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Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r

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MOTHER


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GUEST,roro81 24 Feb 02 - 02:39 PM
Sorcha 24 Feb 02 - 04:21 PM
Tiger 24 Feb 02 - 07:30 PM
Dave Bryant 25 Feb 02 - 05:59 AM
Uncle_DaveO 25 Feb 02 - 10:26 AM
GUEST,NH Dave 25 Feb 02 - 11:26 AM
Uncle_DaveO 25 Feb 02 - 01:17 PM
Tiger 25 Feb 02 - 02:36 PM
Joe Richman 25 Nov 04 - 10:34 AM
Bat Goddess 26 Nov 04 - 09:19 AM
Joe Richman 26 Nov 04 - 10:46 AM
John in Brisbane 27 Nov 04 - 09:23 AM
GUEST 28 Nov 04 - 12:37 AM
John in Brisbane 28 Nov 04 - 08:28 AM
John in Brisbane 28 Nov 04 - 08:48 AM
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Subject: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: GUEST,roro81
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 02:39 PM

Could anyone please help me find the song that starts out, "M is for a million things she gave me...O means only that she's growing old..." I'd sure appreciate any info. Thanks, RoRo


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 04:21 PM

Click here--, background MIDI also.


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Subject: Lyr Add: M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means...)
From: Tiger
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 07:30 PM

There's lots more than that. I thought we had posted this before, but maybe not.

M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means The World To Me) — Bobby Breen
Lyrics by Howard Johnson, Melody by Theodore Morse
Copyright 1915, Leo Feist, Inc. Renewed 1943.

I've been around the world, you bet,
But never went to school,
Hard knocks are all I seem to get,
Perhaps, I've been a fool;

But still, some educated folks,
Supposed to be so swell,
Would fail, if they were called upon,
A simple word to spell.

Now, if you'd like to put me to a test,
There's one dear name that I can spell the best;

    "M" is for the million things she gave me,
    "O" means only that she's growing old,
    "T" is for the tears were shed to save me,
    "H" is for her heart of purest gold,
    "E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
    "R" means right, and right, she'll always be,
    Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
    A word that means the world to me.

When I was but a baby,
Long before I learned to walk,
While lying in my cradle,
I would try my best to talk;

It wasn't long, before I spoke,
And all the neighbors heard,
My folks were very proud of me,
For "MOTHER" was the word.

Although I never lay a claim to fame,
I'm satisfied that I can spell the name;

    "M" is for the mercy she possesses,
    "O" means that I owe her all I own,
    "T" is for her tender sweet caresses,
    "H" is for her hands that made a home:
    "E" means everything she's done to help me,
    "R" means real and regular, you see,
    Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
    A word that means the world to me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 25 Feb 02 - 05:59 AM

There is a parody of this. The first verse is sung by a girl - "Put them all together they spell MOTHER, and that is what I think I'm going to be". The second verse is sung be the putative dad - "Put them all together they spell FATHER, but you'll never hang that title upon me".

Anyone know it ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 25 Feb 02 - 10:26 AM

I THINK it was Imogene Coca (or maybe Carol Burnett) who did a parody:

M is for the million things she told me
O is for the other things she told me
T is for the trillions of things she told me
H is for the heap of things she told me
E is just for everything she told me
R is for the rest of the things she told me

There may have been a treatment of the rest of the song, but this is all I remember. Cracked me up at the time.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: GUEST,NH Dave
Date: 25 Feb 02 - 11:26 AM

I think the one Dave was looking for went,

M is for the many time your laid me
O is for the other times you tried . .

Put them all together and they spell MOTHER and that is what I think I'm going to be, but I can't remember the rest either.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 25 Feb 02 - 01:17 PM

That's a good one, Dave, but my quote was pretty close to the version I heard.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: Lyr Add: M-O-T-H-E-R parody
From: Tiger
Date: 25 Feb 02 - 02:36 PM

    (her letter)
"M" is for the many times you made me
"O" is for the other times you tried
"T" is for those tawdry frat house weekends
"H" is for the Hell that's in your eye
"E" is for your everlasting passion
"R" is for the ruin you've made of me
Put them all together, they spell M-O-T-H-E-R
And that is what I think I'm going to be.
    (the response)
"F" is for your funny correspondence
"A" is for this answer to your note
"T" is for your tearful salutation
"H" is for your hope I'll be the goat
"E" is for the ease with which I made you
"R" is for the rube you think I'll be
Put them all together, they spell F-A-T-H-E-R
But you'll never pin that title, dear, on me.

Thanks to Oscar Brand, "Bawdy Songs Goes to College"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: Joe Richman
Date: 25 Nov 04 - 10:34 AM

By the way, has anyone worked out all the chords to this one? They aren't posted. I worked out a set of chords to the famous chorus, but I'm having trouble with the verse. (The online recorded versions I'm able to download are all chorus only.)   I remember the tune to the verse, but not well enough to be absolutely sure of the chords. Later when I have access to a banjo, I'll post my chords in the key of C... there are a few 6ths and diminished chords as well as some easy ones... but I have to have the 'jo in hand to remember all of 'em.

Joe


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 26 Nov 04 - 09:19 AM

There's another parody with all the nagging, etc. aspects of Motherhood; can't remember a word of it. Anybody recall?

