[LMB] OT: Mama Look a Boo Boo (was Theme songs)

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Sat, 23 Feb 2002 14:51:13 EST


Words and music by Fitzroy Alexander.
Recorded many times by Harry Belafonte.

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 a bobo they shout
Their mother tell them shut up your mouth' 
That is your daddy, oh, no
My daddy can't be ugly so
Shut your mout'  Go away

Mama, look at bobo dey 
Shut your mout'  Go away
Mama, look at bobo 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 bobo 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 bobo dey (oh)
Shut your mout'  Go away
Mama, look at bobo dey (oh)

So I began to question de mother
These children ain't got no behavior
So I began to question de mother
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 bobo 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 bobo dey (ooh)
Shut your mout'  Go away

Mama, look at bobo dey (ooh)
Shut your mout'  Go away'