Track Title:               Tell Mama
Album Title:               The Essential Etta James, disc 2
Prime Artist:              Etta James     (b. Jamesetta Hawkins)

Saxophone:                 Floyd Newman

Producer:                  Rick Hall
Written by:                Wilbur Terrell
Written by:                Marcus Daniels

Written by:                Clarence Carter
Recorded At:               Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Lyrics:
You thought you had to find 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
And what you need
Tell Mama
And 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 other men throw you outdoors
Now the same man is wearing your clothes.

I want you to
Tell Mama
All about it
Tell Mama
And what you need
Tell Mama
And what you want, and I'll make everything alright.

Ooh, ooh, ooh.
Tell me, tell me right now.

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

I want you to
Tell Mama
All about it
Tell Mama
And what you need
Tell Mama!
And what you want
Tell Mama!
And what you want, right now
Tell Me!
Tell your Mama
I'm your Mama.

Validated by Todd Peach {todd@thepeaches.com}


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