What's Your Mama's Name Child Lyrics

Tanya Tucker


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dallas Frazier, Earl Montgomery
album: Track 3 in album Tanya Tucker Classic Collection
release date: 2011
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length: 3:06
What's your mama's name child what's your mama's name
Thirty some odd years ago a young man came to Memphis
Asking bout a rose that used to blossom in his world
People never took the time to mind the young man's questions

'Til one day they heard him ask a little green eyed girl
What's your mama's name child what's your mama's name
Does she ever talk about a place called New Orleans
Has she ever mentioned a man named Buford Wilson

What's your mama's name child what's your mama's name
Twenty some odd years ago a drunkard down in Memphis
Lost a month of life and labored to the country jail
Just because he asked a little green eyed girl a question

And offered her a nickel's worth of candy if she'd tell
A year and some odd days ago an old man died in Memphis
Just another wayward soul the county had to claim
Inside the old man's ragged coat they found a faded letter

That said you have a daughter and her eyes are Wilson green
What's your mama's name child...
What's your mama's name child what's your mama's name



Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Delta Dawn
  • 2 Love's the Answer
  • 3 What's Your Mama's Name Child
  • 4 The Jamestown Ferry
  • 5 Blood Red and Goin' Down
  • 6 Would You Lay With Me
  • 7 The Man That Turned My Momma On
  • 8 I Believe the South Is Gonna Rise Again
  • 9 Rainy Girl
  • 10 No Man's Land
  • 11 Song Man
  • 12 Teach Me the Words to Your Song