A friend and I are talking about Mother’s Day yesterday.
Somehow having a song about Mother’s Day came up. “Bet I can think of one.” I say.
“Humph.” says the friend. Or some skeptical comment.
I start singing.
“That’s NOT a mother’s day song.” says my friend.
“Well, it is if your mother is dead.”
“It’s not cheerful.”
“Yes, that’s true.”
So here is a recording. I haven’t learned the guitar part yet so I thought… well heck, why not sing along with Dave Van Ronk?* This is the third take. Might replace it with a later take later today.
Trigger warning: I miss my mom. This is about missing our moms. Hugs, all.
Happy Mother’s Day and hugs if you miss your mother.
*Is this a copyright violation? It probably is. Someone yell at me if it is. My brain is muttering something about sampling. Let’s see, from circa 1959 to 1961… does that make a difference?
I remember Van Ronk doing this in Boston many, many years ago. He had some unrecordable lyrics to this and several other songs he used to do i the ’60’s.
I am sure… let’s see, what do you remember? Another verse?