Playlist Sunday – Songs for my Mama

Happy Mothers' Day!

 

 

 

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.


 

The Songs:

* 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 РKris 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

xo

Er

Erin McDonald
Writer, Yoga Teacher, Dream Chaser Coach at ClumsyGrace

Erin is an International Transformational Coach, obsessed with facilitating change in the lives of incredible, hilarious women. She’s a Mama, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and cousin; a seeker (and occasional finder) of an authentic life in all its disastrous glory. She has a brave heart, believes in magic, loves tacos, and always wins at Whack-a-Mole


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About the author : Erin McDonald

Erin McDonald

Erin is an International Transformational Coach, obsessed with facilitating change in the lives of incredible, hilarious women. She’s a Mama, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and cousin; a seeker (and occasional finder) of an authentic life in all its disastrous glory. She has a brave heart, believes in magic, loves tacos, and always wins at Whack-a-Mole