Linn


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Subject: Chords Add: M-O-T-H-E-R
From: Joe Richman
Date: 26 Nov 04 - 10:46 AM

well... I know no parodies, but here are my chords for the famous chorus (I was wrong about the 6ths..... it's diminished chords and 7ths mostly that are the "chords that are too hard to play")

C       G7    Gmaj7   C       G          D7    G
M is   for    the    million things she gave me

G       Gdim   G         G7       C    C7
O means only that she's growing old   

F      D7                   Cdim    C    A7
T is for the tears were shed to   save    me

D7 D9 Dm7    G   F    G   F   C D7   G7
H   is for    her heart of purest gold...

C       G7    Gmaj7   C       G       D7         G
E    is for   her   eyes    with   love-light shining

G       Gdim   G         G7          C   C7
R means right and right she'll always be

F         D7    Cdim    G            A
put them all together   they spell MOTHER

D7 D9   Dm7    G    F    G       C
a   word that means the world to me


Now to work on the verse chords....help would be appreciated

Joe


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 27 Nov 04 - 09:23 AM

http://www.jeannepasero.com/m-o-ther.mid HERE has the MIDI for the chorus. I've never heard the verse(S) so sorry can't help beyond that.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Nov 04 - 12:37 AM

Thanks, John.   

I know the chorus pretty well, and had access to it already as a MIDI.
The website "melody lane" lists the song, but it is a members only website that isn't accepting new members currently due to bad health of the sponsor. (www.melodylane.net). I think I joined it a year or two ago, but I forgot to write down my password, etc. so now I'm stuck on the outside. As I recall, they include the whole tune with verses and chorus on that site. I believe that Burl Ives recorded the whole song with verses as well as chorus. But I'm too cheap to go out and buy it (I'm not even sure it's in print). The song is off copyright since it was written in 1915. If you know the chorus try my chords and see what you think... maybe they could be improved.

Joe

Joe


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 28 Nov 04 - 08:28 AM

OK Joe, I've done the hard part, having found the MIDI for the FULL tune at http://www.341stbombgroup.org/music/.

I'll leave you to do the easy part now to work out the chords - must admit 'twould stretch my chord theory a mite.

If all else fails I'll consult the score collection ay my local State Library.

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 28 Nov 04 - 08:48 AM

Joe, if you send me a mail at johninbrisbaneatlycos.com I'll send you a PDF of the chords, otherwise here's an unformatted copy.

Good Luck, John

1 G7b9
2 F
3 Adim D7
4 C D7 Gm
5 D Gm D Bdim
6 Edim
7 F Bb
8 F
9
10 Ddim
11 Bb Bbsus2 C7 F
12 Am Dm
13 Gbdim
14 Gm Gbm
15 Gm
16 Fsus4 C7 F Fmaj7
17 Am Esus4
18 F
19 Gbdim Bm6
20 Em Dbdim
21 Gbdim
22 Amsus4 Dm C Gbdim
23 C7
24 Edim Ebdim
25 Edim
26 C7 Gb7 Edim
27 Em
28 Dm6 C
29 Cdim7 C7
30
31 F C7
32 Ddim F G7b9
33 Bb Db13b5b9
34 C7
35 Edim Ebdim Edim
36 Gm Fmaj7
37 Dm7
38 F
39 C Csus4 Gm7 Ebadd9
40 Fdim F Eb7#11
41 Gbdim D11
42 Dmsus4 Dsus4
43 G7 Dm6
44 C7 Ebadd9
45 Gm69
46 F Edim Ddim
47 F G7b9
48 Bb Db13b5b9
49 C7
50 Cdim7 C7
51 C6 A
52 Eb13b5b9 D7
53
54 G7b9
55 F
56 F7 D7
57 D Gm
58 Gbdim Gm D Bdim
59 Edim
60 F Bb
61
62 F Fm
63 Gm7
64 Edim
65
66 Csus4 Ddim
67 Bb C7
68 F Am
69 Dm Gbdim
70 Bb Gbdim
71 Gm
72 C11 Dm11
73 C13
74 F
75 Gbdim Bm6
76 Em Dbdim
77 Gbdim
78 Dm Bdim Em
79 Cdim7 C7
80
81 Ebdim
82 Edim C7 Edim
83
84 Dm6
85 C
86 Cdim7 C7
87
88 F Edim Ddim
89 F G7b9 Gm7
90 Db13b5b9 C7
91 C
92 Cdim7 C Gm
93 Bb F
94 Ebadd9
95 F Am Gm
96 F
97 Eb7#11 D11
98 G7 Dm
99
100 Edim Ebadd9
101 C7 Gm69
102 F Gm
103 F G7b9
104 Gm7 Edim
105 C7#11 C7 Edim
106 C7
107 C13 A
108 Cm6 D7
109
110 G7b9
111 Db7#11 F
112 Cm6 D7
113
114
115 Gm Amsus4
116 Gm D G7
117
118 C7
119
120 F
121 Db
122
123 F


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Subject: Original Lyrics for MOTHER
From: GUEST
Date: 06 May 07 - 08:07 AM

I want the original lyrics for the song M O T H E R
I moved your post into this thread, because the lyrics are here.
See this post, above


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: GUEST
Date: 09 May 08 - 05:46 PM

The song is M-O-T-H-E-R
http://tinchicken.com/holidays/momday/mom2.htm


A word that means the world to me
M is for the million things she gave me
O means only that she's growing old
T is for the tears she shed to save me
H is for her heart of purest gold
E is for her eyes, with love-light shining
R means right, and right she'll always be

Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER"

A word that means the world to me


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: m-o-t-h-e-r
From: topical tom
Date: 09 May 08 - 05:55 PM

I posted only some of the words to the chorus of this song but I never realized how many other words there were!And how many parodies! WOW!


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