like me
  • Or is it the fact that I'm ugly?
  • I wonder why nobody don't like me
  • Or is it the fact that I'm ugly?
  • I leave my whole house and home
  • My children don't want me no more
  • Bad talk inside de house dey bring
  • And when I talk they start to sing
  • "Mama, look at bubu" they shout
  • Their mother tell them "shut up your mout' "
  • "That is your daddy", "oh, no"
  • "My daddy can't be ugly so"
  • "Shut your mout' " "Go away"
  • "Mama, look at bubu" dey (ooh)
  • "Shut your mout' " "Go away"
  • "Mama, look at bubu" dey
  • I couldn't even digest me supper
  • Due to thee children's behavior
  • John ("Yes, pa")-"come here a moment"
  • "Bring de belt, you're much too impudent"
  • John says it's James who started first
  • James tells thee story in reverse
  • I drag my belt from off me waist
  • You should hear dem screamin' round de place
  • "Mama, look at bubu" they shout
  • Their mother tell them "shut up your mout' "
  • "That is your daddy", "oh, no"
  • "My daddy can't be ugly so"
  • "Shut your mout' " "Go away"
  • "Mama, look at bubu" dey (ooh)
  • "Shut your mout' " "Go away"
  • "Mama, look at bubu" dey (oh)
  • So I began to question de mudda
  • These children ain't got no behavior
  • So I began to question de mudda
  • These children ain't got no behavior
  • "They're playing with you" my wife declared
  • "You should be proud of them, my dear"
  • "These children were taught too bloomin' slack"
  • That ain't no kind of joke to crack
  • "Mama, look at bubu" they shout
  • Their mother tell them "shut up your mout' "
  • "That is your daddy", "oh, no"
  • "My daddy can't be ugly so"
  • "Shut your mout' " "Go away"
  • "Mama, look at bubu" dey (ooh)
  • "Shut your mout' " "Go away"
  • FADE
  • "Mama, look at bubu" dey (ooh)
  • "Shut your mout' " "Go away"
  • Transcribed by Ronald E. Hontz
  • ronhontz@worldnet.att.net

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