The “Mom Song” is sometimes referred to as the Mum Song, and after hearing a variety of songs about moms over the years, I must admit the Patti Harshey version of the Mom Song is by far the best.
Anita Renfroe did a nice version of the William Tell Mom Song too, but I personally prefer Patti Harshey’s version. Patti Harshey, from the Northland Church in Longwood Florida, recently sang the mom song and I wanted to share it as it is simply priceless.
This song goes well with my recent Mean Moms post too. This mom song does an excellent job of describing what a typical mom says in a 24-hour period, but this mom says it in less than 3 minutes flat.
The Mom Song lyrics are displayed as this song is sung, but I thought it would be fun to include the Mom Song lyrics in full text version below for anyone interested in singing along. If you can keep up, that is.
The Mom Song Lyrics
Get up now Get up now Get up out of bed Wash your face Brush your teeth Comb your sleepy head Here’s your clothes And your shoes Hear the words I said Get up now Get up and make your bed Are you hot? Are you cold? Are you wearing that? Where’s your books and your lunch and your homework at? Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat Don’t forget you got to feed the cat Eat your breakfast The experts tell us it’s the most important meal of all Take your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tall Please remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at three today?
Don’t forget your piano lesson is this afternoon
So you must play Don’t shovel Chew slowly But hurry The bus is here Be careful Come back here Did you wash behind your ears? Play outside Don’t play rough Would you just play fair? Be polite Make a friend Don’t forget to share Work it out Wait your turn Never take a dare Get along Don’t make me come down there Clean your room Fold your clothes Put your stuff away Make your bed Do it now Do we have all day? Were you born in a barn? Would you like some hay Can you even hear a word I say? Answer the phone Get Off the phone Don’t sit so close Turn it down No texting at the table No more computer time tonight
Your iPod’s my iPod if you don’t listen up
Where you going and with whom and what time do you think you’re coming home? Saying thank you, please, excuse me Makes you welcome everywhere you roam You’ll appreciate my wisdom Someday when you’re older and you’re grown Can’t wait ’til you have a couple little children of your own You’ll thank me for the counsel I gave you so willingly But right now I thank you NOT to roll your eyes at me Close your mouth when you chew Would appreciate Take a bite Maybe two Of the stuff you hate Use your fork Do not you burp Or I’ll set you straight Eat the food I put upon your plate Get an egg A, Get the door Don’t get smart with me Get a Grip Get in here I’ll count to 3 Get a job Get a life Get a PhD Get a dose of reality I don’t care who started it You’re grounded until your 36 Get your story straight And tell the truth for once for heaven’s sake And if all your friends jumped off a cliff
Would you jump too?
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said at least a thousand times before that You’re too old to act this way It must be your father’s DNA Look at me when I am talking Stand up straight when you walk A place for everything And everything must be in place Stop crying or I’ll give you something real to cry about Oh! Brush your teeth Wash your face Get your PJs on Get in bed Get a hug Say a prayer with Mom Don’t forget I love you **KISS** And tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom’s work never ends You don’t need the reason why Because Because Because Because I said so I said so I said so I said so I’m the Mom The mom The mom The mom The mom