Van Zant - Sweet Mama Lyrics

Van Zant Get Right With the Man cover art
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I was raised on the west side shanty town.
I didn't get up till the sun went down.
When your back's against the wall, you better get tough,
An' learn real quick how to swing an' duck.'

I was born in the sweet Florida sunshine,
Good lookin' women, back woods an' moonshine.
Learned more about life on the streets than in the school.
Sweet Mama didn't raise no fool,.
That's right.

Some folks cheat 'n some folks lie,
But I can judge a man by the look in his eye.
Don't hand me jack, try to call it cool.
I know the difference 'tween **** an' shiner.

I was born in the sweet Florida sunshine,
Good lookin' women, back woods an' moonshine.
Learned more about life on the streets than in the school.
Sweet Mama didn't raise no fool.

Talkin' about Mama,
Oh sweet Mama.

Mama was no angel, but she taught me right from wrong.
She knew ev'ry single word, an' ev'ry note, and ev'ry song.
She taught me how to gamble and how to roll a dice.
"If it makes you feel good, do a darn thing twice."

I was born in the sweet Florida sunshine,
Good lookin' women, back woods an' moonshine.
Learned more about life on the streets than in the school.
My sweet Mama didn't raise no fool.

I was born in the sweet Florida sunshine,
Good lookin' women, back woods an' moonshine.
Learned more about life on the streets than in the school.
My sweet Mama didn't raise no fool.
Yeeow!

Talkin' about:
(My sweet Mama,)
(Mama didn't raise no fool.)
Na, na, na.
(Talkin' about my sweet Mama,
(Mama didn't raise no fool.)
That's my sweet Mama.
(Talkin' about my sweet Mama,
(Mama didn't raise no fool.)
Track Listing
Copy Control CD 1
  • 1 Takin' Up Space
  • 2 Nobody Gonna Tell Me What to Do
  • 3 Sweet Mama
  • 4 Help Somebody
  • 5 Things I Miss the Most
  • 6 I Know My History
  • 7 I Can't Help Myself
  • 8 I'm Doin' Alright
  • 9 Lovin' You
  • 10 Plain Jane
  • 11 Been There Done That


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Donnie Van Zant, Robert Johnson, Thomas Jay Hambridge
    album: Track 3 in album Get Right With the Man
    release date: 2005-3-10
    popularity : 118 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Southern Rock/Country
    length: 3:33
    Album Information
    country(area): United States
    format: Copy Control CD
    barcode: 731453745926
    script: Latin