Mama Had a Stove Lyrics

Stan Ridgway


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 9 in album Anatomy
release date: 1999
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length: 3:40

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They say that I'm a stooge
But all I've ever wanted
Was back in Baton Rouge
We'd paddle up the river
Go fishin' in a stream
We'd see the people drinkin'
On the Mississippi Queen


Chorus:
And Mama had a stove
And Daddy had a still
Then Daddy ran away
With his second cousin Jill



I left home at ten
I joined a carnival
Washin' down the elephants
Life was never dull
One night when the clowns
Had all got drunk
I sneaked into your wagon
And rifled through your trunk


Chorus repeat


And Mama raised us up
To never tell a lie
Except when there's a secret
Where the neighbors tend to pry
Mama had a stove repeat x2



Track Listing

  • 1 Mission Bell
  • 2 Deep Blue Polka Dot
  • 3 Train of Thought
  • 4 Murray's Steackhouse Story
  • 5 Susie Before Sunrise
  • 6 Sweet Pig Alley
  • 7 Valerie Is Sleeping
  • 8 Mickey the Priest
  • 9 Mama Had a Stove
  • 10 Whistle for Louise
  • 11 Picasso's Tear
  • 12 Sixteen Tons