Tell Mama

Album: Tell Mama (1967)
Charted: 23
  • You thought you'd found a good girl
    One to love you and give you the world
    Now you find that you've been misused
    Talk to me, I'll do what you choose, I want you to

    Tell Mama, all about it
    Tell Mama, what you need
    Tell Mama, what you want
    And I'll make everything alright

    That girl you had didn't have no sense
    She wasn't worth all the time that you spent
    She had another man throw you outdoors
    Now the same man is wearing your clothes, I want you to

    Tell Mama, all about it
    Tell Mama, what you need
    Tell Mama, what you want
    And I'll make everything alright

    Tell me, tell me now

    She would embarrass you anywhere
    She'd let everybody know she didn't care
    Give me a chance I've been beggin' you
    And I just want to take care of you, I want you to

    Tell Mama, all about it
    Tell Mama, what you need
    Tell Mama, what you want
    Tell Mama, what you want right now

    Tell me, tell your mom
    I'm your Mama
    Tell me what you want Writer/s: WILBUR TERRELL, MARCUS DANIEL, CLARENCE CARTER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 5th 1967, "Tell Mama" by Etta James entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #98; and 10 weeks later on January 14th, 1968 it peaked at #23 {for 3 weeks} and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #10 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1955 and 1978 she had twenty-eight records make the R&B Singles chart; thirteen made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Wallflower (Dance with Me, Henry)" for 4 weeks in 1955...
    She just missed having three #1 records when "All I Could Do Was Cry" {1960} and "At Last" {1961} both peaked at #2...
    May Ms. James, born Jamesetta Hawkins, R.I.P. {1938 - 2012}.
  • Ted from Phoenix, AzThis is, to my mind, the best song Etta James ever recorded. The brass and vocals are absolutely great, and practically everything else (including the guitars) are part of the rhythm track.
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