I am so blessed. I have a lot, and everything that I have, I owe to my mama.
Today’s Playlist is dedicated to her. To you, it may seem random. But it is a list of songs that will (mostly) bring her a lot of joy.
To all of the mothers, bless you.
To all of the aunties and grandmas doing the work, I love you.
To the daddies who have our back and the children who make us the mothers we are, thank you.
My mom knows the word to every B-side you can imagine. She loves a good novelty song. She loves songs the remind her of places and times. She instilled in me a great love for the saddest songs imaginable.
She and my dad raised us in a house filled with music and my husband and I strive to do the same for our kids.
* Dear Mama by Tupac
Okay, so this one is for me and not her. Because it makes me cry. Because it reminds me how much all mothers sacrifice (gladly) for our babies.
* Hand in my Pocket – Alanis Morisette
* Travelling Soldier – Dixie Chicks
* The Rooster Song – Farmer Dan
From a CD of Irish music that we purchased in Dublin and listened to in our rental car as we careened wildly around the Irish countryside, fearing for our life and laughing our heads off.
* Hair – The Cowsills
She knows every word. Just watch.
* I Think I Love you – David Cassidy
Because David Cassidy.
* Sunday Morning Coming Down – Kris Kristofferson
I think this is the saddest song I know. But I’m always open to suggestions.
* Summer Wine – Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood
Ever hear your dad sing and play this on the guitar while your mom sings back-up? I have.
* Everyday – Buddy Holly
This is a lovely song. It was the B Side to Peggy Sue and features so beautifully in “Buddy”.
* Carry me Carrie – Dr Hook
My mom saw the good Dr in concert a few years back. The songs were sad and the band was still quite lewd…
* Black Velvet Band – Irish Rovers
Another song from our family trip to Ireland a few years back, and I felt it was a good note to leave things on because it’s one of the few songs on this list that doesn’t make me cry like a baby.
Without further adieu:
Your turn! Tell me how you’re celebrating your Mama today. What’s your Ma’s favourite tune!
Love to all you wonderful ladies out there