Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me Not To Come
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Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me Not To Come


"Mama Told Me Not to Come", also written as "Mama Told Me", is a song by American singer-songwriter Randy Newman written for Eric Burdon's first solo album in 1966. Three Dog Night's 1970 cover topped the US pop singles chart. Tom Jones and the Stereophonics' version also hit No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart in 2000.





Lyrics



Want some whiskey in your water

Sugar in your tea

What's all these crazy questions they askin' me

This is the craziest party there could ever be

Don't turn on the lights, 'cause I don't want to see


Mama told me not to come, oh lord

Mama told me not to come

She said, That ain't the way to have fun, no


Open up the window

Let some air into this room

I think I'm almost chokin'

From the smell of stale perfume


And that cigarette you're smoking

'Bout scared me half to death

Open up the window, sucker

Let me catch my breath


Mama told me not to come, oh lord

Mama told me not to come

She said, that ain't the way to have fun, son

That ain't the way to have fun, son


(Instrumental)


The radio is blastin'

Someone's knocking at the door

I'm lookin' at my girlfriend

She's passed out on the floor


I seen so many things

I ain't never seen before

I don't know what it is

somebody shut that door


Mama told me not to come, oh lord

Mama told me not to come

She said, that ain't the way to have fun, son

That ain't the way to have fun, son


Mama told me, mama told me, mama told me

Told me, told me

That ain't no way to have fun, whoah, yeah yeah

Mama told me not to come

Mama, mama, mama told me

That ain't no way to have fun


That ain't the way to have fun, no

That ain't the way to have fun, son

That ain't the way to have fun, no

That ain't the way to have fun, son


That ain't the way to have fun, no

That ain't the way to have fun, son

That ain't the way to have fun, no

That ain't the way to have fun, son



Songwriters: Randy Newman

Mama Told Me Not to Come lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc




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