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Mama Don't Allow

Mama don't 'low no music playin' 'round here
Mama don't 'low no music playin' 'round 5 here
Well 1 we don't care what Mama don't 'low, Gonna 4 play our music anyhow
1 Mama don't allow no 5 music playin' 'round 1 here

Mama don't 'low no guitar strummin' 'round here...

[Make up additional verses about other things Mama don't allow:
Banjo pickin', Foot stompin', Fiddle playin', Bass thumpin', and so on...]

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A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear. http://ToneWay.com