A Mother's Love
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics

In this place certain men should hide their face
The way they treat their mother is a disgrace
In this place certain men should hide their face
The way they treat their mother is a disgrace
Neglect the old lady for donkey years
When she dead they shedding crocodiles' tears
And spending money like hell
To buy a casket big like Hilton Hotel

But when their mother was alive, they didn't know she then
Is night clubs and brothels they money used to spend
They used to carry on, but now that she's gone
Them hypocrites does weep and mourn
But if you are lucky and you still have your mummy
Remember what Sparrow say
Forget them jagabats and all them jezebel
And make sure your mummy okay

So indiscreet, some of them drunk in the street
And they ma have nothing to eat
Buying company every day, they in a spree
And their mummy belly empty
I know a man, he join he wife one night to cuss he mother
Two weeks later he end up in Carrera
When she dead he start to moan and shout
I wish the dead could a-wake up and bust he damn mouth

When his mother was in need, he never paid a heed
And she used to eat the bread the devil knead
It was so unfair, I mean a postcard once a year
To pretend he's so sincere
Though she don't need a lot please give her what you got
Whether you're rich or you're poor, I say
Not only on her birthday, no that isn't the way
Every day should be Mother's Day

Oh no, don't neglect your mummy so
Don't leave her in tears and sorrow
Don't forget, boy, you owe her the respect
That all good mothers should get
You got to make it a point of duty
Try your best to see that she's always happy
Not like those who pay the doctor bill
Only to make sure that their name come out in she will

Oh you drove her out of mind, you treated her unkind
How could you be so blind to leave your ma to pine
The pain she had to bear to bring you safely here
And now you don't really care
You treated her crude, and for your ingratitude
Someday you will have to pay
Because retribution meets every man
Who treats his mummy that way

My friend, tell me why do you pretend
To remember your mother when?
Why do you mourn when she's buried all alone
And no longer can she return?
The Lord above will take care of her up there
But your obligation lies right here
It's unkind to leave her undone
Don't be a blased ungrateful son

Now after all is said and done, I'm warning every son
Please give your mama your love and affection
Try to understand, she did the best she can
So now give her a helping hand
I say you cannot repay even until your dying day
Though you may own the stars and moon above
You'll be a very lucky fella if you still have the treasure
As the wealth of a mother's love

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Faith Bobb

Yes this is really true what the Mighty Sparrow sung so many years ago,to me every day should be Motherโ€™s Day.

Michael Smith

A classic forever. Thanks Sparrow - every word the truth to the last word... #cultureliveshere

Greg St. A

I Love you Ma!!!
Thank you for making me into the man I am today!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน
Rest well Ma๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ Iโ€™m continuing your good work๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”

Vigirlio blanco

The masters of instrumentation!! Sparrow finds them, in lyrics he CAN NOT be beaten.


Mothers should be respected and treated with care and love.


Take Heed fellas and Honor thy Mother for Paradise lies at her feet so see and be there . What a CLASSIC .

quita maraj

2019 and still listening to The Mighty!

Gizmo Gizz

Happy Mother's Day
To Every mom outhere


Mothers must always received respect cherrish them and love always

Verna Mollineau

Sparrow l love you so much these past year's l miss hearing you ever so much may the Lord bless you with many many more loving years l could hear you all the time God's bless

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