Looking for a New Mama
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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I want a brand new mama
I think I let her die
I want a brand new mama
I think I let her die
I want a woman who can cook
And won't who won't tell me dirty lies

I had a good woman
As kind as she could be
I had a good mama
She was as kind as she could be
Her daddy was a brave man
Out on that old high sea

When I get a woman I want her all to myself
When I get my mama I want her all to myself
There'll be no outside loving
She's got to keep it on the shelf

I'm looking for a woman whose got lots of pep
I'm looking for a woman whose got lots of pep
Don't love nobody but me and won't forget to watch her step

I don't want no skinny mama
I want one with plenty fat
I don't want no skinny woman
I want one with plenty of meat




I want a gal who will rock all day
She won't even stop to pee

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Jimmie Rodgers's song, "Looking for a New Mama" depict a man in search of a new woman in his life, specifically one who can cook and won't tell him lies. The singer reflects on a past relationship with a woman who was kind to him but ultimately passed away. He desires a woman who is faithful to him and won't engage in outside relationships. Additionally, the singer emphasizes the importance of his partner having energy and vitality.


The song is a mixture of both uplifting and melancholic elements. Although the singer desires a new partner, he mournfully reflects on the loss of his past relationship. Furthermore, the expectations he has for his new partner, such as not eating outside their relationship, suggest a controlling quality in the singer's personality. Overall, the song sheds light on the complexities and expectations of romantic relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

I want a brand new mama
I desire to have a new mother figure for myself.


I think I let her die
I may have played a role in driving away my former mother figure.


I want a woman who can cook
I am looking for a woman who possesses culinary skills.


And won't who won't tell me dirty lies
Additionally, I want someone who is honest and does not deceive me with falsehoods.


I had a good woman
I once had a significant other who was a good person.


As kind as she could be
She was the most generous and compassionate version of herself.


Her daddy was a brave man
Moreover, her father was a courageous individual.


Out on that old high sea
He was likely involved in work or trade which kept him out at sea for long periods.


When I get a woman I want her all to myself
If I obtain a female partner, I expect complete exclusivity in the relationship.


There'll be no outside loving
I will not tolerate any extra-marital affairs.


She's got to keep it on the shelf
I don't want any instances of infidelity to occur.


I'm looking for a woman whose got lots of pep
I am in search of a lively and energetic woman.


Don't love nobody but me and won't forget to watch her step
She must love only me and be careful in her actions as not to mess up the relationship.


I don't want no skinny mama
I am not interested in a thin partner.


I want one with plenty fat
I would prefer a larger, more curvaceous individual.


I want a gal who will rock all day
I desire a woman who is capable of being my equal partner in all matters.


She won't even stop to pee
She should be so competent and efficient in our daily lives that she does not need to halt for even the most basic of necessities.




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Comments from YouTube:

Lorne Bain

appreciate the good music 👍👍

JUST COUNTRY

Cliff Carlisle is playing steel right or wrong please inform thanks great song thanks keith in ct

Jason Hill

That's correct. Wilbur Ball is on guitar, while Jimmie plays ukulele.

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