Who Sang Your Mama Don't Dance? Loggins & Messina

Loggins & Messina Loggins and Messina cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1972-10
length: 2:50
additional engineer: John Fiore
Lyrics
Your mama don't dance and your daddy don't
Rock and roll
Your mama don't dance and your daddy don't
Rock and roll
But when evening comes around and it's time to
Hit the town
Where do you go, you gotta rock it

The old folks say that ya gotta end your date
By ten
But if you're out on a date don't you
Bring her home late 'cause it's a sin
You know there's no excuse
You know you're gonna lose you never win
I'll say it again

And it's all because your mama don't dance
And your daddy don't rock and roll
Your mama don't dance and your daddy don't
Rock and roll
When evenin' rolls around and it's time to
Hit the town
Where do you go, to rock it, rock it

(lead)
Everyone gather round let me tell you all
About it
You see I pulled into a drive-in and
I found a place to park
We hopped into the backseat where it's
Always nice and dark
I'm just about to move thinking to myself Mmm
Bret this is a breeze
Then there's a light in my eye and a guy says
Out of the car long hair
Oowee, you're coming with me
Said the local police

And it's all because your mama don't dance
And your daddy don't rock and roll
Your mama don't dance and your daddy don't
Rock and roll
When evenin' rolls around and it's time to
Hit the town
Where do you go, play me a little C.C.

Your mama don't dance and your daddy don't
Rock and roll
Your mama don't dance and your daddy don't
Rock and roll
They just ain't cool and they ain't about to start
Your mama don't dance and you daddy don't rock

Your mama don't dance, no
She just don't dance, no
You mama don't dance
And you daddy don't rock and roll, oww no

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Good Friend
  • 2 Whiskey
  • 3 Your Mama Don't Dance
  • 4 Long Tail Cat
  • 5 Golden Ribbons
  • 6 Thinking of You
  • 7 Just Before the News
  • 8 Till the Ends Meet
  • 9 Holiday Hotel
  • 10 Lady of My Heart
  • 11 Angry Eyes

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin